Towards @earth

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Who this event is for

  • Everyone


JHB Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus


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Shocking, haunting and unsettling, Peter’s book @earth makes a powerful statement about the current eco-crisis, the arms race and the injustices dominating today’s world. Peter will discuss the content of this, his most recent book, which brings together over 40 years of images, from the Vietnam war in 1968 to the present day. @earth is as revolutionary in form as it is in content, telling a story through the universal language of photomontage – the long-favoured medium of radical artists.

Throughout his career, Peter has consistently challenged power structures and injustices, from his anti-nuclear works of the 1980s to the powerful images he created in response to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

This lecture is being hosted at Oxford Brookes as part of Photography Oxford Festival '14 – the first major new festival of its type in the UK for many years.

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About the speaker

Peter Kennard PhotoPeter Kennard was born in London in 1949. He is a senior tutor in photography at the Royal College of Art and his work is in many major collections, including Tate, the V&A and the Imperial War Museum.

His work has been published in numerous publications including The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, New Statesman and Time Magazine.