Award Winning Local Photographer To Give Virtual Talk

Julia Fullerton-Batten will be discussin her project, Old Father Thames

Tower Bridge from the Old Father Thames project by Julia Fullerton-Batten
Tower Bridge from the Old Father Thames project by Julia Fullerton-Batten


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Award winning fine art photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten, who lives in Chiswick, is to give a virtual talk hosted by the Chiswick Pier Trust as part of its Talks by the Thames series.

She’s has just been announced as the IPA Photographer of the Year 2020, and will be talking about her project, Old Father Thames on Tuesday 27 April at 7.30pm

She will discuss the inspiration behind her evocative images recreating many historical, cultural and traditional events along the River Thames. Along its entire length, the river provides the source and visual ‘voice’ for her work.

Julia will discuss how she creates her images - from inspiration to technical execution, and what they say about her own experiences of shooting on the banks of the River Thames.

Mudlarkers, Old Father Thames project by Julia Fullerton-BattenMudlarkers, Old Father Thames project by Julia Fullerton-Batten

The webinar is for lovers of photography and, of course, of the River Thames.

Julia is internationally renowned for both her commercial and fine-art work. She has won innumerable awards and is a Hasselblad Ambassador. Her work is retained in permanent collection in the National Portrait Gallery, London and the Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland. Her short film ‘1814 Frost Fair’ from her Old Father Thames project was recently a Gold Winner in the Queen Palm International Film Festival, and she is the IPA winner of Photographer of the Year 2020 for her work about lockdown called ‘Looking Out from Within, 2020’.

This event is free, although any donations will be gratefully received to support Chiswick Pier Trust in its work of bringing people to the River. Like most charities, it has been affected by lockdown and would be grateful for any support you can give.

It is suggested that you book your tickets in good time prior to the start of the talk. An email from Eventbrite containing the zoom link will be sent to you before the webinar.

The Chiswick Pier Trust runs the Chiswick Pier and Pier House. In this role it manages the commercial and residential moorings at the Pier, as well as venue and conference hire at Pier House.

The trust works to engage people with the River Thames. It provides access to the Thames and support major river events, as well as organising events of its own. It also hosts an annual season of 'Talks by the Thames' which highlight the history, wildlife and ecology of the Thames.

For further information on the Pier check the Chiswick Pier Trust's web site.

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April 10, 2021

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