Join us for a tour through the Talbot Archive, a stunning photographic record of Lancashire life from the 1930s to the 1990s by photographers Wally and Howard Talbot.
As part of the National Festival of Making, Blackburn College are offering the unique opportunity to enjoy the one of the UK’s most fascinating collections in the company of experts. Our speakers – including John Harrison, Richard Peregrine and Mary Painter – will guide you through the archive, considering the considering the social, political and historical contexts of this landmark portfolio.
Wally and Howard Talbot worked as newspaper photographers throughout Lancashire capturing key events such as visits from The Queen and Winston Churchill, and documenting Lancashire’s social, industrial and architectural history.
This truly wonderful archive of local life is set to increase in value as a vital piece of social documentary photography in both a regional and national context. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy it in the unique setting of Blackburn Cathedral during the National Festival of Making weekend, 12-13 May.
Free to attend, booking required here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talbot-talks-tickets-45512330606
SATURDAY 12th MAY 2018 – 11am and 2pm