Critique Surgery

2 Dec 2016

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

The Critique Surgeries are currently free for Redeye members.Price for non-members is £20 (the equivalent to five months membership if you decide to join instead).


Travel Information

  • Nearest bus station is Shudhill Exchange and Piccadilly Gardens is 5min walk
  • Nearest station is Victoria and Piccadilly is only 10min walk away

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Get informal advice on your career or work during 1-1s with experts in the industry. Free for Redeye members, or £20 for non-members.


Redeye's critique surgeries are aimed at photographers or artists looking for advice and feedback on their work or practice. 

At this month's critique we welcome guest panellists Shirley Read (independent curator), and Sian Bonnell (photographic artist) in addition to Redeye's Director Paul Herrmann. 

Shirley Read
Shirley Read is an independent curator based in London. She currently curates exhibitions for the Idea Store, Canary Wharf during Photomonth, the independent International Photography Festival. She has been interviewing photographers about their lives and work for the Oral History of British Photography (part of the National Sound Archive at the British Library) for over twenty years. She teaches at every level of photographic practice and her bookExhibiting Photography (Focal Press 2008 & 2014) has been published in English and Chinese. Her current book (with Dr Mike Simmons) Photographers and Research: the idea, the process and the project is due to be published in December 2016.

Sian Bonnell
Sian Bonnell is a UK-based artist living in West Yorkshire and teaching at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2010 she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the Royal Photographic Society for her contribution to Fine Art Photography and in 2011 she was awarded the Photoworks Senior Research Fellowship at the British School at Rome. Her images have been exhibited and published widely, most recently at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London throughout 2015. 

Paul Herrmann
Paul Herrmann is the Director of Redeye, current chair of The British Photographic Council, set up LOOK festival in Liverpool and the Northern Photography Consortium, and is currently establishing the Photographic Collections Network, which will be a knowledge exchange and advocacy network for anyone working with collections or archives, launching in Autumn 2016. Paul is happy to talk about any aspect of work but specialises particularly in business models and career paths in photography.

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