Correspondence Course: Letters on Photography by Kim Beil and Annebella Pollen

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Abstract

Correspondence Course began as a creative adventure during the confinement of Covid lockdowns. While the doors to many museums and archives were still locked, two historians of visual culture, Annebella Pollen and Kim Beil, sent each other, by post, photographic curiosities and ephemera as gifts and as writing prompts. The resulting eight essays are written as personal letters. They are informal, reflective takes on photographic history and collecting, with research folded into autobiographical stories. The project takes its name from the first item sent out across the sea: a guide for a 1960s educational course on camera technique taught remotely, via post.
A series of eight illustrated essays, c.1000 words each, published in Photomonitor magazine's online quarterly 'Experiments' theme, from 2024.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 29 Apr 2024

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