Brighton: MURDER with Rob Ball and conversation with Jack Latham and Gísli Guðjónsson, 2nd May ’18

In May we are exploring murder. The use of photography as forensic evidence has effected how we see photography as a medium. We hope to explore this relationship further by looking at the work of Rob Ball and his project Scene of Crime. We also have photographer Jack Latham, creator of Sugar Paper Theories, in conversation with Gísli Guðjónsson. The two will explore Gísli’s influence on Jack’s work and his experiences in forensic psychology.


Wednesday 2nd May, 2018. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm.  The Old Market, Brighton. 

Free Entry.


Rob Ball

In Scene of Crime, Rob Ball presents a series of projects made in response to working for ten years as a forensic photographer. Alongside the discussion of creative outputs, Ball also reflects on the nature of making photographs for evidential purposes. Rob Ball is a Photographer and Lecturer and has produced a number of monographs including Dreamlands (2015) and Coney Island (2017).

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Jack Latham

Jack Latham is a Welsh photographer based in the United Kingdom. He holds a BA in Documentary Photography from Newport University. His work is often presented in a mixture of large format photography and film making and has been realised in several self-published books. Latham is the author of Sugar Paper Theories (HERE PRESS, 2016), which was shortlisted for the Paris Photo / Aperture and Krazna Krausz photobook awards.

Forty years ago, two men went missing in southwest Iceland. The facts of their disappearances are scarce, and often mundane. An 18-year-old set off from a nightclub, drunk, on a 10-kilometre walk home in the depths of Icelandic winter. Some months later, a family man failed to return from a meeting with a mysterious stranger. In another time or place, they might have been logged as missing persons and forgotten by all but family and friends. Instead, the Gudmundur and Geirfinnur case became the biggest and most controversial murder investigation in Icelandic history.

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Gísli Guðjónsson

Gísli Guðjónsson is an Icelandic Professor of Forensic Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry of King’s College London. He is an internationally renowned authority on suggestibility and false confessions whose expert testimony was the basis for the convictions of the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four being overturned. He created the Gudjonsson suggestibility scale to measure how susceptible someone is to coercion during an interrogation.

In 1982, he coined the term memory distrust syndrome, to describe those who distrust their own memories and are motivated to rely on external (non-self) sources to verify the accuracy of memories.



Wednesday 2nd May, 2018. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm.  The Old Market, Brighton. 

Free Entry.


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