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7th May, 6PM (UK Time) | Pre-register now to watch for free

From 1854 Media and British Journal of Photography, 1854 Presents brings the insights and expertise of world-class photography figures off the page and into your living room: from your own home, access exclusive artist talks, Q&As, panel discussions and more to keep you inspired and motivated during the COVID-19 lockdown — all completely free.

This week, 1854 Presents: Michael Pritchard.

Dr Michael Pritchard is Director of Education and Public Affairs at the Royal Photographic Society and a photo-historian. A former photography specialist at Christie’s auction house, he worked on cataloguing the Kodak Historical Collection at the British Library and has taught on the MA History of Photography course at De Montfort University. He completed his PhD – which examined British photographic manufacturing and retailing up to 1914 – in 2010. He has lectured internationally and broadcast and written extensively on the history of photography. His most recent book is A History of Photography in 50 Cameras (Bloomsbury, 2015).

In this free and exclusive live stream event, Michael will unpack the importance of photography’s history – looking at examples from the RPS Collection alongside publications, exhibition catalogues and periodicals spanning the last century – in finding new inspiration for the here and now.

Pre-register now to watch for free, and stay tuned for more 1854 Presents livestream events

1854 Access Members can apply to host their own livestream events showcasing their unique areas of expertise — the subject of your talk is up to you! Not an 1854 Access member yet?  Join today for just £1 in an unprecedented COVID-19 offer. 

Members can also view the archive of talks here.


Flossie Skelton

Flossie Skelton joined British Journal of Photography in 2019, where she is currently a staff writer. She does freelance writing, editing and campaign work across arts, culture and feminism; she has worked with BBC Arts, BRICKS Magazine, Belfast Photo Festival and Time’s Up. She is also an illustrator, with artwork published in Marie Claire, ES Magazine, Sunday Times Style and the Guardian.

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