Public Lecture: A lens on the weather

5:30pm - 8:00pm / Wednesday 25th May 2022
Type: Lecture / Category: Department
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Explore how weather changes and extreme weather events are seen, felt and experienced by people through photographic history.

Public Lecture Series 2022: Arts, Sustainability and the Climate Crisis
School of the Arts - University of Liverpool
A lens on the weather: historical perspectives on photography and climate
Wednesday 25 May @ 17.30

Professor Georgina Endfield (University of Liverpool)
Professor Michelle Henning (University of Liverpool)

Bringing together insights from environmental history and photographic history, this lecture will focus on climate and weather as subjects understood in and through photographic images, and the ways in which weather and climate shape the very possibility of photography in the first place. Focussing on specific historical examples, we will explore how weather changes are seen, felt and experienced by people, in relation to the ways in which photography “senses” changes in the atmosphere around it, and also with respect to the emotional atmosphere or collective mood captured by photographs of extreme and unusual weather. Join Professor Georgina Endfield, Professor of Environmental History, and Professor Michelle Henning, Chair in Photography and Media, for a fascinating illustrated lecture.

Twitter: @Weather_Extreme
Twitter for Michelle Henning: @henningmc_
This is the final SOTA Public Lecture in the Arts on the theme of Arts, Sustainability and the Climate Crisis.