Key Speaker: Susan Bright - Collaboration and Creative Practice
In partnership with the Photography Programme at London College of Communication, UAL.
This talk by curator and writer Susan Bright asserts that photographic practice is inherently collaborative.
Drawing on recent projects where she has developed relationships and friendships with artists, writers and editors, Bright considers what curating can be and its possibilities when working with others. Examples including Elina Brotherus’ solo exhibition Playground (from which the work above features), her book Feast for the Eyes and forthcoming writing projects highlight the in-flux nature of her work and the various roles a curator and her collaborators play.
Susan Bright is a curator and writer based in Paris. She has curated exhibitions internationally at institutions including: Tate Britain, The National Portrait Gallery in London and The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago amongst others. The exhibition How We Are: Photographing Britain was the first major exhibition of British photography at Tate. The exhibition of Home Truths (The Photographers’ Gallery and the Foundling Museum) was named one of the top exhibitions of 2013-14 by The Guardian and The Chicago Tribune. She is the guest curator for PHoto ESPAÑA 2019.
Her published books include: Photography Decoded (Forthcoming Spring 2019: co-authored with Hedy van Erp), Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography (2017), Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood (2013), Auto Focus: The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography (2010), How We Are: Photographing Britain (2007: co-authored with Val Williams), Face of Fashion (2007), and Art Photography Now (2005).
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