Talks: Rhiannon Adam & Amak Mahmoodian at The School of Miniclick – Sun 19th June

For one long weekend this June, from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th, Miniclick are taking over the Eranda Studio at The Photographers’ Gallery, turning the space into a secondary school of photography. The faculty at The School of Miniclick will present their curriculum – a series of talks, workshops, fun and games from a wide range of guest teachers, including David Fathi, Lumine’s Lab, Amak Mahmoodian, Rhiannon Adam, Kevin Meredith and many more.

You can read all about it here.

Our Geography Department have been working on a couple of events. The first is a growing photo map of London called GeoClick that we’ll be creating over the course of the weekend at The Photographer’s Gallery and we need YOUR work for, and the second is our Field Trip: talks from two photographers whose work focuses on travel and journeys with Amak Mahmoodian and Rhiannon Adam. You can read more about Geoclick at this link.


Sun June 19th, 2016 – 4pm

The Eranda Studio at The Photographers’ Gallery, London


Amak Mahmoodian


“My name in Amak , and I was born in Shiraz (Iran), started university in Tehran and finished it in UK. My photography is inspired by questions on my own identity. My work represents something personal but it pertains to a general issue in Iran.

Using a structure that evokes the classic Middle Eastern collection oriental stories, my work explores the subtleties of specific codes of conduct that influence a person’s relationships, sense of self and identity.”

Amak will also be launching her new book, Shenasnameh after the talk.

Rhiannon Adam



Rhiannon Adam is a London based photographer specialising in instant photography, her passion since the age of 14. Rhiannon’s work is primarily concerned with time, uniqueness, and place told though the degradation and physicality of expired films.

Her work has been published internationally – including on the BBC, in Le Monde, New York Times, Vice, Le Cool, It’s Nice That, COLORS, and Dazed and Confused. Her first book, Dreamlands Wastelands, was published by Jane and Jeremy in 2014.

As well as her own work, Rhiannon freelances as a photographic producer and  publishes photography books under the name Lost Cat. The first title, Kevin Griffin’s “Omey Island: Last Man Standing” was released in 2013. Rhiannon also curates exhibitions, and collaborates with artists wishing to develop their projects for exhibition. Previous curated exhibitions include Laura Pannack’s Young British Naturists, Kevin Griffin’s Omey Island, and Robert Wilson’s Helmand Return.

In 2015, with the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign and the Journey of a Lifetime grant from the BBC and Royal Geographical Society, she was able to travel to remote Pitcairn Island, Britain’s last remaining overseas territory in the Pacific, to create a body of work exploring the fragility of this unique place and its people. Home to just 42 residents, it is officially the worl’s least populous country. Pitcairn is also one of the world’s most difficult places to reach, and the people are notoriously unwelcoming to outsiders following the sexual abuse trials that took place on the island a decade ago. Rhiannon lived on Pitcairn for 3 months in 2015, and created a Radio documentary for BBC Radio 4 (available on iPlayer here: Rhiannon’s Pitcairn pictures have not yet been shown to the public, so this is a first glimpse at the project.

After many years of leading instant photography workshops, Rhiannon’s guide to creative techniques with instant photography will be published by Thames and Hudson in 2017.

Rhiannon was born in Co. Cork, Ireland. She was educated at Central Saint Martins college of Art and Design (London), and at the University of Cambridge.


Sun June 19th, 2016 – 4pm

The Eranda Studio at The Photographers’ Gallery, London



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  1. Pingback: The School of Miniclick – June 17th to 19th | The Miniclick Photo Talks

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