David Stewart RPS Lecture: 'Pretty Vacant'

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30 Nov 2017

7pm to 9pm

Royal Photographic Society presents David Stewart Lecture: 'Pretty Vacant'
Free for students, booking required via this link

This talk will show the development of David’s work over the last 25 years and how working on personal projects led to commissions.  From early still life, through commercial work involving humour, to social portraiture, he will show how each change of subject influenced the style of the work and how each personal project led to the next, whilst still maintaining the visual identity throughout his work.  

NB Students may be asked to produce their students cards.

The Student Darkroom bar will be open from 6pm; lecture begins at 7pm. Book signing and sale after lecture.

David Stewart was the first recipient, in 2016, of the Society’s Award for Editorial, Advertising and Fashion Photography, given for outstanding achievement and excellence in those fields. He began his career photographing punk bands and the passing parade of colourful characters on Morecambe Promenade, with squirrel monkeys Joey and Queenie.  This early work directly influenced his recognisable style.  Stewart won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize in 2015, having been shortlisted in 2007 and accepted a further 14 times between 1995 and 2012, each time being exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, London.


Image Credit: David Stewart