Watch: BPB16 Desert Island Pics with Brett Rogers

The Photographers' Gallery Director, Brett Rogers O.B.E. reveals her choices to our regular host Stephen Bull.

Which eight photographs would you take with you to a desert island?

The Photographers’ Gallery Director, Brett Rogers O.B.E. reveals her choices to our regular host Stephen Bull.

Loosely following the format of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, our touring photography talks series invites artists, writers and curators to select which eight images they’d take with them to a desert island. Stephen Bull, discusses each castaway’s selection with them and discovers how their choices reflect their life and career.

Launched during Brighton Photo Biennial 2012, Desert Island Pics castaways include Martin Parr, Jeremy Deller, Alison Jackson, Sean O’Hagan and Anna Fox.

Spoiler Alert: Brett Roger’s selection of images are listed below.

Choice One:  

© Shadow, Pett Level 1988,Monochrome.

Choice Two:  

© Madame Yevonde, Mrs Edward Mayer As Medusa, 1935

Choice Three:  

© Max Dupain, Sunbaker, 1937

Choice Four:  

© Diane Arbus, Boy With Toy Hand Grenade, Central Park, NYC, 1962

Choice Five:  

© David Goldblatt, A Father’s Son With His Nursemaid On The farm, Tranvaal, South Africa 1964

Choice Six:  

© Taryn Simon, from An American Index Of The Uncanny and Unfamiliar, 2007

Choice Seven:  

Candy Cigarette, © Sally Mann, 1992

Choice Eight:  

Unknown, 1915

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Related project: Desert Island Pics

Loosely following the format of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, our touring photography talks series invites artists, writers and curators to select which eight images they’d take with them to a desert island.

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