Find out how the two photographs displayed in front of the Gallery were made and why.
Red Saunders’ epic photographs reimagine decisive but overlooked events in Britain’s struggle for democracy and social justice. They celebrate the contributions of ordinary men and women who helped bring about change; the dissenters, revolutionaries, radicals and non-conformist who so often are hidden from history. They suggest photographic ‘evidence’ for events that occurred before the widespread adoption of camera technology. Each scene is carefully planned and lit, using costumed models in the style of tableaux vivants. These living pictures have their roots in medieval performance and feature a cast of characters representing themes from literature, art, history or everyday life.
In this talk Red will reveal the process involved in creating these large scale works, and his plans for the next staging.
A joint meeting by the Waltham Forest Radical History Workshop and the Friends of the William Morris Gallery