CREDIT: © Robin Maddock

BOP21 - Robin Maddock with Johny Pitts

Event info

Robin Maddock photographer in discussion with Johnny Pitts the acclaimed writer of the 2019 book Afropean, photographer and now presenter of 'open book' on Radio 4. 

The pair will discuss Robin's new book England or... , a book with a different title in every copy. It's  result of five years of documentary work after the Brexit vote, Robin set out to find out more about the country of his birth. A country that we have seen has torn apart over issues of identity, race, money, inequality, space and versions of history.

The talk aims to reflect on these long term atmospheres, artefacts of decline, with a kind of honesty and humour that only an ambivalent affection for this odd place we call England, can muster.

They will probably end up talking about photography too and some of the issues raised in Pitts’s essay on England accompanying the book.



Details of all the talks taking place at BOP21 can be found here

Information on BOP21 is available here

Event Organiser

Michael Pritchard


Venue Information

All areas are fully accessible with a lift, ramps and restrooms on each floor. If you have any specific requirements, please contact us on so we can assist you during your visit.

There is public parking in Paintworks. We also have reserved parking spaces we can make available for those with accessibility requirements. Please contact us in advance if you would like to reserve a space. From ground level there are lifts to reach RPS House on the raised ground floor.

Cancellation policy

The RPS and the MPF will do their best to ensure that this series of talks runs as planned. In the unlikely event that BOP21 or individual talks have to be cancelled all registrants will be advised by email at the earliest opportunity and full refunds made.  No responsibility will be accepted for any consequential losses.


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