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Focus on Photography: Euan Lynn

1.30 – 3.30pm

Friends of the Hatton

A talk on the history of instant photography by Euan Lynn, an artist based in Newcastle.

The concept of a photograph becoming available to us instantly is something we now take for granted – but it was the Polaroid company who first brought us this miracle in the 1940’s, and then subsequently refined it over the coming decades. Pioneered by Edwin Land, instant photography cut out the need for darkrooms, development and printing, giving you your photograph (almost) instantaneously.

This talk traces the development of instant photography from the 1940s to the present day, looking at its cultural importance as well as the artists who have utilised it for their work.

Euan Lynn is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Newcastle, working across photography, electronic sound and installation, whose work explores the legacies of modernism and how they relate to the present day.