What is photography for? A virtual conversation with Jim Mortram and Craig Atkinson

The front cover of 'Small Town Inertia Diary Entries' by Jim Mortram, with a black and white photograph of a man sitting at a table smoking

Image © JA Mortram


What is photography for?

A virtual conversation with Jim Mortram and Craig Atkinson

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 Thursday 30 March 2023

 5–6pm (BST)

 Online via Zoom

  Booking required

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About the event 

Why should we care about photography? Why take photographs? Why preserve them?

Social documentary photographer Jim Mortram and photographer and publisher Craig Atkinson ponder these questions and more, using their own work as guides towards a photography that is humane and politically-engaged.


Jim Mortram is an award-winning social documentary photographer and the creator of Small Town Inertia.

Craig Atkinson is an award-winning publisher, artist and lecturer. He runs Café Royal Books, an independent publisher of photography photobooks or zines based in Southport, England.

 Booking information

Booking is required for this event. Once you have booked your place, the ticketing system will send you an automated confirmation.

The Zoom link for the talk, together with event details, will be emailed to participants on the evening of Wednesday 29 March. If you do not receive this before the talk, please check your spam/junk folder.  


This events takes place online via Zoom.


We gratefully acknowledge the support of Sir Brian and Lady Pomeroy towards our photography season activities.

The Bodleian Libraries Education Programme is generously supported by The Helen Hamlyn Trust.

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