Creative Innovation Across Disciplines Seminar Series - Fieldwork: Documenting Spiti

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As part of the School of Art and Design's Creative Innovation Across Disciplines Seminar Series, Professor Patrick Sutherland presents, 'Fieldwork: Documenting Spiti'.

  • From: Thursday 9 June 2016, 12 am
  • To: Thursday 9 June 2016, 12 am
  • Location: 1706, Chaucer, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Chaucer Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LT

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As part of the School of Art and Design's Creative Innovation Across Disciplines Seminar Series, Professor Patrick Sutherland presents:

'Fieldwork: Documenting Spiti'

Spiti is a remote culturally Tibetan community in Himachal Pradesh in North India. For two decades, Patrick Sutherland has been documenting Spiti in different ways. His early reportage photographs were published in the book Spiti: The Forbidden Valley with an essay by the Tibetan filmmaker Tenzing Sonam and a dedication by Henri Cartier Bresson. A second book, Disciples of a Crazy Saint, was published by the Pitt Rivers Museum. He has recently completed research for the British Library Endangered Archives Project. The Spiti project has led to numerous exhibitions, magazine spreads, a radio programme and archives of work in the British Library. It has been funded by the Arts Council of Great Britain, the AHRC (twice), the British Library, Cambridge University, and the University of the Arts.

This session will describe the continuing evolution of a project that embraces fieldwork-based practice and research through practice.

Biography:

Patrick Sutherland is photographer and is currently Professor of Documentary Photography at the LCC, University of the Arts London.

For any enquiries please contact the College of Art, Design and the Built Environment Research Office by email, or by telephone on +44 (0)115 848 2301.

Location details

Room/Building:

1706, Chaucer

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Chaucer Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LT

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