October 3, 2013 / 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
“Transatlantic Reflections: British Artistic Traditions and
American Photographers in Britain”
Scott Wilcox, Chief Curator of Art Collections and Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings
Yale Center for British Art
The image of Britain as it appears in the work of 20th-century American photographers
reflects not just the work of earlier British photographers, but longstanding traditions of
image-making in Britain. This talk, which grew out of a project examining photographs taken
in Britain and Ireland in the 1960s and 70s by the Americans Bruce Davidson and
Paul Caponigro, traces aspects of their photography back through traditions of printmaking
and painting to Hogarth and Blake in the 18th century.
Media support provided by Iowa Public Radio.