Lecture
5:30pm, January 26th
Garcia Honda Auditorium
George Pearl Hall

Free and Open to the Public

Professor Geoffrey Batchen teaches art history at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, specializing in the history of photography.His books include Burning with Desire: The Conception of Photography (1997), Each Wild Idea: Writing, Photography, History (2001), Forget Me Not: Photography and Remembrance (2004), William Henry Fox Talbot (2008), What of Shoes? Van Gogh and Art History (2009), Suspending Time: Life Photography, Death (2010) and More Wild Ideas (forthcoming in Chinese, 2015). He has also edited Photography Degree Zero: Reflections on Roland Barthes’s Camera Lucinda (2009) and co-edited Picturing Atrocity: Photography Crisis (2012). In April 2016, his exhibition, Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph, will be open at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth, New Zealand. A book with the same title will be published by Prestel.