Hugo Elsewhere: The Jersey Studio and the photography of exile (13 Nov 2012) by UCL Sound published on 2012/11/21 15:21:19 +0000 Lunch Hour Lecture - Autumn 2012 Dr Jann Matlock, Senior Lecturer, UCL French and School of European Languages, Culture and Society What is it about exile that inspires photography? This talk explores the earliest known exile photography, created in the studio formed by Victor Hugo’s family and friends in their exile on the Channel Island of Jersey between 1852 and 1855. In these years, the Hugo group turned exile into a photographic project, and in doing so, they transformed the history of photography. UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities. Across all disciplines our faculties are known for their research-intensive approaches, academic excellence and engagement with global challenges. This is the basis of our world-renowned degree programmes. Visit us at www.ucl.ac.uk.