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Part of diane arbus: in the beginning

Explore the legacy of Arbus’ early photographs and her lasting impact on artists and audiences today at a discussion with Charlie Fox and Hannah Starkey, chaired by writer Emily LaBarge.

Charlie Fox is a London-based writer whose fiction and non-fiction work on art and popular culture has been published in Artforum, The New York Times and Dazed, among others. His first book, This Young Monster, was published by Fitzcarraldo Editions in 2017.

Hannah Starkey is a London-based contemporary photographer known for her contemplative and evocative images of women in staged, often urban settings. Recent exhibitions include 209 Women, Portcullis House (2018); Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 – 2015, Whitechapel Gallery, and History Is Now: 7 Artists Take on Britain, Hayward Gallery (both 2015).

Emily LaBarge is a writer based in London, where she teaches at the Royal College of Art. Her essays and longform criticism focus on literature and art by women and her writing has featured in publications including frieze, Los Angeles Review of Books, Bookforum and The Guardian.

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Royal Festival Hall
Level 5 Function Room, Green Side


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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