Peter Marlow Tribute Walk

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Paul Halliday and Les Back

14 Nov 2017
The Walk:
Forty years ago, the streets of Lewisham flooded with protest when the National Front members arrived. Amist the chaos and fighting for progressive voices to be heard, Peter Marlow (1952 - 2016) stood, capturing the direct action in moments. Today, New Cross is still the growing soil for radical ideas and the spirit of challenging established thinking. This walk will take you along the very streets Marlow witnessed the one of the areas most defining moments. Paul Halliday and friend, Les Back, Goldsmiths' Professor will lead you through the streets, reflecting on the area where violence and protest once breathed.

Peter Marlow: 
Born in Kenilworth, England, Marlow studied psychology at Manchester University, graduating in 1974. He began his photography career in 1975 working on an Italian cruise liner in the Caribbean before joining the Sygma news agency in Paris in 1976. In the late 1970s Marlow worked in Northern Ireland and Lebanon, but soon found that the competition of photojournalism did not suit him. He returned home to Britain, and worked in Liverpool on an eight-year project, Liverpool – Looking Out To Sea. He became associated with Magnum Photos in 1980 and became a full member in 1986. He also worked regularly for The Sunday Times in the mid-1980s. In 1991 he received an assignment from the Somme department in France to photograph Amiens. Alongside Chris Steele-Perkins, he founded Magnum's London office in 1987.

The Tutors:
Paul Halliday: is a photographic artist, film-maker and urbanist who originally trained at the London College of Communications and Central Saint Martins Art School. He went on to study social anthropology, art history and archaeology at Goldsmiths, and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. He was formerly a media adviser at the British Refugee Council and has been the course leader of the international MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths since 2002. He is also a founding director of the Urban Photographers’ Association (UPA) , convener of the International Urban Photography Summer School and creative director of UrbanPhotoFest working in partnership with Tate Britain and the International Association of Visual Urbanists.

Les Back: is a Profressor of Sociology Goldsmiths, University of London. Les joined the department in 1993. This was something of a return to Goldsmiths for him because he studied at Goldsmiths as both postgraduate and undergraduate during the 1980s. Prior to returning to the college, he taught at the University of Birmingham in the Cultural Studies department and before that worked as a contract researcher at Birkbeck College and the Institute of Education.

Photo: Police making an arrest. during the race riots in Lewisham, London.1977.
Peter Marlow—Magnum Photos

Date and Times
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | 10:00-11:30 
Goldsmiths University of London - Richard Hoggart Building entrance
8 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6NW
Nearest Stations
New Cross Gate / New Cross Overground
Free, but booking required - book here
Further Information
Please contact our engagement team here 

© Peter Marlow

© Peter Marlow

© Peter Marlow