Folio Friday - February 2022

12:00pm, Fri 11 Feb 2022

A portfolio sharing and networking session for photographers to gain feedback on their work

Two people stand in front of a table with photographs spread out on it.

Folio Friday - February 2022

12:00pm, Fri 11 Feb 2022

A portfolio sharing and networking session for photographers to gain feedback on their work

This event is part of our Past Programme

Presenting photographers must attend from 12.00 – 17.00, open to the public from 14.00

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 photographer Samuel Ryde.

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. Each photographer is allocated an individual table where you can present your form in physical/digital form for feedback. (Please, no framed work.)

Book one space per photographer. Please, only book if you're ready to share your work and can commit to the full five hours of the session. More information will be sent to participants, prior to the session.

Biographies:

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.

Samuel Ryde is a London-based photographer with a passion for noticing the un-noticed objects and architecture of everyday human life. Through his lens, remarkable characters emerge from unremarkable spaces: Hand dryers in washrooms, telephone boxes on street corners, derelict buildings daubed with old signs and new graffiti - all of them tell stories of moments shared by other people in another place and time. His first book Hand Dryers, with a foreword by Sir James Dyson, was published by Unicorn in 2020. 

Folio Fridays are supported by The Fenton Arts Trust