V&A Academy Lunchtime Lecture with Heidi Hudson
Heidi Hudson, Curator of Photographic Collections at the Royal Kennel Club will be delivering a Lunchtime Lecture as part of the V&A Academy Lunchtime Lecture Series on Thursday 8 February at the V&A Museum in South Kensington. The session is titled: Promoting the Dog through Photography- The making of man’s best friend in early British photography.
Dogs have been a subject matter within photography since it was first introduced. Was this by hapless accident or have dogs been a central theme within photography since the beginning and why?
Looking at the parallel trajectory of dogs and photography in Great Britain, Heidi will examine the role the dog plays out in early photography as subject matter, muse, prop, and symbolic representation. No booking is required for this event.
Image credit: Unknown British photographer / © The Kennel Club