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Webinar: Anthony Kersting OA (30-34) by Tom Bilson

Wednesday 19 January 2022
7.00pm - 8.00pm, Virtual

(Open to all and free to attend)

20th century British photographer Anthony Kersting OA (30-34), the most intrepid and mysterious architectural photographer of his generation, is now the subject of an exhibition in the Courtauld Gallery entitled Kurdistan in the 1940s. Born in 1916, Tony's love of photography began whilst he was at the College in the 1930s and some of his early collections are marked with his old form number. Tony's work depicting his extensive travel in the Middle East has become one the world's most important architectural collections of all time. Although his work is pivotal, it is also shrouded in mystery as his explorations were near impossible considering he was not from a particularly wealthy background, leading some to believe that he was a spy.

Despite being the most prolific and widely travelled architectural photographer of his generation, Tony only had two exhibitions in his lifetime; one in an officer’s mess in Alexandria and another in Wandsworth Library with photos pinned on a board with drawing pins. 

In this exclusive webinar, Tom Bilson, Head of Digital Media at The Courtauld Institute of Art, will talk about Tony, his early years at Dulwich College, his career as a photographer and the current exhibition showcasing some of Tony's most captivating work.

If you have any questions, please email the Alleyn Club.

Please register here to attend this webinar - you will receive a joining link directly from Zoom.

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