Thursday, 12 March 2015

Looking for Light: Jane Bown


Stills’ presents a moving portrait of the photographer Jane Bown: her quiet determination working in an almost exclusively male world; her unique working method; how the sorrow of her early childhood informed her unique photographic style. Includes interviews with Rankin, Edna O’Brien and Don McCullin as well as the many iconic photographs by Jane that span her six decade career including her portraits of Samuel Beckett, Mick Jagger, Queen Elizabeth II and Bjork, to mention a few. Directed by Luke Dodd and Michael Whyte.

The screening will be introduced by Gareth James who is the former Centre Manager & Head of Exhibitions for the Newsroom: the Guardian and Observer archive and visitor centre. The Newsroom is home to Jane Bown’s archive and Gareth worked on numerous exhibitions and books with Jane during his time at the centre.

This is a free event but places are limited. Please book your ticket here.