Brian StaterThe camera has given us some of the most vivid images of modern times.

This lecture examines a series of brilliant photographs and explains what makes these images so special. In particular we look at photographs which explore the depth of human experience in a spirit of optimism and compassion.

The photographers involved range from the pioneers, such as Jacques-Henri Lartigue, to some mid-Century masters, including Bill Brandt, Bert Hardy and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Finally, we look at the work of more recent exponents, such as Martin Parr and Andreas Gursky.


Brian Stater's chief interests lie in architecture, photography and history and he combines all three in his lecturing career. He has taught architectural history at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London since 1997 and became a NADFAS lecturer in 2003. He is a member of the Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography and an exhibition of his own photographs has been staged at UCL. Brian is a lively and engaging speaker who seeks to entertain as well as inform his audience.

More information

  • Our lectures are held at Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond TW9 1DH.
  • We meet on the first Tuesday of every month except January for drinks at 7 pm and a one-hour lecture at 8 pm.
  • Guests and new members are especially welcome to join us there.
  • Members: Free
  • Guests: £5 per person payable at the door.
  • NADFAS members: £4 payable at the door.
  • Students: Free, upon production of your student card.


Duke Street Church

Event Sponsor

The Arts Society Richmond