Events

Launching LOOK Photo Biennial 2024: Beyond Sight

27 June 2024

Coming Soon. LOOK Photo Biennial 2024: Beyond Sight

28 June - 1 September 2024

Past Events

FIRE IT UP FUND FUNDEES ANNOUNCED

13 June 2024

Past Events

LAF X OPEN EYE GALLERY: PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION LAUNCH

4 June 2024

Exhibitions

Home Tour @ Rochdale

6 June - 12 July 2024

Events

Photography Workshop: Birkenhead

30 June 2024

Events

Photography Workshop: St Helens

23 June 2024

Past Events

Photography Workshop: Runcorn

16 June 2024

Past Events

Photography Workshop: Liverpool City Centre

15 June 2024

Past Events

Photography Workshop: Bootle

9 June 2024

Past Events

Photography Workshop: Huyton

1 June 2024

Exhibitions

Everyone is Moving – Your Journeys, Your Neighbourhoods @ Atrium Space

4 June - 30 June 2024

Events

European Poetry Festival : Liverpool Camarade

6 July 2024

Bonds / Ripples

29 May - 9 June 2024

Past Events

Webinar: Socially Engaged Photography

22 May 2024

Exhibitions

JOURNEY TO EDEN @ DIGITAL WINDOW GALLERY

6 May - 12 May 2024

Past Events

MARRIAGE (IN)EQUALITY IN UKRAINE. Screening and a panel discussion

9 May 2024

Past Events

Casey Orr artist talk and SEPN North West meet-up

18 May 2024

Past Events

Poetry reading: Coast to Coast to Coast

11 May 2024

Exhibitions

National Pavilion of Ukraine @ Venice Biennale

20 April - 24 November 2024

Exhibitions

Open Source 28: Sam Patton – Room to Breathe @ Digital Window Gallery

10 April - 18 May 2024

Exhibitions

Forward, Together @ Wigan & Leigh Archives, Leigh Town Hall

23 March - 28 September 2024

Exhibitions

As She Likes It: Christine Beckett @ The Rainbow Tea Rooms, Chester

1 March - 30 June 2024

Exhibitions

Shifting Horizons @ Digital Window Gallery

27 March - 31 March 2024

PLATFORM: ISSUE 6

26 March 2024

Past Events

Saturday Town: Launch Event

10 April 2024

Exhibitions

Saturday Town

11 April - 19 May 2024

Past Events

PLATFORM: ZINE LAUNCH EVENT

21 March 2024

Home. Ukrainian Photography, UK Words: Tour

4 March - 28 February 2025

Exhibitions

Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

Past Events

CREATIVE SOCIAL: IN THE ABSENCE OF FORMAL GROUND

2 March 2024

Exhibitions

We Feed The UK @ Exterior Walls

8 February - 31 March 2024

Past Events

Contrail Cirrus: the impact of aviation on climate change

7 March 2024

Exhibitions

Tree Story @ Liverpool ONE

16 February - 30 June 2024

Open Source #27: Saffron Lily – In The Absence of Formal Ground @ Digital Window Gallery

6 February - 31 March 2024

Past Events

Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

4 March - 5 March 2024

Past Events

Is Anybody Listening? Symposium: Commissioning and Collecting Socially Engaged Photography

29 February 2024

Past Events

Different approaches: Artists working with scientists

15 February 2024

Past Events

LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024

Exhibitions

Diesel & Dust @ Digital Window Gallery

18 January - 31 March 2024

Past Events

Tree Walks Of Sefton Park with Andrea Ku

21 January 2024

Past Events

Artists Remake the World by Vid Simoniti: Book Launch

31 January 2024

Past Events

Shift Liverpool Open Meeting

6 February 2024

Past Events

We Feed The UK Launch and LOOK Climate Lab 2024 Celebration

8 February 2024

Past Events

End of Empire: artist talk and discussion

22 February 2024

Past Events

Cyanotype workshop with Melanie King

17 February 2024

Past Events

Book Launch: What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes

24 February 2024

Past Events

Local ecology in the post-industrial era: open discussion

14 March 2024

Past Events

Waterlands: creative writing workshop

23 March 2024

Past Events

Plant a seed. Seed sow and in conversation with Plot2Plate

16 March 2024

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Working with organisations, photographers, community groups, academics and curators from across the country, we have been building a network to discuss and accelerate the practice of socially engaged photography. In the spirit of social practice, the network is shaped collaboratively by its users and has been running as a distributed network since October 2019. We now have over 380 members and 25 organisational partners supporting its development and delivery.
 
We have regional meet up groups established or currently developing across the North West, North East, the Midlands, Yorkshire, Scotland, London and South East, and the South West. If you are interested in finding out more about the regional groups or setting one up in your area please contact liz@openeye.org.uk
 
We also keep in touch via a facebook group HERE and a regular newsletter. The is a fully open network and you can join below by signing up to the mailing list.

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When referring to the term socially engaged photography, we mean activities or projects where photographers and communities/ individuals come together to co-author or co-produce visual representations of the world around us. The process behind the work produced is often as important as the final photographic work, and projects are often reliant on collaboration and discussion. The work often reflects multiple voices about a particular social, political, economical or environmental issue, rather than that of a single artistic voice.

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The wider term, socially engaged practice is itself, constantly being challenged and redefined. The network hopes to apply these current debates to the context of our own photographic specialism. It is important to note that each and every organisation and individuals will navigate the process of co-authored work in different ways; the network hopes to demonstrate this diversity of practice whilst providing a stable grounding for social practice. As millions of us share our daily lives via photography on social media, we are passionate about supporting work that brings the expertise of the photographer together with the lived experience and knowledge of communities. Ultimately, we hope to act as an open network for sharing resources, learning, dissemination of current projects and practitioners, and maintaining dialogue and debate about the work within this field.
 
Examples of socially engaged photography Projects:
 
You can read more about a host of socially engaged photography projects via our regular blog posts HERE
 
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