12pm Photoworks Annual – LGBTQ+
Contributors to Photoworks Annual discuss ideas explored within the recently published LGBTQ+ themed issue of the photography art and culture journal. Photoworks Annual Issue 24 explores how photography has been used as a tool to document, advocate for and spark debate to help foreground LGBTQ+ rights. Speakers include Edwin Coomasaru, an AHRC funded PhD Candidiate at The Courtauld Institute and photographer, Sara Davidmann.
1.30pm Hemera Collective present Resolution is not the point.
Resolution is not the point. brings together ten artists and collectives to draw upon the metamorphic nature of photographic images as a point of convergence and exchange for a number of different disciplines. Members of the Photo50 curatorial collective, Hemera join artists, Larry Achiampong, David Birkin, and Qiana Mestrich from the exhibition to explore key themes emerging from the work on display.
3pm Artist Talks: Breathing life back into museum collection with Fiona Pardington
The work of International photographer Dr. Fiona Pardington interrogates death and celebrates collecting and preservation. Fiona’s most recent project Nabokov’s Blues: The Charmed Circle continues this theme – photographing, in European and American museums, only butterflies Nabokov caught and killed, words or diagrams in his hand, butterfly images on printed pages he marked. This series is presented at London Art Fair with New Zealand gallery Starkwhite. The artist will discuss her work that breathes life force back into lost histories. Chaired by New York Times journalist Farah Nayeri.
4pm The Photographers’ Gallery presents: ReMaking History
Brett Rogers OBE, Director of The Photographers’ Gallery will chair a panel discussion exploring the ways photography addresses issues around diversity and equality both behind and in front of the camera. Starting with The Photographers’ Gallery current exhibition 4 Saints in 3 Acts A Snapshot of the American Avant-garde Brett will discuss how photography has often been used as a way of broadening discussions around race and sexual identity.
5.30pm Photography x Social Media: Is Instagram going to kill bricks and mortar galleries?
Instagram increasingly plays a significant part in in the eco-system of photography galleries impacting on photographers, galleries, auction houses and collectors. Does Instagram’s easy access and wide reach have a democratising effect, thereby threatening traditional hierarchies and privileges or does the preferred social media platform of the art word offer benefits all stakeholders alike? Speakers include Emma Blau, photographic artist & curator; Giacomo Brunelli, Photographer; Brandei Estes, Photography Director, Sothebys’, Augusta Edwards, Director at Augusta Edwards fine Art ; and chaired by Stephan Schmid, Albumen gallery.