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Media Release: Kick start your career in photography!
- Published 1st February 2013
Bath, 1 February 2013 -- The Royal Photographic Society, in partnership with the University of the West of England and supported by The Photographic Angle and the Watershed, Bristol, is presenting a day of lectures and portfolio reviews from well-known photographers and industry professionals. Creative Photography and Commerce takes place at the Watershed on Friday, 22 March 2013 and aims to help at students and early career photographers develop their careers within the industry. The lectures are open to everyone.
For many photographers their professional work is very different to their personal work and the day encompasses all genres of photography within the creative industries ranging from art and documentary to commercial and editorial photography. The RPS has brought together the best in the business to give a series of lectures (open to all) and to offer advice and portfolio reviews of for photographers aged 35 and under.
The Royal Photographic Society’s Director-General Dr Michael Pritchard commented: “Making a career in photography is challenging and making a commercial success of your photography can be much harder. The Society is pleased to bring together established photographers and industry professionals to give the photographers of tomorrow the benefit of their experience. This is the first time such an event has been held in the South West and we hope that those just starting their careers will take advantage of what will be a great day”.
The lectures will examine the relationship between personal work and commercial practice through the eyes of some of the most progressive individuals in the field, including Chris Floyd, Rhea Thierstein, Olivia Gideon Thomson, Laura Pannack, Kate Peters and Toby Smith who will discussing their own work and how the marriage of creativity and commerce works for them.
Portfolio reviewers include: Anthony Holland Parkin from Getty Images, Zoe Whishaw, the Guardian’s Roger Tooth, Clare Hewitt, Ben Roberts, Steve Ledger-Lomas, Angus Fraser, Thom Atkinson and Ashley Jouhar.
The event takes place at the Watershed, Bristol, and costs: £25 lectures only (open to all) and £55 for lectures and portfolio reviews (students and photographers 35 years and under). To book click: http://www.rps.org/workshops/view/2959
For further information contact:
Liz Williams (RPS Education Manager)
Tel: +44 (0)1225 325770.