Ted Forbes: Learning from the Masters

Ted Forbes is best known for his YouTube channel, The Art of Photography. The idea for the channel began 15 years ago in response to a lack of resources available online. The master photographers in history were missing as well as the techniques, aesthetics, and philosophies behind the concept of photography as an art form.

As photographers, we don’t make images in a vacuum. We sit on a continuum of image makers. There’s much to learn from those who made images before us that will push forward our individual work as well as the future of photography.

During his talk Ted will illuminate lessons to be learned from past and contemporary masters of photography and painting—and maybe even a musician, too. We’ll consider artists such as Fox Talbot, Graciela Iturbide, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Gerhard Richter, among others for the lessons their work, thinking, and practices may inspire.

Ted is a photographer and YouTube creator who uses his platform as a way to educate and spark creativity. He’s created over 1,000 videos since 2008 that have generated over 75 million views covering topics from composition and technique to technical reviews and optics.

In 2017 Ted produced “The Artist Series,” which comprises two seasons of short films documenting the best living photographers working today including William Wegman, Alexey Titarenko, Laura Wilson, Graciela Iturbide, Keith Carter, David Brookover, Lourdes Grobet and Pedro Meyer.

Ted often collaborates on projects with Leica, Hasselblad, Sony, Canon, Nikon and Fujifilm. He recently launched online and in-person photography workshops, and his first book Visually Speaking is forthcoming spring 2024. Before fully pursuing his current career path, Ted spent 7 years working at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Learn more about Ted on his website and browse his instagram to see more work.

Visitors are welcome (£5) and should contact Julia for more information or to book a place.

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5th March 20247:30pm - 9:30pm

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