Disruptive Participation and Radical Listening: Magnum Foundation Photography Expanded Symposium 2017

In socially engaged photography and documentary practice, listening and participation can become both the medium and the form, the journey and the destination. This panel will explore relationships between listening and participation. Can listening set conditions for meaningful participation? Can participation produce new opportunities for listening? Is it possible for … Continue reading

IC-Visual Lab: An evening with Gemma-Rose Turnbull and Pete Brook

  PHOTOGRAPHY AS A SOCIAL PRACTICE with Gemma-Rose Turnbull and Pete Brook. Thursday 18th May 2017, 19:00 £6/4 CONCESSIONS. Free to ICVL Members Dark Studio, 2nd floor, ARNOLFINI BUY TICKETS Gemma used to be a news photographer and came to be focused on collaborative practices that disrupt the linear, documentary … Continue reading

I get the feeling sometimes that photography can be hypercritical and unconstructive in its criticism. When it gets the wind in its sails, it feels like you’re in the midst of  a mass Five-Minute Hate. It’s like the scene in the remake of the Night of the Living Dead where Donald Sutherland points and screams – and then everybody else points and screams. It looks and feels terrible even when there are some justifications for it, especially when there are justificatons for it.  This kind of response is something that also needs to be addressed in photography and its social media responses – because it is an embarassment and one day it will end in something very tragic. It is a form of bullying. Again, it’s nothing to do with photography, it’s to do with basic human behaviour.

The work that Gemma-Rose Turnbull and Pete Brook do is a constructive counterpart to this kind of response. Their work is considered, analytical and creates a counter-voice that is productive rather than reactionary and destructive, and leads us into new ways of seeing how images are made and the different fields in which they operate.

 
– Colin Pantall, Photography as Social Practice. In Bristol this Thursday

Magnum Foundation Symposium

  The 2017 Magnum Foundation Photography Expanded Symposium will explore collaborative approaches to creative documentary practice.   The Photography, Expanded symposium is an annual full-day event that is free and open to the public. The symposium draws practitioners and storytellers across media to be inspired by exemplary case studies of innovative … Continue reading

Culture Shifts

Culture Shifts is a new socially engaged photography programme led by Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK and supported by a strategic touring fund from Arts Council England. Working across a host of social housing, local authority culture and health partners and communities across the Liverpool and Merseyside city regions, we … Continue reading

Photography & Social Practice Workshop: Critical Questions and Resources

  The Photography & Social Practice Workshop will provide a forum for the Open Engagement community to shape a large conversation that will aim to unfold through a book, a blog, an exhibition and a daylong event in conjunction with partners such as Aperture, the Magnum Foundation and OE 2018. … Continue reading

Diane Dammeyer Fellowship in Photographic Arts and Social Issues

The Diane Dammeyer Fellowship in Photographic Arts and Social Issues creates a space for a socially-engaged photographer to produce a compelling and dynamic body of work highlighting human rights and social issues.   Fereshteh Toosi, the 2015-16 Dammeyer Fellow, spent her year building relationships with the residents of Leland Apartments, … Continue reading

TAKING PART: Participatory Artist In Residence programme

Photofusion host four 90-day residencies for emerging participatory lens-based artists. Photofusion is a hub for photographers of all backgrounds in South London. Working in a diverse and challenging borough since 1992, Photofusion has a proud history of community engagement including work with local schools, young offenders, social housing associations and … Continue reading

Participatory Playbook: an Exhibition at LOOK3

This is reposted from the Magnum Foundation tumblr. –––––– We’re excited to share the opening of Tactics of Collaboration: A Participatory Playbook, an exhibition of an ongoing collaboration with Photography, Expanded Fellow Mark Strandquist at the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative in Charlottesville, Virginia. This exhibition was held in conjunction with the 2015 LOOK3 Festival of the … Continue reading

Disposable Camera Project

This gallery contains 3 photos.

  A few weeks ago an my friend Amie Batalibasi, who is the founder and director of Melbourne-based Colour Box Studio (CBS), a pop up art space and online creative hub, contacted me to write the forward for an upcoming book they are self publishing. The book, curated by Kristina Arnott, … Continue reading

ASSEMBLY – Anthony Luvera

First Base Day Centre from Assembly by Anthony Luvera, 2013-2014   ASSEMBLY is an exhibition of work created over a twelve-month period by Anthony Luvera with people who have experienced homelessness living in Brighton.   As part of Assembly, Luvera invited individuals associated with First Base Day Centre and Phase One Project to use … Continue reading

PROVE IT TO ME

    PROVE IT TO ME, curated by Natasha Marie Llorens, is a group show featuring the work of Shane Aslan Selzer, Stephanie Diamond, Dillon de Give, Mark Menjivar, Maria D. Rapicavoli, Julia Sherman, and Mary Walling Blackburn. These seven artists, loosely defined as making social practice artwork, refuse an objective understanding of photography. Instead, they create projects that … Continue reading

Open Society Documentary Photography Grant Program

  The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is soliciting calls for the 2014 Audience Engagement Grant Program. Since the program’s inception in 2004, they have funded 54 photographers who have gone beyond documenting a human rights or social justice issue to enacting change. It would be a great grant for … Continue reading

Feedback from Photo-Based Social Practice Panel

Audience/participants reading the 4-page PHOTOGRAPHY AND SOCIAL PRACTICE broadsheet, a PDF of which can be found here. Today we (Pete Brook, Eliza Gregory, Gemma-Rose Turnbull, Mark Strandquist and Wendy Ewald) had the Photo-Based Social Practice panel, a discussion of socially engaged, transdisciplinary, and expanded practices in contemporary photography at Aperture Foundation in New York for Open Engagement. As … Continue reading

Brooklyn Insitute for Social Research Course on Photography and Social Networks

This looks like an interesting course on photographic distribution, audience and engagement. From the course website: In recent decades, critical analyses of photography are increasingly concerned with questions of audience engagement and technological production. This course embarks upon a study of historical and theoretical perspectives on photography—from experiments in daguerreotype … Continue reading

Panel at Aperture Foundation for Open Engagement 2014

We are so delighted to announce that we are presenting a discussion of socially engaged, transdisciplinary, and expanded practices in contemporary photography at Aperture, as part of Open Engagement 2014. The panel will be presented in conjunction with the Photography, Expanded Spring 2014 issue of Aperture magazine, produced in collaboration with guest editor … Continue reading

The Archive of Unmade Photographs

  The Archive of Unmade Photographs* is an ongoing project where participants respond to the prompt; “What moment from your life do you most wish you had a photograph of?” To participate, individuals create a postcard ‘from’ their chosen memory; describing it’s importance, and why no photograph exists. For the 2014 … Continue reading

SFMOMA — Visual Activism Symposium

We are really looking forward to the Visual Activism Symposium put on by SFMOMA March 14-16 (Gemma and Eliza will be in attendance). We’d love to hear about any articles or resources people have that relate to that particular topic. We’ll post those here along with things we learn over … Continue reading

Photography, Expanded — Magnum, Open Society Foundation and Aperture Collaborate to Support Expanded Photographic Practice

Photography, Expanded is an initiative designed to inspire documentary photographers to expand their storytelling beyond the still image, and catalyze collaboration across disciplines. Launched in 2013 by the Magnum Foundation and the Open Society Foundations in collaboration with Wendy Levy, this year’s program features a series of labs, panel discussions, … Continue reading