The Power of Photography

6 November 2024

Digby hall , hound street, sherborne at 3 pm and 7 pm

Photographs have the ability to stop time, to provide a freeze-frame of a moment in both time and space. They give the observer the opportunity to think, to react, to feel and soak in the details of the circumstances surrounding the image.

This talk examines some the most important photographers and images of the past century. It explores why these images are so powerful and influential in our understanding of history.



Roger Mendham

A keen and accomplished photographer Roger has gained Distinctions from the Royal Photographic Society  and is currently the President of the Surrey Photographic Association.

His artistic taste is predominantly 20th century, and he is particularly interested in the visual aspects of art.

His photography concentrates on shapes, textures and colours and he has studied the history of photography from its earliest developments in the early 1830s to becoming a major art form in the late 20th and now 21st centuries.

An experienced public speaker, his talks are all richly illustrated and this talk incudes the background to some of the greatest photographs ever taken.