Thu 19 Feb. 18.30
The Social is a regular and lively evening event that aims to provide practical information for artists and photographers in a social environment.
Advice given by photographers and industry specialists is beneficial for people at all stages of their career, from the newly graduated to the seasoned professional.
At The Social, the audience is encouraged to enjoy a drink, discuss, and most of all, socialise. Join the conversation over beer and peanuts.
Practitioners from differing perspectives, including photographer David Hoffman, offer tips on the theme of Photographing Protest.
David Hoffman has worked independently specialising in social issues since the mid 1970s. He is driven by documenting the increasingly overt control that the state the exerts on our lives. Racial and social conflict, policing, homelessness, drugs, poverty and social exclusion, plus the inevitable and sometimes violent outbreaks of connected protest make up most of his work.
Editorial photography is a beleaguered profession facing challenges on many fronts, notably around press freedom and policing, copyright and intellectual property. As a founding member of EPUK, the NUJ London Photographers' Branch and Photo-Forum London, and vice chairman of the British Photographic Council, David is now working on the frontline with others.
Engaging with regulatory bodies, Collecting Societies, the UK Copyright Hub and PLUS in the USA as well as commercial organisations enforcing copyright, is the best way he can see to achieving a sustainable professional photography ecology and the copyright ecosphere of the future.
Free, just turn up