Ideas Tap and Magnum Photos Professional Practice Weekend at Lighthouse, October 2012. Image courtesy of mikebaird on Flickr (CC)
Ideas Tap and Magnum Photos Professional Practice Weekend at Lighthouse, October 2012. Image courtesy of mikebaird on Flickr (CC)

BRIGHTON PHOTO BIENNIAL - Professional Practice Weekend


13 - 14 October 2012
BRIGHTON


Leading figures from the photographic industry deliver two days of presentations and advice


This weekend of workshops was aimed at mid career photographers wanting to explore new avenues, emerging photographers looking for practical training, or semi-professionals wanting to commit to full-time practice. Leading figures from advertising corporate, NGO, museum, publishing and rights management gave their expert advice.

Ideas Tap and Magnum Photos are leading the Professional Practice Weekend
Ideas Tap and Magnum Photos are leading the Professional Practice Weekend

Speakers included David Birkitt (Managing Director, DMB Media), Jessica Crombie (Head of Film and Photography, Save the Children), Celia Davies (Head of Programme, Photoworks), Harry Hardie (Founder & Director, HERE), Diane Smyth (Deputy Editor of the British Journal of Photography), Rebecca Swift (Visual Consultant, formerly of Getty Images) Sophie Wright (Cultural Director, Magnum Photos) and Peter Marlow (Magnum photographer).

The weekend also provided an opportunity to non-photographers to learn about a wide variety of careers in the visual arts industry.

Subsidised places are available to Ideas Tap members and Bursaries are available for photographers aged 16-25.

A BPB12 event in partnership with Ideas Tap and Magnum Photos.

For more details, prices and booking, please visit www.ideastap.com

About Brighton Photo Biennial


Geographies of Seeing is part of Brighton Photo Biennial 2012. This year the Biennial brought a host of emerging and internationally acclaimed photographers and artists to the city. It was curated and produced by Photoworks, the UK’s leading visual arts agency for photography. It featured work by Edmund Clark, Omer Fast, Julian Germain, Jason Larkin, Corinne Silva, Thomson and Craighead and more.

Brighton Photo Biennial 2012 examined a wide range of photographic practices and reflected on The Politics of Space. It looked at how space is constructed, controlled and contested, how photography is implicated in these processes, and the tensions and possibilities this dialogue involves. It provided a critical space to think about relationships between the political occupation of physical sites and the production and dissemination of images.

Responding to recent efforts to politically re-imagine urban space through social and civic uses, Brighton Photo Biennial 2012 presented photography and imagery generated by professional photographers and the public at large; grassroots activism and media spectacle; established names and recent finds; contemporary work and older photographic practices. At the core of the biennial was a concern with the possibilities of photography as both a tool and a process: a means of understanding the world, and an active force in shaping it.

Dates: 13 and 14 October 2012

Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington St, Brighton, BN1 4AJ
Booking: www.ideastap.com

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