3 May 2018

Lunchtime talk: Empire through the Lens tour

Join us for a whistle-stop tour of the Empire Through the Lens exhibition.

Bristol Archives holds an extraordinary collection of photographs and films showing both public and private aspects of life in the British Empire and Commonwealth.

From about 500,000 images, we asked 27 people to each choose one piece. The selectors include development workers, artists, photographers, historians and relatives of the photographers.

They each bring a different perspective to the collection, and represent a broad range of personal knowledge, aesthetic appreciation and academic thought on the people and countries shown in the images, the legacy of Empire and the post-colonial experience.

Designed to fit around your lunch hour, our lunchtime talks explore a selection of treasures from our exhibitions and collections.