Focal Points: Art and Photography

Donald Rodney, In the House of My Father, 1997

Richard Billinghame, Untitled, 1995

Thursday 10 January

Richard Billingham talk
7.00-9.00pm The Lecture Theatre

Redeye in collaboration with Manchester Art Gallery is delighted to welcome Richard Billingham for the second in a series of three Thursday evening talks, running alongside the current photographic exhibition, Focal Points.

Richard Billingham was described by The Guardian as "A profound chronicler of time wasted". Born in 1970 in the West Midlands, he came to prominence with an extraordinary series of photographs about his alcoholic father, Ray, later published as the book Ray's a Laugh. His work has gradually broadened to include video, landscape photography and a range of formats. In recent years he has photographed zoos, exploring the confinement and peculiarities of the animals' cages.

Booking essential:

Photo: Richard Billingham, Untitled, 1995