Hannah's work puts women in the picture

Published: 4 March 2015 at 12:18

Leading photographer to give free public talk at Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus.

Anglia Ruskin University is hosting a rare public lecture by internationally-acclaimed photographer Hannah Starkey on Monday, 9 March.

One of the most important active photographers engaged with female representation, Hannah Starkey’s work has won numerous awards and is held by collections throughout the world, including the Tate, the V&A and the Seattle Art Museum. 

Kerstin Hacker, Course Leader for Photography at Anglia Ruskin, said:

“Hannah is an important contemporary photographer with a distinct voice.”

“Her carefully staged and composed images evoke the cinematic, recalling the cool compositions of Jeff Wall or the melancholy of an Edward Hopper painting.”

“Though seemingly mundane, her pictures of women engaged in everyday life suggest intimate moments within a wider sense of narrative beyond the frame, creating a sense of disquiet.”

“It’s wonderful to have external speakers of the calibre of Hannah and it’s particularly good news for our final-year Photography students, who have the opportunity for a portfolio review session with Hannah before the lecture, where she will provide artistic and professional guidance.”  

During her talk, which will be followed by a Q&A session, Hannah will be projecting examples of her work from the past 15 years.