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Photographing customs, rituals and traditions

3 Nov 2016

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Monday
10:00 – 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 16:00
Thursday
10:00 – 16:00
Friday
10:00 – 16:00
Saturday
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Sunday
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Tickets are £12.50. Redeye members £7.50, Concession tickets £10.00.

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Customs, rituals and traditions have always been fertile subject areas for photographers. We are delighted to present an evening of talks from three photographers who each explore these areas in a different way, with the opportunity for questions and discussion.

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Homer Sykes, Iain McKell and Tereza Buskova join us at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation to present their photographic projects each exploring customs, rituals and traditions.

In three separate talks, the artists discuss their individual approach to this unusual theme and talk more generally about their work and practice.

Homer Sykes presents his seminal book Once a Year, Some Traditional British Customs, which Simon Costin calls 'his unique document recording many of Britain’s most enduring seasonal customs and events, in all their uncanny yet prosaic glory' and Peter Hamilton refers to as 'the best study of English folklore and ritual'. Once a Year, Some Traditional British Customs was first published in 1977, and has recently been re-published by Dewi Lewis Publishing.

Iain McKell talks about Re-Psycho, his project exploring post-feminist commune girls who live in a warehouse in Tottenham, North London, and Tereza Buskova presents Clipping the Church, her exploration into 'clipping', a forgotten English tradition where community members undertake a performance to bless a church, school, village or field. 

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