Well it’s been an eventful summer already so we thought we’d put together a little photo-diary of the events and festivals we’ve been involved with so far this season and update you on all the goings on. From London to Cork, Cambridge to Outer-space …well sort of. Anyway, I’m sure you’ll agree there’s been no shortage of photo-inspo!
We were lucky enough to attend the launch of Cork Photo which kicked of the beginning of July. Founded in 2014, the month long festival is an artist led celebration of photography initiated and run by photographers Louise Maher and Naomi Smith.
Work on show for the festival includes previous winner of the Danny Wilson Memorial Award- Alexandra Lethbridge and her series The Meteorite Hunter installed inside and outside Blackrock Castle Observatory.
Also not to be missed on the festival-map is 288-Days by Amelia Shepherd -previously exhibited at Brighton Photo Fringe 2014- this body of work addresses the public gaze and its impact on Amelia’s own experience of being pregnant. This diary of work is currently on show at Natural Foods Bakery in the city centre.
Launched by Director of The Glucksman Gallery Fiona Kearney, the festival will run throughout July with a number workshops, competitions, talks (including past Close Up Talk topic ‘Fear Of Failure‘ and speaker Steve Macleod) and of course a comprehensive range of exhibitions.
Form Cork we had a quick pit-stop in London Town for some partnership meetings and then off to Cambridge for the opening night of Shutter Hub #SHOPEN16 talks. OGC director Kate shared her industry knowledge, talking about the photography community, highs and lows of a lone-wolf career and the importance of being true to yourself and connecting with like minded folk. Followed by the award winning photograher Jackie King who spoke about her vibrant career and the wealth of experience she has already gained in such a short time by staying positive and choosing a career that is mentally and emotionally rewarding.
Then we jetted off to Arles…HA! We wish!! However, we did get a chance to ‘fly’ around the degree shows inc Free Range to scout some emerging talents and we were not disappointed…
So, as you can see it’s been eventful to say the least and of course, far from over.
Looking ahead for the rest of the year we are very excited about some exciting partnerships, exhibitions and workshops we’ll be involved with… all to be revealed soon so keep any eye on our social media channels. In the meantime, if you’d like to get involved, share your work or industry experience don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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