Join us for the 10th edition of Photo Scratch!
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Sharing work-in-progress will be:
Heather Agyepong – www.heatheragyepong.com
Lewis Bush – www.lewisbush.com
Scarlett O’Flaherty – www.scarlettoflaherty.com
Noela Roibás – www.noelaroibas.com
Peter Spurgeon – www.peterspurgeon.photo
Nick St Oegger – www.stoeggerphotography.com
Mariya Ustymenko & Che Kevlin – www.timeframearts.com
Post updated 24.06.17
Kevin Percival has shared work at Photo Scratch in January 2017 and July 2016. Very happy to share the news that Kev has an exhibition in Ullapool in Scotland!
He is also raising funding to publish a book of this work. Have a look and support if you can! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kevpphoto/tanera-ar-duthaich-a-photobook-about-a-scottish-is
Tanera (Ar Dùthaich) focuses on a tiny island off the west coast of Scotland, where I lived and worked for several years. The island had a very small population when I lived there, but has a particularly interesting and close relationship with the local mainland communities. Many have lived or worked on the island, on the fish farm in the bay, fishing or running tours in the waters around the Summer Isles archipelago. As such Tanera occupies a specific place in hearts, minds and mythologies of the local people. The photographs are a ‘portrait of place’, shown through the people and the marks and effects they have on the landscape around them. Given the island’s small size, these traces often exist together, in close proximity, so you can see the effects of families living on the land 200 years ago, right next to what is happening today. Visually I wanted to acknowledge the romanticism of the Scottish wilderness, but contrast that with modernity- emphasising that this is a current workplace and home. Rural populations in Britain seem under-represented, both politically and photographically, and I wanted to present a project which encourages conversation around rural living and issues.
Given the current divisions within the UK, I hope projects like this can find a new role in reminding us of both our differences and similarities. Ultimately seeing each-other, and how we live is the first step towards generating a better understanding.
Our friends and kindred spirits at Photo Forum are doing a folio review night. If you haven’t already made it to a Photo Forum, they are free talks from professional photographers on a monthly basis in East London, at The Print Space. They are always brilliant nights and free for all to attend. News of their Photo Forum Folio Social at the Reliance Pub on Old Street:
The Folio Social
Friday 23rd June, reviews 4-7pm followed by drinks until late.
The Reliance Pub, 336 Old St, EC1V 9DR
Our first ‘Folio Social’ is a chance to gain feedback on your work and get to know fellow Photo-Forum audience members. You are invited to bring portfolios, projects or work in progress to share one to one with peers, to get and give constructive feedback and to share ideas. Reviews will rotate every 20 minutes and there will be a few past speakers on hand to give ‘expert’ opinions on your work. All are welcome, bring a lot of work, a little or just bring yourself.
You are welcome to present your work in any format but we encourage the use of work prints rather than digital images if you are looking for help with sequencing or editing.
Let us know if you will be there by commenting with links to your work on the Facebook event
We’re always delighted to share news of photographers work being seen in the wider world. Hugh showed work in Photo Scratch in January 2017. His recent work in Japan has been features on the BBC In Pictures.
See the story here.
Exciting news from Susana who shared work at Photo Scratch back in September 2016.
Territorios, Jigsaw. PhotoEspaña, Madrid (SPAIN). June, 2017
The project I showed in September during the fifth edition of Photo Scratch on 12th September, 2016 is selected to take part in Portafolios Photo España in Madrid from 29th May to 2nd June.
Nightmare, Empire II, Venice Biennale, May – November 2017
Nightmare is an audiovisual work I am going to take part with in Empire II, a group show during the 57th edition of the Venice Biennial. In this video I reflect about enoclophobia or social phobia, that is emphasised with the frenzied way of life that increases day to day.
EMPIRE II @ La Biennale di Venezia 2017
Castello 1610/A Riva Dei Sette Martiri Venezia 30122
Exhibition Runs: 13th May – 26th November 2017
Open daily: Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 7pm
Invisible people, Almería (SPAIN).
Here’s a word from Susana on when she shared work at Photo Scratch last year:
It was a fantastic opportunity to display and show my work: Territorios during Photo Scratch. It was a great opportunity to have some feedback from other artists and also it is so great to show your work and observe the public’s reaction, talk to them, listen to their opinion. Sometimes when we are working we forget to stop, have a step back and look, and these initiatives are good to take a break and rethink before continuing working.
Andreea shared her work with the Photo Scratch audience in the April 2017 edition. We’re delighted to hear that she will have work at a pop-up show in Camden later this month.
21st of July from 6pm-8pm at Camden Image Gallery.
Elena and Leonidas shared their evolving project about fracking Persephone’s Nightmare, at the April 2017 edition of Photo Scratch.
Persephone’s Nightmare investigates how hydraulic fracturing is short fracking, which is a drilling process used for extracting natural gas and oil from shale rocks by injecting into the Earth a high pressure mixture of water, sand and chemicals, which forms and changes the landscape and local communities around Fracking sites in the UK. By burying the images in the ground around fracking sites we attempt to create corrosion on the images proportionate to the environmental destruction caused by Fracking.
Working on a long-term project is a lonely process and quite often makes you feel insecure whether to follow one direction or the other. Photo Scratch is a great opportunity to re-think and re-evaluate your goals while making you articulate what exactly you are doing in front of an audience who is willing to give you feedback and ideas.
An amazing night full of people who are interested in what you are doing and enthusiastic in sharing their thinking on photography, documentary and art.
It is what all photographers need: critical insight int our work! It’s definitely worth it!
Connect with Elena and Leonidas:
fcebook: Kollatou Toumpanos Elena Leonidas