Thu 7 May, 18.15
The Social © Kate Elliott
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 artist Clare Strand and TPG Print Sales Manager Gemma Barnett, offer tips on the theme of Editioning Prints.
Clare Strand (b.1973) lives and works in Brighton. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at Folkwang Museum, Essen (2009); Forum Fur Fotografie, Cologne (2010); and National Museum of Krakow (2014). Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Tate Britain; The Hassleblad Center, Gothenburg; Huis Marseille, Amsterdam; The Courtauld Institute; Victoria & Albert Museum and Teatro Fernan-Gomez Arts Center, Madrid amongst others. Strand’s work is held in the collections of Arts Council England; The National Collection; The British Council; The Folkwang Museum; The New York Public Library; Victoria & Albert Museum; Centre Pompidou, Paris and many private collections. Two monographs of her work have been published; Clare Strand Monograph (Steidl, 2007) and most recently Skirts (GOST, 2013). She is represented by Grimaldi Gavin, London, who are exhibiting Strands new solo show, Getting Better and Worse at The Same Time. ( April 29th - 6th June 2015)
After graduating from a postgraduate diploma in Photojournalism at the London College of Printing, Gemma Barnett worked for a short time at Bloomsbury Publishing and had the good fortune to work with Eve Arnold publishing her Film Journal. This introduction opened the door to her first position within Magnum Photos at their London office. In 2004, she transferred to Magnum Photos New York as the Director of Cultural Projects and instigated many Special Projects and Commissions for the Magnum Photographers.
Gemma returned to the UK in 2007 and has held the position of Print Sales Manager for The Photographers’ Gallery since 2008.
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