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Arts for Health: Photography

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An on-going series of talks looking at the ideas, the history and contemporary relevance, discussed in new academic publications, presented in an accessible way for a general audience. 

Professor Susan Hogan's new book Arts for Health: Photography explores the myriad ways in which photographs can be used: to document events, places or things; to consolidate personal identity; to pose a challenge to an idea or regime; to animate the inanimate (in other words, to breathe life into objects); to capture the fleeting and transitory; to create stories; to reveal what may be taken for granted, includingseeing social practices; to enhance our perception and allow us to notice previously unnoticed details; to consolidate relationships; to represent the overlooked or marginalised; to commemorate; to authenticate; to tantalise. All these modes of photography have different possibilities, different intentions and different effects.

Susan will be introduced by Evan Dawson, CEO of the RPS. Evan has responsibility for the well-being and photography strand of the RPS's Strategic Plan 2021-2026, Photography for Everyone

Arts for Health: Photography has just been published by Emerald Publishing. It can be purchased here

Susan Hogan is Professor of Arts and Health at the University of Derby. She is interested in interdisciplinary research around women’s issues and the arts in health and has published numerous books and papers exploring the subject. 

This event is free but requires booking. 

Your Zoom link will be contained in a PDF document sent with your confirmation email and emailed immediately after you have completed your booking.

Event Organiser

Dr Michael Pritchard


Cancellation policy

This is an online event. The RPS will do its best to ensure that it keeps to the published timings and runs as planned. In the unlikely event that the event has to be cancelled all participants will be advised by email at the earliest opportunity.  No responsibility will be accepted for any consequential losses.



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