Studies in Photography are delighted to present the 2021 Annan Lecture, having sorely missed it from our diaries last year. Due to ongoing restrictions it will be an online event, however it is not one to be missed!

Maud Sulter (1960-2008) was an award-winning artist, writer, curator and activist of Scots-Ghanaian heritage. Focussing specifically on her work as a lens-based artist, Professor Susannah Thompson will consider Sulter’s legacy in the context of Black British identity, feminism and recent Scottish art, as well as exploring the recent resurgence of interest in her work amongst an emerging generation of feminists and women of colour.

Susannah Thompson is an art historian, writer and art critic based in Glasgow. Her research focusses on Twentieth century and contemporary art in Scotland, particularly the work of women artists, and on feminist approaches to art and visual culture. Forthcoming projects include a series of essays and events related to the painter Joan Eardley, essays on the sculptor Edmonia Lewis and the artist and critic Cordelia Oliver, and a range of activities on the theme of Scotland and Surrealism. Susannah was Director of Postgraduate Research and Co-Director of Visual Culture in the School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art before joining The Glasgow School of Art in 2017 where she is Professor of Contemporary Art and Criticism and Head of Doctoral Studies.

‘The camera may never lie but it certainly does not have a monopoly on truth’ (Maud Sulter, 1989)

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Maud Sulter, La Chevelure © Estate of Maud Sulter. All Rights Reserved. DACS, London 2021.