12 August 2021

Photographer Lua Ribeira in conversation

Craving Gaps is the title of photographer Lua Ribeira’s intervention in our Renaissance and Modern art galleries.

The gaps are spaces for interpretation that she prises from traditional art historical narratives.

In this online talk, Lua will talk about her approach to photography and its relationship with painting. In the Renaissance and Baroque gallery. Her images of the US and Mexico border and Spain and Morocco border are positioned beside the famous image of Christ in Limbo by Giovanni Bellini and the Annunciation to the Shepherds by Nicholas Berchem. Her Aristocrats series is shown beside portraits of the nobility.

Meanwhile, in the modern and contemporary space we are invited to observe the formal qualities of the images alongside abstract painting by Roger Hilton, Howard Hodgkin and land art by David Nash.


Lua Ribeira is a Galician photographer, based in Bristol. She is an associate member of the renowned Magnum Photos and was joint winner of the Jerwood/Photoworks Award in 2017.

Find out more about Lua Ribeira’s interventions in our art galleries.

This event is part of Bristol Photo Festival.

How to take part

This free, online talk will be held over Zoom. Please book your place below. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration email. Please check your spam folder if the email does not arrive. Bookings close at 2pm on Thursday 12 August.

Although this talk is free, we would be grateful if you could consider making a donation.

Please visit the Zoom website for guidance on joining webinar. Please allow extra time before the talk begins to make sure everything is working correctly. It’s up to you whether you turn on your video but all guests will be muted once the talk begins. You are welcome to ask questions in the chat box throughout the talk.