Bridport Town Hall: Tuesday 7th February 2017 7.30pm
Face: Shape and Angle, Helen Muspratt Photographer
Jessica gave a talk about her mothers work, explaining how much she owed to her mentor, Francis Newbery, formally head of the Glasgow School of Art, born in Bridport and centre of the artistic circle based round Corfe Castle in the Twenties. She also described the experimental work Helen produced in with her partner Lettice Ramsey in the Thirties in Cambridge, her documentary ventures in the Soviet Union,1936, and the Welsh Mining Valleys 1937, and her huge body of Portrait photography.
Cambridge University Library: Monday 20th March 2017 5.30pm
Ramsey & Muspratt, Experiments in Photography, Cambridge in the Thirties
As part of the Cambridge Science Festival Jessica described the work of Ramsey & Muspratt in the Thirties when, inspired by a photograph by Man Ray, and encouraged by scientist friends such as J D Bernal, she and her partner Lettice Ramsey experimented in the darkroom with techniques such as solarisation, rayographs and multiple exposures.