Friday Event Lecture at The Glasgow School of Art on 24 Oct 2008
Thomas Joshua Cooper is Professor and Senior Researcher of Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art, where he has worked for 26 years. He describes himself as “a picture maker and a story teller” who began his commitment to the making of photographic pictures in and of the land in 1969. For the last 18 years Thomas Joshua Cooper’s creative practice has been guided and informed by philosophical issues developed out of the physical act of visually mapping territory. This has been realised through a single multiple-segment project: By photographing the extreme edges of the entire Atlantic Basin, Cooper makes a physical acknowledgement of the sources and extent of Western cultural heritage.