Olympus are to present a series of events at The Hospital to support the Annie Leibovitz American Music exhibition. Combining lectures and digital camera workshops, the activity is intended to offer aspiring digital photographers a unique opportunity to learn from experienced and revered professionals whilst creating an open forum to discuss the merits of the medium.
Celebrated international photographer, Lord Lichfield will present the first lecture on the evening of Monday April 26 th . Lichfield will discuss his distinguished career and will focus on his transition from traditional film images to his recent digital work. A question and answer session will follow the talk.
A panel discussion on Tuesday April 27 th will bring together a selection of radically differing viewpoints on the use of image in media. Panel members include Bob Kirwin, Times Picture Editor, Jasmine Montgomery, Brand Strategist at Futurebrand and a Creative Director of advertising agency, Lowes. Popular life style journalist Martin Deeson will chair the panel.
On Saturday April 17 th and April 24 th Olympus will be running digital portraiture workshops from 11.00 16.30 in association with the editorial team from Photography Monthly. A series of short talks, demonstrations and practical exercises over the day are designed to improve the skills of all attendees. A personalised tour of American Music follows each workshop.
Andy Parker, Marketing Manager for Olympus UK comments, Olympus is very pleased to be working with a progressive and innovative organisation like The Hospital Group. Together we feel that we can provide the perfect platform to showcase the talents of established digital photographers and encourage a wider understanding of digital photography through both discussion and participation.
If you would to attend either lecture or workshop, tickets can be booked in advance from Ticketmaster 0870 386 7372 or in person from The Hospital, 24 Endell Street Lectures: £12.50 including a glass of wine, Workshops: £35 including lunch.