Category Archives: Exhibitions

Arles 2014 Day 3

The third day of Arles for us seemed to be dedicated to books. We started with Erik Kessels' Dutch photography show, a lot of which had originated in books, then we went on to Cosmos, a publishers showcase, then on … Continue reading

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Arles 2014 Day 2

At the centre of the old part of Arles is a square called Place du Forum which is surrounded by cafes. They are not very nice cafes by French standards and, incongruously, groups of tourists on the trail of Vincent … Continue reading

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Arles 2014 Day 1

I have just returned from my first visit to the photography festival in Arles. I was there with Adam O'Meara who has filmed many of the videos Source has made recently. So while we were there we conducted some short … Continue reading

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New Wave 6: Brighton Photo Fringe

The office for the Brighton Photo Fringe is tucked away in the sprawling campus of the University of Sussex. Jane Noble, who I met there, was struggling with a cold but welcomed me in and told me about the festival's … Continue reading

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New Wave 5: Stag & Deer

Pádraig Spillane and Pamela Condell set up Stag & Deer in 2010 as a collaborative organisation to create exhibitions in 'slack space'. They have worked with PhotoIreland and last year curated There There in Cork (see the review in the … Continue reading

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New Wave 1: Photobookshow

For the first audio interview in our New Wave season we go to Brighton. One recent development in photography has been the growth in interest in photobooks and self publishing. Photobookshow, an organisation that exhibits independently made photobooks, epitomises this trend. … Continue reading

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Showcase Awards Dublin

On Friday evening I was at the Gallery of Photography for the opening of the Showcase Award finalists exhibition. This is the Gallery of Photography's open submission exhibition run in conjunction with Copper House in Dublin. As one of the … Continue reading

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Media Space Update

We have received a press release about the future of the Media Space project - the National Media Museum part of the Science Museum in London. The headlines are:  - It will open June 2013. - The space 'will showcase the National … Continue reading

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How to Curate a Digital Programme...

When the Photographers' Gallery reopened in May as well as redesigned gallery spaces it also boasted a new Curator of Digital Programmes, Katrina Sluis. Visitors to the Gallery were also immediately greeted by a large screen next to the cafe … Continue reading

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The Jo Spence Memorial Archive

Jo Spence is one of the most important and well known figures in post-war British photography yet is strangely neglected in the UK. This position in the culture is nowhere more clearly expressed than in the Jo Spence Memorial Archive … Continue reading

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