Encounters: Photography and Curation

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02 Jun 2018

11am to 6pm

Saturday 2 June
11am - 6pm 
The Photographers Gallery

£15/£10 members and concessions, open to all
Visit the Photographers Gallery website to book


This symposium aims to examine the relatively under-discussed area of photography curation at a time when academic curating programs are expanding globally and our understanding of the practice is evolving. A number of questions will be explored relating to exhibiting photography. What does photographic curation mean in an era of the fluid image and during a time of non-medium specificity? In what ways can curation shape our encounter with or understanding of the photographic image? And how does photography’s multiplicity reframe the notion of curation itself, opening up broader narratives both within and beyond a fine-art context?

The event will take the format of two panels and roundtable discussions entitled Histories and Institutions and Encounters. Speakers include Tim Clark (Curator and Founding Editor, 1000 Words), Shoair Mavlian (Director, Photoworks), Karen McQuaid (Senior Curator, The Photographers' Gallery), Lucy Moore (Director, Claire de Rouen Books), Mark Sealy (Director, Autograph ABP), Katrina Sluis (Curator, Digital Programme, The Photographers' Gallery and Senior Lecturer, LSBU) and Lars Willumeit (independent curator, writer and editor). A recorded film provocation by writer and curator David Campany will open the discussion.

This event is co-organised between The Photographers' Gallery, Christopher Stewart (Programme Director Photography, London College of Communication, UAL) and Esther Teichmann (Programme Director, MRes & CHS, RCA).

Full details to be announced shortly.

£15/£10 members and concessions. Ticket price includes entry to all exhibitions on the same day. Visit the Photographers Gallery website to book