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Geoffrey Batchen will be speaking on Sunday at Massey as part of the Images and Fake News Panel Discussion.

Professor Geoffrey Batchen teaches Art History at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, specializing in the history of photography.

He is the author of many academic photographic books including; Burning with Desire: The Conception of Photography (1997); Each Wild Idea: Writing, Photography, History (2001); Forget Me Not: Photography and Remembrance (2004); William Henry Fox Talbot (2008); What of Shoes: Van Gogh and Art History (2009); Suspending Time: Life, Photography, Death (2010); Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph (2016). He also edited Photography Degree Zero: Reflections on Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida (2009) and co-edited Picturing Atrocity: Photography in Crisis (2012). 

Batchen has curated exhibitions shown in Australia, the USA, Germany, the Netherlands, Iceland, Japan, the UK, and New Zealand. In April 2016 his exhibition, Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph, opened at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth, New Zealand. In October 2017 an exhibition curated under the direction of Batchen, titled Apparitions: The Photograph and its Image, opened at the Adam Art Gallery at Victoria University of Wellington. Runes: Photography and Decipherment, is currently on at the Centre for Creative Photography in Melbourne.