Booking opens Monday 10 January at noon
Session takes place from 12.00 – 17.00 on Friday 28 January 2022
Folio Fridays are our regular in-person portfolio review and networking sessions for photographers and artists working with photography.
These sessions are free for participating photographers and include two presentations by photography professionals, as well as time for a complimentary lunch and networking with participating photographers. As part of this session, each photographer will receive two, 15-minute one-to-one reviews by the two photography professionals and an opportunity to share work with other participating artists/photographers, as well as gallery visitors.
This sessions reviewers are our regular host Steve Macleod and guest reviewer D.Wiafe.
The session is 'closed' from noon to 14.00 for presentations, lunch and discussion. From 14.00 to 17.00, we open the door to gallery visitors. In this way, Folio Friday creates opportunities for the public to view and discuss work with presenting photographers and is included with exhibition entrance.
If you're a photographer or artist wanting feedback on your work or a recent project – either completed or in progress – Folio Fridays are there to support you. Please book one space per photographer and only book if you're ready to share your work.
Professor Steve Macleod is a polymath creative who dedicates unbounded enthusiasm for the arts and education. Director at Metro Imaging, one of Europe’s leading production houses; inventor of several photographic processes and master printer; Visiting Professor at University of Suffolk; current EA at RGU, Aberdeen; Trustee and Deputy Chair of QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust); commissioned artist with Hospital Rooms Mental Health Arts charity; educational mentor and represented artist with Black Box Projects in London.
D.Wiafe is a collaborative artist and associate lecturer at the London College of Communication, Coventry, Hertfordshire and De Montfort Universities. His work has taken him from creating staged tableaux with grime’s early pioneers, to acting as lead photographic mentor on the award-winning youth platform ‘The Cut’. Combined, his projects have allowed young people to collaborate on commissions with Nike and Adidas as well as exhibit with The Royal Photographic Society, Photofusion, Sixteen and The Southbank Centre. In 2019, he worked with UAL Insights and Autograph ABP as project lead and curator on Album, a youth-led project twice exhibited at Rivington Place and featured in The Guardian and BBC News Online. He was one of Photofusion’s artists in residence 2016-18, creating “4PM in the Endz”, a multi-media exploration of the stigma of gang affiliation in Pollards Hill, South London. The work was exhibited at Photofusion (2018), StreetLevel Photoworks, Peckham 24 (2019) and featured in Photomonitor. After the residency, in 2019 he was appointed Community Programme Manager at Photofusion where he continues to champion the work of young makers, forming the youth collective S2AU.
Folio Fridays are supported by The Fenton Arts Trust