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Webinar: Socially Engaged Photography

22 May 2024

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

9 May 2024

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Casey Orr artist talk and SEPN North West meet-up

18 May 2024

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Poetry reading: Coast to Coast to Coast

11 May 2024

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National Pavilion of Ukraine @ Venice Biennale

20 April - 24 November 2024

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

10 April - 18 May 2024

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

23 March - 28 September 2024

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

1 March - 30 June 2024

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Shifting Horizons @ Digital Window Gallery

27 March - 31 March 2024

PLATFORM: ISSUE 6

26 March 2024

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Saturday Town: Launch Event

10 April 2024

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Saturday Town

11 April - 19 May 2024

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21 March 2024

Home. Ukrainian Photography, UK Words: Tour

4 March - 28 February 2025

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Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

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CREATIVE SOCIAL: IN THE ABSENCE OF FORMAL GROUND

2 March 2024

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We Feed The UK @ Exterior Walls

8 February - 31 March 2024

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Contrail Cirrus: the impact of aviation on climate change

7 March 2024

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Tree Story @ Liverpool ONE

16 February - 31 May 2024

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

6 February - 31 March 2024

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Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

4 March - 5 March 2024

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

29 February 2024

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Different approaches: Artists working with scientists

15 February 2024

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LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024

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Diesel & Dust @ Digital Window Gallery

18 January - 31 March 2024

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Tree Walks Of Sefton Park with Andrea Ku

21 January 2024

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Artists Remake the World by Vid Simoniti: Book Launch

31 January 2024

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Shift Liverpool Open Meeting

6 February 2024

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We Feed The UK Launch and LOOK Climate Lab 2024 Celebration

8 February 2024

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Cyanotype workshop with Melanie King

17 February 2024

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End of Empire: artist talk and discussion

22 February 2024

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Book Launch: What The Mine Gives, The Mine Takes

24 February 2024

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Local ecology in the post-industrial era: open discussion

14 March 2024

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Waterlands: creative writing workshop

23 March 2024

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Plant a seed. Seed sow and in conversation with Plot2Plate

16 March 2024

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Erosion: panel discussion

9 March 2024

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Waterlands: an evening of poetry and photographs

23 March 2024

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Force For Nature Exhibition

27 March - 28 March 2024

Voices of Nature: Interactive Performances

28 March 2024

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Sum of All Parts: Symposium

27 February 2024

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LOOK Climate Lab 2024

18 January - 31 March 2024

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MA Socially engaged photography Open Day event

1 February 2023

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Tish: Special screening and Q&A

13 December 2023

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Book Launch: A Look At A New Perspective

23 November 2023

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Community workshops @ Ellesmere Port Library

6 November - 5 February 2024

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Book Launch: ‘544m’ By Kevin Crooks

30 November 2023

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Bernice Mulenga @ Open Eye Gallery Atrium Space

17 November - 17 December 2023

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Webinar: Socially Engaged Photography

22 May / 5 – 7 pm / online, free

 

Do you make work that is driven by your engagement in social, political, economic, or environmental issues? Is the process often as important as the result? Are your projects often reliant on collaboration and discussion? Are there elements of co-production in you practice? Or are you just curious about this type of practice and the opportunities available?

In this webinar by Preus Museum and Open Eye Gallery one selected artist from Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden will present their practice and discuss their experiences. You will also be introduced to Liz Wewiora from SEPN which is the national network for socially engaged photography in the UK and get to meet one of their over 500 members.

The aim of the meeting is to look get acquainted and look at the opportunities and challenges socially engaged photographers working in the Nordic region are faced with. We will also discuss whether we should establish a network to share our experiences and stimulate more collaboration in the future.

 

Programme

18.00 CET – Welcome – introduction of topic, participants and institutions

18.10 CET – Artist presentations

19.00 CET – Presentation of SEPN and artist from the UK

19.30 CET – Panel discussion

20.00 CET – Questions from the audience

20.20 CET – Closing remarks

 

Participating artists:

Denmark: Tina Enghoff

Finland: Joel Karppanen

Norway: Yamile Calderon

Sweden: Jasmin Daryani

UK: Ciara Leeming

UK: Liz Wewiora

Participating organisations:

Denmark: Fotografisk Center

Finland: Hippolyte

Sweden: Centrum for Fotografi

Norway: Preus museum

UK: SEPN (Socially Engaged Photography Network)

 

About socially engaged photography:

As millions of us share our daily lives via photography on social media, it can be interesting to put the expertise of the photographer together with the lived experience and knowledge of communities.

The term socially engaged photography, often refers to 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, economic or environmental issue, rather than that of a single artistic voice.

What can a potential network provide?

The wider term, socially engaged practice is itself, constantly being challenged and redefined. A network can apply these current debates to the context of our own photographic specialism. It is important to note that each organisation and individual will navigate the process of co-authored work in different ways; a network can however demonstrate this diversity of practice whilst providing a stable grounding for social practice. A network can stimulate more collaboration through the sharing of resources, learning. It can also provide dissemination of current projects and practitioners, as well as create dialogue and debate about the work within this field.

Images: Rob Battersby 

 

22 May / 5 – 7 pm / online, free

 

Do you make work that is driven by your engagement in social, political, economic, or environmental issues? Is the process often as important as the result? Are your projects often reliant on collaboration and discussion? Are there elements of co-production in you practice? Or are you just curious about this type of practice and the opportunities available?

In this webinar by Preus Museum and Open Eye Gallery one selected artist from Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden will present their practice and discuss their experiences. You will also be introduced to Liz Wewiora from SEPN which is the national network for socially engaged photography in the UK and get to meet one of their over 500 members.

The aim of the meeting is to look get acquainted and look at the opportunities and challenges socially engaged photographers working in the Nordic region are faced with. We will also discuss whether we should establish a network to share our experiences and stimulate more collaboration in the future.

 

Programme

18.00 CET – Welcome – introduction of topic, participants and institutions

18.10 CET – Artist presentations

19.00 CET – Presentation of SEPN and artist from the UK

19.30 CET – Panel discussion

20.00 CET – Questions from the audience

20.20 CET – Closing remarks

 

Participating artists:

Denmark: Tina Enghoff

Finland: Joel Karppanen

Norway: Yamile Calderon

Sweden: Jasmin Daryani

UK: Ciara Leeming

UK: Liz Wewiora

Participating organisations:

Denmark: Fotografisk Center

Finland: Hippolyte

Sweden: Centrum for Fotografi

Norway: Preus museum

UK: SEPN (Socially Engaged Photography Network)

 

About socially engaged photography:

As millions of us share our daily lives via photography on social media, it can be interesting to put the expertise of the photographer together with the lived experience and knowledge of communities.

The term socially engaged photography, often refers to 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, economic or environmental issue, rather than that of a single artistic voice.

What can a potential network provide?

The wider term, socially engaged practice is itself, constantly being challenged and redefined. A network can apply these current debates to the context of our own photographic specialism. It is important to note that each organisation and individual will navigate the process of co-authored work in different ways; a network can however demonstrate this diversity of practice whilst providing a stable grounding for social practice. A network can stimulate more collaboration through the sharing of resources, learning. It can also provide dissemination of current projects and practitioners, as well as create dialogue and debate about the work within this field.

Images: Rob Battersby 

 

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