To close ‘Another Way of Looking’, our programme for October that runs alongside Brighton Photo Fringe and Photo Biennial, Miniclick are hosting a Pecha Kucha night featuring a series of photographers talking about their ‘Non-Photographic Influences’.
Pecha Kucha is a format of presenting whereby each speaker has 20 slides and 20 seconds on each slide, resulting in a series of quickfire, inspiring 6:40sec talks. Our lineup includes Aaron Schuman, Laura Pannack, Matt Henry, Lewis Bush, Jason Larkin, Jooney Woodward, Kevin Meredith, Owen Harvey and Nic Serpell-Rand.
Monday 27th October, 7pm (doors at 6pm) at The Miniclick Business Concern at 68MS, Middle Street, Brighton. Free Entry.
This event forms part of our “Another Way of Looking” programme for October, alongside Brighton Photo Fringe / Biennial – click here for all the events in our programme.
The lineup includes…
Aaron Schuman is a photographer, writer and curator. His photographic works – such as FOLK (2014), Redwoods (2012), and Once Upon a Time in the West (2011) – have been exhibited and published internationally, and are held in a number of public and private collections. Additionally, Schuman regularly writes for a number of publications, including Aperture, Foam, Hotshoe, Photoworks, TIME and The British Journal of Photography; he has also contributed essays to a number of recent books, including The Photographer’s Playbook (Aperture, 2014), Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals (Prestel, 2014), C-Photo: Observed (IvoryPress, 2013), Photographs Not Taken (Daylight, 2012), Words Without Pictures (Aperture, 2010), and more. In 2014, Schuman served as Chief Curator of Krakow Photomonth 2014: “Re:Search”, and he has curated a number of other exhibitions, including Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs (Fotofest, 2010), Other I: Alec Soth, WassinkLundgren, Viviane Sassen (Hotshoe Gallery, 2011), and In Appropriation: Broomberg & Chanarin, Melinda Gibson, Seba Kurtis, Esther Teichmann, Michael Wolf (Houston Center of Photography, 2012). Schuman is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton and the Arts University Bournemouth, and is the founder and editor of SeeSaw Magazine.
Laura Pannack is a London based Photographer. She was educated at the University of Brighton Central Saint Martins College of Art and LCC.
Her work has been extensively exhibited and published both in the UK and internationally, including at The National Portrait Gallery, The Houses of Parliament, Somerset House, and the Royal Festival Hall in London.
In 2010 Laura received first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards. She has also won and been shortlisted for several other awards including The Sony World Photography Awards, The Magenta foundation and Lucies IPA.
She was recently awarded the Vic Odden by The Royal Photographic Society award fora notable achievement in the art of photography by a British photographer aged 35 or under
Her art focuses on social documentary and portraiture, and seeks to explore the complex relationship between subject and photographer.
Laura is driven by research led self-initiated projects. In her own words, she does all she can “to understand the lives of those captured, and to present them creatively”. She is a firm believer that “time, trust and understanding is the key to portraying subjects truthfully”, and as such, many of her projects develop over several years. Her particular approach allows a genuine connection to exist between sitter and photographer, which in turn elucidates the intimacy of these very human exchanges. Her images aim to suggest the shared ideas and experiences that are entwined in each frame that she shoots. Laura largely shoots with a film camera on her personal projects, allowing her process to be organic rather than being predefined by fixed ideas, thus removing additional pressure on the sitter.
Alexandra Lethbridge is a photographer based in the UK. Central to her work is the relationship between the imagined and reality, ideas of Utopia and the impulse to search for the ‘other’ within the everyday. Using these ideas, her work aims to challenge our preconceptions of our surroundings and question the parallels between our own world and our imaginations. Drawing upon a range of references and source material, her practice combines found imagery with her own works and examines the relationship between the photographic print as image and object.
Matt Henry works across editorial, advertising and personal projects. He writes on photography and is the owner and curator at One Eyed Jacks Gallery. He is the recipient of international awards for his work, including category first place in the International Photography Awards 2013 and 2014.
Lewis Bush is a photographer, writer, teacher and curator. His projects have examined disparate subjects, from civil liberties to national memory. He maintains Disphotic, a blog on photography and it’s intersections with history, art and journalism, and also writes for a number of other titles.
Jason Larkin, (1979) is a British photographer recognised for his desire to forefront the subjects on the periphery of current affairs. Soon after finishing his studies Larkin worked as a documentary photographer across the Middle East and Africa, with his work published worldwide. His latest body of work Tales From The City Of Gold (Kehrer, 2013) has just been published both as a monograph in Europe and as a bilingual newspaper publication for Africa.
Larkin is the recipient of numerous awards including, most recently the PDN Arnold Newman New Portraiture Award and a Renaissance Photography Prize. His freely-distributed publication, Cairo Divided was nominated for both the Deutsche Börse and Prix Pictet photography awards. Recent solo exhibitions include Flowers Gallery, London and Farnsworth Art Museum, USA and exhibited at the Brighton Photo Biennial and Hereford Photography Festival. In 2013 he moved from Johannesburg and is now based in London.
Jooney Woodward is a London-based British photographer. Born in 1979, she studied at Camberwell College of Arts. Her photography often documents the British at leisure and seeks to explore the relationship between lifestyle and identity in rural Britain. In 2011 she was awarded First Prize in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery with her portrait Harriet and Gentleman Jack. She has twice been highly commended in The Observer Hodge Photographic Award. Her work has also been included in exhibitions at The Photographers’ Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts and MOMA Wales.
Kevin Meredith is a photographer and author, his first instructional photography book “Hot Shots” was published in 2008. It sold out its first UK and US print runs in under a year and has now been translated into ten languages. He’s not traditionally trained and his style of photography is playful.
Everyday subjects interest Kevin from street fashion to open water swimming. His passion for passing on his knowledge of photography has not wained; since his first book he has written two further books and he regularly runs photography courses.
Owen Harvey is a London based photographer, graduating from the University of Wales, Newport in 2013. Since 2010 Owen has worked on a number of long term projects.
In 2013 Owen was chosen as the Magnum Showcase winner by Bruce Gilden for his on going project on the current UK Mod scene. The same project went on the be shortlisted for the Cream graduate showcase and featured in The British Journal Of Photography. Most recently the project has been shortlisted for the Magnum Photos 2013 Award. Owen continues to work on long term projects and is also working as a freelance photographer.
Nic Serpell-Rand is a freelance Photographer who has spent the last 13 years shooting music related documentary and portrait work. He is also a certified Rave-bore, who has a fascination with how electronic music has shaped youth culture (and eaten up a large part of his own youth in the process).
The Miniclick Business Concern at 68MS is located in the middle of Brighton, 1 minute from the beach and a ten minute walk to Brighton Train Station. A number of trains run every hour to London (Victoria – 51mins / London Bridge – 56mins / London Blackfriars – 1hr 03mins).