New & Forthcoming

There are several items coming up in 2019 which will in due course be part of this website.

Particularly exciting is an upcoming exhibition in June at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. This will bring together my two photographic projects ‘Caryatid’ and ‘Frieze’ in a highly appropriate context.

There are also some significant publications this year. First is the massive three volume International Encyclopedia of Surrealism, published by Bloomsbury, with Michael Richardson as General Editor. I have contributed seven essays to this, a general study of ‘Photography and Surrealism’ plus six others on individual artists. Details are in the section ‘Surrealism’ under the heading ‘Histories’.

Later in June, Wiley are due to publish A Companion to Photography, edited by Stephen Bull and containing major texts by a range of writers on photography. My extended essay ‘Things as They Are: The Problematic Possibilities of Documentary’ develops and extends the various ideas on Documentary I have written about previously.

In December, I contributed a paper on E.L.T. Mesens to a Symposium on the journal Variétés, organized by Steven Jacobs and Steven Humblet at the University of Ghent in Belgium. We are all hoping that, later in 2019, the papers can be turned into a book, a valuable addition to the literature on the subject.

Last but by no means least, I have contributed an essay ‘Ubu in London: Between Surrealism and Documentary’ to the catalogue of the major exhibition of work by Dora Maar, which opens at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, in June, 2019, and then travels to Tate Modern in November and the Getty Museum, Los Angeles, in April, 2020.