Garry Fabian Miller has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship with the Bodleian Libraries at Oxford University.
The fellowship includes a public lecture series, The Light Gatherers, beginning March 2022 and running until October 2023. The series considers the central place of the darkroom in the history of chemical photography and is accompanied by a publication, Dark Room: The Memoir, due to be published in 2023.
Of his new appointment, Miller said:
"In the way that the Bodleian is the home of the book, I hope over time it will become the home of chemical photography. The foundation is built with the William Henry Fox Talbot archive. These are the Darkroom's end days, I hope my Fellowship will create a focus to consider how we celebrate these special places, the heart of photography for 180 years. Creating a refuge and archive for these precious and soon to be lost sights".
The first lecture in The Light Gatherers series takes place on Thursday 10th March, 5 - 6pm, in the Lecture Theatre at Weston Library. Tickets are free but booking is required. For further information and booking, please visit the Bodleian Libraries website at the link below.