Helen Abraham
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IN CONVERSATION WITH TIM MARLOW & ANSELM KIEFER HON RA AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY

One of the most wonderful parts of being an event photographer is the access I get to attend events that either I would not have heard of or been invited to otherwise.  With the events I shoot for Red Photographic I have had access recently to a number of superb arts events, a particular number at the Royal Academy.  This week I photographed a special talk for the public as well as specially invited guests between critic and broadcaster Tim Marlow of White Cube and first director of artistic programmes at the Royal Academy, and German painter and sculpter Anselm Kiefer Hon RA who will be exhibiting at the Royal Academy in September in a retrospective charting his progress from early watercolours to controversial 1970s re-enactments of Nazi salute.  The talk was entertaining and I found him to be very entertaining.  I enjoyed his childhood recollections of having ambitions to be first Christ, then the Pope, before settling on being an artist.  The supper afterwards was hosted by Charles Saumarez Smith among others in the Reynolds Room with food by Alison Price.

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