Category Archives: Curators

Portfolio Reviews, Who Benefits?

listen to ‘Why Hold Portfolio Reviews?’ on Audioboo In the new issue of Source we have a report on Portfolio Review Days. I spoke to Clare Grafik the Head of Exhibitions at the Photographers' Gallery. Last November the Gallery ran … Continue reading

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Selling Photographs

The new issue of Source has a number of stories about the closure of galleries and the appointment of new new Curators and Directors. One unexpected story was the closure of the Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery. Unusual among galleries that sell … Continue reading

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We are starting to accept bookings for Graduate Photography Online 2014. This year we have made a short film about Graduate Online to introduce it to students who haven't come across it before. In the film John Duncan (my co-editor) … Continue reading

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How Social is the Photography Network?

In May 2012 I wrote a blog post about a meeting of Photo Forum, a loose group of publicly funded photography organisations. Although there were many expressions of solidarity the only concrete point of agreement was that Twitter would be … Continue reading

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Introducing Graduate Photography 2013

I have spent the last two days looking through all the work on Source Graduate Photography Online. As usual there is a diverse range of work across the forty-one courses with some courses having a distinctive character and perhaps the … Continue reading

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New Wave 13: Media Space

The National Media Museum wants to open a gallery in London. In fact, depending on who you listen to, they have wanted to do this since they were first established in Bradford in 1983. What is more, apart from a … Continue reading

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New Wave 9: Fotonow

Jonathan Blyth and Matt Pontin run Fotonow a community photography organisation based in Plymouth. Jesse Alexander went to speak to them and find out how Fotonow had come about and what they aimed to achieve with their projects. They describe … Continue reading

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New Wave 8: Look 2013

Paul Herrmann runs Redeye and Patrick Henry, until recently, was the Director of Open Eye Gallery, together they are organising Look 2013, the photography festival in Liverpool. Laura Guy asked them why we need another photography festival, and why in … 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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