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29 June 2018

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22 June 2018

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14 July - 28 October 2018

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9 October 2016

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9 October 2016

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9 October 2016

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9 October 2016

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9 October 2016

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Culture Shifts: Local

Culture Shifts: Local

6 October - 22 December 2017

Photography has become a crucial part of the way that we communicate with each other every day, a kind of language of its own. How, then, can this global language be used in a way that unites communities and champions positive change?

Culture Shifts: Local presents collaboratively produced photography from eight socially engaged photography projects across Liverpool. The currently ongoing work demonstrates how photography as an art practice can be used to help communities define themselves, bridge cultural divides and communicate the vital issues of today.

 

© Rob Battersby

 

The projects are all part of the citywide, long-term Culture Shifts project. Each of the eight projects involves select photographers working alongside one or more groups, including a support and services network for women, residents of Granby Four Streets (site of the Turner prize-winning Assemble project), and youth groups dedicated to LGBT+ support and Youth Parliament.

A selection of the work was presented at Open Eye Gallery throughout Autumn 2017, with an additional solo offsite exhibition for each project in a space in the neighbourhood of each community featured.

 

 

Takiyah Daly at her home, Andrew Jackson & Granby Four Streets CLT, 2017

Takiyah Daly at her home, © Andrew Jackson & Granby Four Streets CLT, 2017

 

Unlike documentary photography, the staging, selection and production of the images has been decided between the groups and the photographs they were working with. Because of this, the question of who took the image has little importance. This is part of Open Eye Gallery’s mission to champion socially engaged photography – photo-based projects that are participatory, in which the collaborative and conversational process of creating the photos is just as important as the final pieces.

 

 

©Rob Battersby

 

Featuring:

Tadhg Devlin with the SURF Dementia Network group

Andrew Jackson, Darryl Georgiou and Rebekah Tolley with Granby Four Streets CLT

Tony Mallon with Women from Northwood Golden Years group

Gary Bratchford and Robert Parkinson with Widnes Golden Generation group and the Women of Windmill Hill

Colin McPherson with New Beginnings and Sefton Youth Voice group

Stephanie Wynne and Steph Fawcett with Tomorrow’s Women Wirral and women from Wirral Change

Stephen King with Communities from St. Helen’s steel, glass and canal industries.

 

This programme has been funded by the Strategic Touring Fund, Arts Council England.

Photography has become a crucial part of the way that we communicate with each other every day, a kind of language of its own. How, then, can this global language be used in a way that unites communities and champions positive change?

Culture Shifts: Local presents collaboratively produced photography from eight socially engaged photography projects across Liverpool. The currently ongoing work demonstrates how photography as an art practice can be used to help communities define themselves, bridge cultural divides and communicate the vital issues of today.

 

© Rob Battersby

 

The projects are all part of the citywide, long-term Culture Shifts project. Each of the eight projects involves select photographers working alongside one or more groups, including a support and services network for women, residents of Granby Four Streets (site of the Turner prize-winning Assemble project), and youth groups dedicated to LGBT+ support and Youth Parliament.

A selection of the work was presented at Open Eye Gallery throughout Autumn 2017, with an additional solo offsite exhibition for each project in a space in the neighbourhood of each community featured.

 

 

Takiyah Daly at her home, Andrew Jackson & Granby Four Streets CLT, 2017

Takiyah Daly at her home, © Andrew Jackson & Granby Four Streets CLT, 2017

 

Unlike documentary photography, the staging, selection and production of the images has been decided between the groups and the photographs they were working with. Because of this, the question of who took the image has little importance. This is part of Open Eye Gallery’s mission to champion socially engaged photography – photo-based projects that are participatory, in which the collaborative and conversational process of creating the photos is just as important as the final pieces.

 

 

©Rob Battersby

 

Featuring:

Tadhg Devlin with the SURF Dementia Network group

Andrew Jackson, Darryl Georgiou and Rebekah Tolley with Granby Four Streets CLT

Tony Mallon with Women from Northwood Golden Years group

Gary Bratchford and Robert Parkinson with Widnes Golden Generation group and the Women of Windmill Hill

Colin McPherson with New Beginnings and Sefton Youth Voice group

Stephanie Wynne and Steph Fawcett with Tomorrow’s Women Wirral and women from Wirral Change

Stephen King with Communities from St. Helen’s steel, glass and canal industries.

 

This programme has been funded by the Strategic Touring Fund, Arts Council England.

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