Artist talks

Talking about Photography

Talking about Photography offers a growing resource of podcasts, video and written interviews from photographers, writers and curators. Over the years we have built up a substantial and invaluable collection of interviews and discussions drawn from our Talks & Events Programme. Watch, read and listen to this rich set of insights into photographic practice, image culture and the ways in which photographers and artists think, share and make.

Our Podcast series, #TPGTalks, presents a curated set of audio recordings from key speakers for on-the-go inspiration for everyone, everywhere.  Check them out below or listen on your usual Podcast platform (Spotify, iTunes etc).

Photographers in Conversation: Sunil Gupta & Jermaine Francis

In this intimate conversation, Sunil Gupta talks to Jermaine Francis about documentary practices, the problematics of defining black photography and the formation of Autograph. 

From Here to Eternity – an original film with photographer Sunil Gupta

In this exclusive film, Gupta unpacks his photographic processes, his politically and socially aware art, and life and love as a Gay Indian man.

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Talks and Events
WATCH: Artist Talk: Anton Kusters
Talks and Events
WATCH: Screen Walk with Alan Butler

Wednesday 22 April, 18.00 GMT. Alan Butler led an online tour of the game environment of Grand Theft Auto V.

Talks and Events
WATCH: Screen Walk with Penelope Umbrico

Wednesday 8 April, 18.00 BST.  Penelope Umbrico took the audience on an exploration of images published on online marketplaces and image-based social media

Talks and Events
Watch: Artist Talk: Mark Neville
LISTEN: #DBPFP20 Artist Talk – Mohamed Bourouissa

Hear Bourouissa discuss his #DBPFP2020 nominated exhibition Free Trade in relation to his wider research into the mechanics of power.

LISTEN: Exploring Black British Culture

A vibrant, honest and on point panel discussion in exploration and celebration of Black British culture, curated by youth-led digital media platform GUAP.

LISTEN: In conversation with... Vanley Burke

In this conversation, hear Burke talk about his first inspirations, photographic practices and reasons to get political.

LISTEN: Where Did ImageNet Come From?

ImageNet creator Fei-Fei Li talks through the events and key people that led to the creation of one of the most influential visual datasets in the fields of Deep Learning and AI.

LISTEN: In Conversation with... Anders Petersen

A rare opportunity to hear from the renowned Swedish photographer, known for his intimate black and white documentary images.

In Conversation
Fri 02 Mar 2018
WATCH: Batia Suter in Conversation with Clare Grafik

This talk explores Suter's work Parallel Encyclopedia #2, a collection exposing the shifting and relative meanings of printed images depending on their context.

Wed 21 Feb 2018
READ: Cubes For Albers and LeWitt

Persilia Caton interviews artist Jessica Eaton about her practice in photography, colour and reducing subjects to their simplest forms

Wed 21 Feb 2018
READ: Photography Regarding Nature

An interview with French artist Chrystel Lebas, who uses photography and moving image to illuminate the often complex relationship between human beings and nature

Tue 01 Aug 2017
WATCH: Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs

This artists' film serves as an introduction to their work exhibited as part of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017.

Tue 01 Aug 2017
WATCH: Dana Lixenberg

A short interview with Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017 winner Dana Lixenberg.

WATCH: Sophie Calle

A short interview with Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017 nominee Sophie Calle. 

Tue 01 Aug 2017
WATCH: Awoiska van der Molen

A short interview with Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017 nominee Awoiska van der Molen.