Jo Bradford Constructing Space

16 September 2019

18:30 - 19:30

The Royal Photographic Society
RPS House
337 Paintworks, Arnos Vale
United Kingdom

Tel:0117 316 4450

Concession - Student£3.50 
RPS Member£3.50 
Non RPS Member£4.00 
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Constructing Space Jo Bradford 
In 2003, at the age of 31, photographer Jo Bradford finally accepted that she would never become an astronaut.  How she dealt with this realisation set her on a career path through the history of the photographic medium that has changed her life forever.  Her talk explores the way the average human being can have their own personal connection with space, science and photography.

Join Jo to hear the story of Constructing Space. Amid humorous tales of building meteorite catchers in rural Cornwall, Bradford describes how she forged her own creative path within the photographic medium while flying in the face of photographic conventions.  The talk explores the authenticity of scientific space imagery and takes a light-hearted look at what passes for truth in contemporary photography. Follow the tale of Bradford’s journey to make photograms with the meteorites at London’s Natural History Museum and feel the excitement of the moment when one of her images from Constructing Space photogram series was actually launched into space. 

Jo Bradford specialises in experimental and cameraless photography and alternative process printing.  Her work is often made around scientific themes and her photography is regularly exhibited and sold internationally. Jo has been making photograms with meteorites since 2003.  In 2011, a digital copy of one of Jo’s meteorite photograms was went into space on board the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Bradford is the owner of Green Island Studios a colour darkroom and studio space with panoramic views of Dartmoor and Devon. 
Jo received her Masters Degree with Distinction in Photography: Critical Practice from University College Falmouth in 2004.  In 2010 and 2011, she was the Artist In Residence (AA2A) at Plymouth College of Art.  
She is represented in the UK, USA and Asia by Eyestorm gallery.

Date:16th September
Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Address: The Royal Photographic Society, RPS House, 337 Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3AR
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