Artist Anthony Luvera discusses his latest body of work “Assembly”

Anthony Luvera is an Australian artist, writer and educator based in London. His photographic work has been exhibited widely in galleries, public spaces and festivals including the British Museum, London Underground’s Art on the Underground, National Portrait Gallery London, Belfast Exposed Photography, Australian Centre for Photography, PhotoIreland and Les Rencontres D’Arles Photographie. His writing appears regularly in a wide range of periodicals and peer-reviewed journals including Photoworks, Hot Shoe Source and Photographies. Anthony is Course Director of the BA (Hons) Photography programme at Coventry University. He previously lectured on under-graduate and post-graduate degree courses for a number of institutions, including Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, University for the Creative Arts Farnham and University College Falmouth. He also facilitates workshops and gives lectures for the public education programmes of the National Portrait Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery, Barbican Art Gallery and community photography projects across the UK. Since 2002 he has worked on a series of long-term photographic projects with people in cities and towns across the United Kingdom through which he builds upon his interests in exploring the tension between authorship (or artistic control) and participation, pedagogy as an artistic practice, and the ethics involved in representing other people’s lives.


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Session overview

In this session Luvera discusses his relationship to his latest body of site specific work “Assembly”, currently on exhibition in Brighton as part of the 2014 photo fringe, specifically in relation to informed consent and sound.

Suggested readings

Foster,  H (2001) ‘The Artist as Ethnographer’, in, The Return of the Real, MIT Press

Rosler, M (1981) ‘In, Around and Afterthoughts (On Documentary Photography)’ in Rosler 3 Works, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Press, Halifax

Sekula, A. (1982) “Dismantling Modernism, Reinventing Documentary Photography Against the Grain, 1984. in Photography Politics One, Comedia

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