Book launch for ‘Exteriors: Annie Ernaux and Photography’ with Lou Stoppard, Lauren Elkin and Alice Blackhurst in conversation at Reference Point, London

Join us for an evening of conversation, imagery and soundscape to celebrate the launch of Exteriors: Annie Ernaux and Photography. Featuring Lou Stoppard, Lauren Elkin and Alice Blackhurst in conversation.

Free to attend – RSVP here 

Thursday 11 April
19:00 - 23:00 BST

Reference Point
2 Arundel Street
London WC2R 3DA

About Exteriors: Annie Ernaux and Photography

Exteriors: Annie Ernaux and Photography celebrates the close relationship between photography and the writing of Annie Ernaux, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2022, through texts from her book Exteriors (Journal du dehors), 1993, and photographs from the Maison Européenne de la Photographie collection.

Taking Ernaux’s unique artistic endeavour to ‘describe reality as through the eyes of a photographer and to preserve the mystery and opacity of the lives I encountered’, Exteriors uncovers the profound ways the written and visual image can inform and inflect on one another. In doing so, it proposes a new way of thinking about literature and photography, and the ways in which shared themes – such as class, travel, social stereotypes, and individual identity within the modern urban environment – might be explored between these two forms.

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