LISTEN: Desert Island Pics with Brian Griffin

The photographer Brian Griffin, whose renowned publications include Work and Power joined Stephen Bull to share his Desert Island Pics at Format Festival 2013.

In the 1980s Brian made photographs for album covers – when albums were still a twelve-inch piece of vinyl in a cardboard sleeve – and created iconic imagery for artists such as Depeche Mode, Elvis Costello and Iggy Pop, among many others.

More recently, Brian was asked to create portraits of the London 2012 Olympic organizers for the National Portrait Gallery during the construction and planning stages leading up to the event last year. He also recently completed Black Kingdom, the first volume of a three part autobiography, the first installment of which covers the 1950s-60s.

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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