Thursday 22nd February | 6:00 pm

LIVE Lit & Phil Event | FREE


Image provided by promoter "Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne 1988."


Mark Pinder, North East based documentary photographer, in conversation with Dr Alistair Robinson.

Discussing the book and exhibition project he has recently completed with the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art in Sunderland and the German art publisher Kerber, Mark Pinder will discuss his long term exploration of the changing social, political and economic dynamics of our region since Margaret Thatcher came to power.

Coal scavenger on the beach at Easington Colliery. Easington Colliery, County Durham, October 1987.

He will be joined by Dr Alistair Robinson, a lecturer in Curating Art at Newcastle University. He has been a curator for 25 years, at venues including Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, the photography collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television. For Macromancy, he contributed an essay titled ‘Who are you going to believe – me or your own eyes? Or, how to tell an alternative history of modern Britain’.

Conservative Party general election campaign poster. Dunston, Gateshead, April 1992


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