KRG UK High Representative participates at the GE Moore Lecture Series on Photographs of Anthony Kersting OA and Richard Wildings at Dulwich College

London, United Kingdom (uk.gov.krd) – A lecture series was hosted by Dulwich College to reflect upon the historical photographs from the archives of Anthony Kersting along with the contemporary photographs of Richard Wilding, a London based photographer, filmmaker, writer as well as a Creative Director of Gulan, a Charity that promotes the Culture of Kurdish People in the UK.

The two lectures explored the Kurdistan Region’s ancient civilisation, history of persecution and record of minorities such as, Assyrian, Christians, Jews and the Yezidis. The first lecture was presented by Mr Tom Bilson, Head of Digital Media at the Courtauld Institute of Art who is directing the digitisation and cataloguing of Kersting’s archives which is expected to be published in 2022.

A keynote speech was also delivered by the Kurdistan Regional Government High Representative to the United Kingdom, Mr Karwan Jamal Tahir. In his remarks, Mr Tahir said: “I am delighted to be here at Dulwich College where the leading architectural photographer Anthony Kersting discovered his photographic talent and produced precious archives which tell valuable stories behind key historical moments in his life. Through Gulan, Mr Richard’s work was inspired by the legacy of Anthony Kersting. With his innovative approach; Mr Richard has produced astonishing photographs of the Kurdish traditions and the famous archaeological excavations in the Region.” Mr Tahir added that “the photographic collections of both Antony Kersting and Mr Richard features extraordinary glimpse of nature and diversity of life in the Kurdistan Region.

The event attracted audiences from the academic community, as well as the cultural organisations.

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