Workshop: Street Photography
Saturday 30 November, 11.00–17.00
Take a walk with Eddie Otchere and Johny Pitts in this one-day street photography workshop
Learn about framing and composition in this practical session led by photographers Eddie Otchere and Johny Pitts. Participants will spend the day exploring Soho, observing and capturing local street life. Alongside practical work on the street, the day will include:
- a visit to the Shot in Soho exhibition
- a brief introduction to street photography and to Otchere and Pitts’ respective practices
- group discussion
- a feedback and review session
Suitable for all levels. Please bring your own equipment (camera and lens) if available. Wear comfortable clothing and prepare for all weather.
Eddie Otchere (b.1974) is a British-Ghanaian artist whose solo and collaborative projects employ portrait photography, street style and the urban landscape, live performance and hip-hop culture to explore ideas surrounding city life, social history and analogue media. These investigations examine constructions of 'the culture' by juxtaposing the music and photographs of personal and interpersonal encounters with his subjects and the landscape, offering multiple perspectives that reveal entrenched socio-economic contradictions in contemporary society. Otchere has exhibited, performed and presented projects at institutions within the UK and internationally, including the National Portrait Gallery, London; Brighton Festival; SouthBank Centre, London; HVW8 Gallery, Los Angeles; Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles and Photofusion, London.
Johny Pitts is a writer, photographer and broadcast journalist. He has received various awards for his work exploring Afro-European identity, including a Decibel Penguin Prize and an ENAR (European Network Against Racism) award. As a photographer, he has had work published by Cafe Royal Books and recently collaborated with author Caryl Phillips on a photographic essay for the BBC and Arts Council England. His photography has been featured on The New York Times Lens Blog and appeared in the German edition of the 2017 Reporters Without Borders yearbook. As part of an ongoing project, Johny founded and curates the award-winning online journal Afropean.com, part of the Guardian’s Africa Network dedicated to the Afro-European diaspora.
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