In Conversation With… Terence Pepper, Curator of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery
With Wimbledon now underway, the Barber Institute will be zooming in on the cult of celebrity on the tennis circuit with a fascinating IN CONVERSATION event this WEDNESDAY (22 June) at 1.10pm linked to the current highly popular tennis exhibitions, Court on Canvas: Tennis in Art and A Gem of a Game: The Roots of Lawn Tennis in the West Midlands.
Terence Pepper, Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, will be focusing on how photography has captured tennis stars from the early days of the art form through to the present day in this discussion against a backdrop of projected images. The session will cover how the camera brought a touch of Hollywood glamour to the courts in the 1920s and 1930s, with beautiful US tennis stars like Helen Wills Moody and Helen Jacobs - and their British counterparts, Betty Batt, Dudley's Dorothy Round, Fred Perry and Bunny Austin - through the iconic on-court shots from the 1970s and 1980s of superstars such as Chris Evert and John McEnroe, to contemporary portraits of more recent and current big names, including Tim Henman and Andy Murray.
This event, led by the Barber's Press and Marketing Officer Andrew Davies, will also give members of the audience the chance to ask questions.