Fri 11 September 2020 – Sun 13 September 2020

Another Eye: Online Conference

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We are delighted to announce the Another Eye conference, celebrating the contribution of women refugee photographers who came to Britain after 1933.  




Presentations will cover these photographers’ work across portraiture, reportage, social documentary and architectural photography, and how the European cultural approaches that they brought with them informed British visual culture. In particular we will consider how their experiences both as outsiders and as women shaped their practice.

Speakers include:

  • Valeria Carullo, Architectural Photography by émigré women
  • Colin Ford, Lotte Meitner-Graf
  • Michelle Henning, A Hundred Years: Lucia Moholy and German Photography History in Britain
  • Amanda Hopkinson, Woman to Woman: Photographic Friends Gerti Deutsch & Inge Morath
  • John March, Disrupted and Changing Careers of Women Refugee Photographers
  • Clara Masnatta, Photographer Grete Stern in London Transit
  • Roberta McGrath, Edith Tudor-Hart
  • Rolf Sachsse, Lucia Moholy: Science and Design in Exile
  • Kylie Thomas, Anne Fischer’s Itinerant Vision: A German Jewish photographer between England and South Africa
  • Barbara Warnock, The Rediscovery of Gerty Simon’s Work, Archive, Life and Career
  • Julia Crockatt, Anthea Kennedy and Tom Heinersdorff, Memories of Laelia Goehr, Erika Koch and Elisabeth Chat

This free event will run over three afternoons from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 September. 


The conference is organised by Four Corners and the History & Theory of Photography Research Centre, Birkbeck in association with John March and the Insiders/Outsiders Festival. It accompanies Four Corners exhibition Another Eye: Women Refugee Photographers in Britain after 1933, which runs until 3 October 2020.  

The conference is generously supported by the Paul Mellon Centre.