Talk: The Chemistry of Images – Presented by Polaroid Originals

The Photographers Gallery
Tuesday 21st November 18.30-19.45
Admission: Free

“Nothing compared to the Polaroid form, it was a little magic act each time – nothing more, nothing less”  – Wim Wenders

Taking our current exhibition, Instant Stories. Wim Wenders’ Polaroids as a point of departure, our panel of scientists, creatives and cultural thinkers unpack the complex chemistry behind analogue instant photography, explore its popularity and cultural resonance then and now – especially given its growing popularity with millennials  – and reflect on its unique ability to be both a form of rehearsal and performance in artistic practice.


London Image Festival

1 Vine Court, London
Saturday 25th November – Sunday 26th November

The London image Festival (LIF) is an exploration of the power of images, both still and moving. LIF brings together international entries to showcase outstanding visuals in photography and film.
The festival is a reflective space for exploring. imagery in all its forms.

Radical Happiness: Lynne Segal & Hilary Robinson

The Photographers’ Gallery
Thursday 07th December: 18.30
Admission: £8/£5 members and concessions

Leading feminist thinker Lynne Segal believes that we have lost the art of transformative, collective joy. On the occasion of her passionate new book Radical Happiness, Segal calls for the re-discovery of the political and emotional joy that emerges when we learn to share our lives together.

This talk by Lynne Segal on her new research is accompanied by a selection of photographs illustrating the true nature of happiness found in others. Segal is also accompanied in conversation by Hilary Robinson, Professor of Feminism, Art and Theory at Loughborough University.


Photographing Obama: An Evening with Pete Souza

Tate Modern
Monday 04 December: 18.30 – 20.00

Pete Souza served as Chief White House Photographer for President Barack Obama, capturing historic meetings with world leaders and leading cultural figures, as well as more intimate moments with the President’s family. He was previously an Official White House Photographer for President Ronald Reagan. This is a unique opportunity to see Souza offer an illustrated talk on his new book, Obama: An Intimate Portrait, followed by a conversation between Souza and the writer and academic Sarah Churchwell. There will also be a Q&A with the audience, and a book signing after the talk.