Preston, 9th November 2016
Hosted by the Photography Research Group, the Fieldwork Photography Symposium explored a range of discourses exploring the ‘Urban Image’. The day was chaired by John van Aitken, MA Course Leader and Academic Lead for the school of Journalism, Media and Performance.
Speakers on the day included:
Theo Simpson – An Exploration of How the North of England Can Be Conceived and Encoded
Valentina Anzoise – Fringescapes: Hangzhou Future Sci-Tech City
Followed by and Q &A with J Purcell (UClan Photography Research Group)
Glass Ball Collective – David Ball and Cora Ball talked about their work at Skelmersdale New Town.
Laetitia Vancon – Photography and Gentrification
Followed by and Q&A with Brian J Morrison (UClan Photography Research Group)
Kevin Crooks – UClan Alumni and DBACE winner 2016
Eugenie Shingle – Gabriele Basilico and the New Topographics aesthetic
Jerome Krase – “Seeing the Image of the City Change, Again”
Q&A: Led by Erik Knudsen (Professor of Media Practice UCLan) & Gary Bratchford (UCLan Photography Research Group) with closing statements from John van Aitken
Other events during the symposium were a Pop-up Portrait studio using a 10×8 negatives facilitated with Adam Mead in collaboration with BA students from years 1-3
The Fieldwork Photography Forum is a two-day event of talks, lectures and workshops being held at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston on November 12th & 13th. The Forum will showcase the work of Photography practitioners and debate a range of issues regarding contemporary issues and practices.
It is being held on both days on the Preston campus in the Media Factory building on the fourth floor in the Media Innovation Suite room 414. The event is part of the Great Northern Creative Festival being held by the School of Film, Media and Performance.
Download the Fieldwork Forum programme.
Download the Fieldwork Forum itinerary.
Highly regarded for his editorial and portraiture work. Claridge has been presented with over 700 awards and is currently one of only three photographers nominated for the Association of Photographers Lifetime Achievement Award.
Throughout his life Claridge has shot a vast amount of what might now be classed as social documentary photography.
The Contemporary Art Development Group at UCLan invited him to Preston to create a new body of work based on a subject of his choice.
This new work will be presented, along with his older documentary work, followed by the launch of his new limited edition book, Ribble Steam Railway.
UCLan Foster Building Lecture Theatre 4
Tuesday 15 October
4pm to 6pm