Garry Fabian Miller: The Light Gatherers

Garry Fabian Miller's artwork of a dancing sun with floral aspects


Garry Fabian Miller: The Light Gatherers

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Lecture 3: Natural Magic, A Human Nature

 Tuesday 22 November 2022, 5–6pm

 Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library

 Free, booking required

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Join contemporary fine art photographer Garry Fabian Miller for the third in a series of lectures looking at the central role of The Darkroom in his life and within chemical photography.

About this lecture

Photography is a direct extension of the human imagination. It allows the projection of an inner vision – a mirror of thought and dreams to be seen. Its natural habitat, The Darkroom. Within its deep blackness, light is enabled to bring forward images from an unseen but felt intuited world. This is the place of Henry Fox Talbot's "Natural Magic", its creation a human nature. A wonder.

– Garry Fabian Miller

Lead image: Dancing Sun I, 2020 © Garry Fabian Miller

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Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.

About The Light Gatherers lecture series

This public lecture series, beginning March 2022 and running until October 2023, is part of Garry Fabian Miller's Honorary Fellowship with the Bodleian Libraries.

The series will consider the central place of the darkroom in the history of chemical photography, and lead attendees through his process, uses of light and dark, and his unique exploration of colour. He will also discuss his influences, from Enlightenment experimenters tasked with trying to preserve light, to Magic Lantern projectionists, the Bauhaus movement from the early 20th century and the final days of darkrooms.

Garry has also authored an associated publication to the lecture series entitled Dark Room: A Memoir, which will feature an essay by celebrated artist and writer Edmund de Waal and is due to be published in 2023.

Tickets for future lectures will be released in due course.

Watch Lecture 1: The Light Gatherers.

Watch Lecture 2: The Darkroom's Erasure.

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