Dominic McIver Lopes gives The Mangoletsi Lectures 2012 at the University of Leeds

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The Mangoletsi Lectures 2012 at the University of Leeds will be given by Dominic McIver Lopes, Distinguished University Scholar and Professor in Philosophy, University of British Co

Mangoletsi Lectures 2012 on Four Arts of Photography

More than a century after its invention, the camera has proven to be a versatile instrument for making art.

These four lectures use a philosophical question - what is photography? - to examine four strategies for making photographic art.

Professor Lopes will discuss the classic tradition of photography during the mid-twentieth century, the new conceptual photography of Andreas Gursky and Jeff Wall, experimental abstract photography, and the significance of digital photography and photographic social networks.

'How to Do Things with Theory'
Lecture I, Tuesday 1st May, 5 - 6 p.m.
Great Woodhouse Room, University House
(wine reception to follow after the end of the first lecture)

'Magic Moments'
Lecture II, Tuesday 8th May, 5 - 6 p.m.
Council Chamber, 1st Floor, Parkinson Court

'Thinking Through Photographs'
Lecture III, Tuesday 15th May, 5 - 6 p.m.
Council Chamber, 1st Floor, Parkinson Court

'Photography Plugged and Unplugged'
Lecture IV, Tuesday 22nd May, 5 - 6 p.m.
Council Chamber, 1st Floor, Parkinson Court

Dominic Lopes is Distinguished University Scholar and Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia working mainly in philosophical aesthetics. His most recent book is A Philosophy of Computer Art (Routledge, 2009), awarded the Outstanding Book Prize from the American Society of Aesthetics and designated an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice (the American Library Association).

Professor Lopes is currently working on a pair of books entitled Beyond Art and Four Arts of Photography and has just co-edited (with Diarmuid Costello) a special issue of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism on the media of photography. He has also been awarded a Philosophical Quarterly Essay Prize and a Killam Research Prize.

All welcome