AboutLondon Independent Photography is proudly partnering with London Metropolitan University to bring you the Annual Janet Hall Memorial Lecture together with an Annual Photography Symposium and fair, as part of the Photomonth festival, on 17 & 18 October in East London.
Hear from award-winning photographers and established educators who will discuss how they approach the conceptual and visual aspects of their work. Discover ways to use photography to respond to your own imagination, passions and inner vision, as well as to document. Discuss and exchange ideas and learn from other photographers in an interactive, social setting. Come away inspired by new ideas that you can put into practice through your own photography.
Friday 17, evening: Janet Hall Memorial Lecture
Each year we invite members of London Independent Photography (LIP) and members of the public to a unique lecture and conversation with a highly celebrated photographer. This year guests will enjoy a talk by Mishka Henner on his projects, career and influences, and will have the opportunity to have a conversation and ask questions about his work.
Mishka Henner is the author of the photobooks No Man's Land and Less Américains. In 2014, Henner's Beef & Oil series was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet. In 2013 he was awarded the ICP Infinity Award for Art and shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. A recipient of the 2011 Kleine Hans award, his works are held in the Tate Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Public Library, the Centre Pompidou, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Portland Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
He is known for appropriating technologies such as Google Earth and Street View in his work. He is a member of the ABC Artists' Books Cooperative and lives and works in Manchester, UK. www.mishkahenner.com
Saturday 18, full day: Symposium & fair
The symposium will explore 'The Instinct and the idea: Passion in photography' with speakers including Anna Fox, Peter Kennard, Laura Pannack, David Bate and Paul Hill. Talks will explore the relationship between idea and instinct in photography, and investigate and debate whether the passion has gone out of photography as it has become more influenced by art historians, gallerists, and academics.
The symposium will present a view of how photographers either settle on strategies that work for them - or move between approaches as the need arises. This theme will be especially interesting to the large body of photographers who believe that they can express, through photography, internal thoughts and concerns, and how this interacts with photography's vital role in documenting the world around us.
During Saturday there will be space for guests to share photographic work in an exhibition area. There will also be book signings, slideshows, stalls selling a range of photobooks and second-hand equipment, and other photographic attractions including the opportunity to see London Metropolitan's exhibition, Archive: Imagining the East End.
Registration and booking details are on our website, and the full event programme is also available to download. Tickets are selling fast, so don't miss this exciting weekend! What's more, your ticket to Saturday's symposium and fair includes free entry to Friday's lecture and conversation with Mishka Henner.