Annebella Pollen was an invited speaker at the online launch of the latest issue of Source: The Photographic Review on 4 February 2021.

Annebella Pollen was invited to speak at the online launch of the new issue of the bi-monthly photography magazine Source on 4 February 2021. Annebella is a regular contributor to the magazine as a book and exhibition reviewer, and she writes a regular online column under the heading Flea Market Photobooks.

At the launch, Annebella discussed her recent review of the book Good Pictures: A History of Popular Photography (Stanford University Press, 2020) by Kim Beil, which examines fifty shades of advice to photographers since photography’s inception. Following this, she discussed her ongoing essay series on Flea Market Photobooks, which celebrates unloved and forgotten curiosities from car boot sales and junk shops. The first six articles in the series, launched February 2020, examined subjects as diverse as the photographs in cookery books at the end of rationing, Ladybird photography publishing for children and English pubs on camera. The next six essays, launching in February 2021, look at changing uses of aerial photography, wartime wedding photographs and a 1970s sci-fi photonovel, amongst other subjects.

The launch was led by Source editor Richard West who outlined the new issue’s theme of ‘Life Stories’ and also hosted a conversation with featured photographer Nik Roche.

The recording of the event can be found here.