Talks and Events
Sat 02 Jun 2018

Encounters: Photography and Curation

11.00 - 16.00. Followed by drinks reception.

Presented by The Photographers’ Gallery and London College of Communication, UAL

This symposium aims to examine the relatively under-discussed area of photography curation at a time when academic curating programs are expanding globally and our understanding of the practice is evolving. A number of questions will be explored relating to exhibiting photography. What does photographic curation mean in an era of the fluid image and during a time of non-medium specificity? In what ways can curation shape our encounter with or understanding of the photographic image? And how does photography’s multiplicity reframe the notion of curation itself, opening up broader narratives both within and beyond a fine-art context?

The event opens with a recorded film conversation between writer and curator David Campany and Esther Teichmann and an introductory talk by independent curator and writer Sara Knelman. 

Panel one is entitled Histories and Institutions and features Sara Knelman (independent curator and writer), Shoair Mavlian (Director, Photoworks), Karen McQuaid (Senior Curator, The Photographers' Gallery) and Renée Mussai (Senior Curator, Autograph ABP).

Panel two entitled Encounters features Tim Clark (Curator and Founding Editor, 1000 Words), Lucy Moore (Director, Claire de Rouen Books), Katrina Sluis (Curator, Digital Programme, The Photographers' Gallery and Senior Lecturer, LSBU) and Lars Willumeit (independent curator, writer and editor).

This event is co-organised between The Photographers' Gallery, Christopher Stewart (Programme Director Photography, London College of Communication, UAL) and Esther Teichmann (Programme Director, MRes & CHS, RCA).

£15/£10 members and concessions. Ticket price includes entry to all exhibitions on the same day.

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