A common cliché about photography pertains to its ability to “freeze time”. Drawing on the work of the four present photographers, this panel talk revisits this hackneyed phrase to explore photography’s complex relationship with time. If our collective present affects how we view our past and our future, how we (re)frame history is always contingent on the contemporary moment. How does the fraught present influence our view of the past/future? And how ‘timeless’ can an image really be?