Taylor Wessing and AOP award-winning London photographer Jim Naughten will talk about his work. Best known for his acclaimed series ‘Re-enactors’, Naughten will present work from this as well as his latest series on Namibian tribe members, ‘Hereros’, at the event, a collaboration between Second Look and the RWA.

For 'Re-enactors', Naughten photographed some of the thousands of people who step out of their daily lives to transform into historical characters from the First and Second World Wars and re-enact battles and drills on the beaches of Kent every summer.

In Naughten's series 'Hereros' each image, a portrait of Herero tribe members of Namibia, reveals a material culture that harks back to the region’s tumultuous past: they wear Victorian era dresses and paramilitary costume as a direct result of the region’s early 20th century German colonization and subsequent conflict.


Second Look is a volunteer-run association dedicated to promoting creative photography in Bristol. It organizes public events such as the regularly held TalkPhoto evenings. 'TalkPhoto presents: Jim Naughten' is the first of three special TalkPhoto events held as part of the Bristol Festival of Photography. For more information visit www.secondlook.org.uk and www.bfop.org


Wednesday 9th May 6.30pm doors open, event 6.45-8.30pm

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