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National Photography Symposium, 17 May 2013
- Published 25th April 2013
Now and next in photography
The National Photography Symposium, Liverpool, 17 May 2013
The fifth National Photography Symposium, the gathering place for ideas and discussion about photography, presents an unmissable survey of the current state of photography. Top experts, thinkers and commentators offer the most interesting perspectives on what's happening now and next in the medium.
A must for photographers who want to understand the forces behind UK photography; to anyone working with photography, and to those studying and writing about photography. It's an intelligent but non-academic event.
The morning session explores developments in the culture, technology and interpretation of photography. The afternoon looks at work, institutions and funding.
Speakers include amongst others:
Howard Hopwood, Chairman and New Business Director of Harman Technology (Ilford Photo), who looks at science, manufacturing and technology in traditional products.
Alexandra Moschovi, art historian, critic, independent curator and Programme Leader of MA Photography at Sunderland University will explore new technologies of image making (from Google glasses, Photosynth and Klynt to geotagging and Instagram) and how these affect everyday, popular uses of photography.
Dr Raoul Eshelman, lecturer in Slavic Literature at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich seeks to identify and discuss photographs that are no longer postmodern - visual images that impose upon us an experience of beauty and transcendence whether we like it or not.
Susan Jones, Director of a-n The Artists Information Company will discuss the current climate and future approaches for supporting visual arts practice and impacts on artists' livelihoods.
Nick Dunmur, commercial and advertising photographer, a non-executive director of the AOP, and the Chair of the British Photographic Council and Gwen Thomas, Legal & Business Director of the Association of Photographers explore life as a working photographer in 2013 and beyond, and the current challenges around the law and business.
The National Photography Symposium is organised by REDEYE and is part of the LOOK/13 Photo Festival which takes place in Liverpool from 17 May-15 June 2013. See: http://lookphotofestival.com/