Activity: External talk or presentation › Invited talk
Invited lecture to launch the new Visual Culture Research Group at University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). [Postponed]
Good for your Health? The Moral and Legal Status of Nude Photographs
This talk considers the conflicted categorical status of the nude photograph in mid-twentieth-century Britain, and its implications for today. Simultaneously heralded for their artistic and educational merits, and vilified as corrupt and depraved, the meanings and purposes of photographic nudes between 1920 and 1970 varied widely, depending on who was doing the making and the looking, and how the model was posed and framed. Drawing on themes examined in her book, Nudism in a Cold Climate, and on continuing research, Annebella's talk will test out producers', consumers' and prosecutors' moral claims and counterclaims.