The Photography Show 2018

 

Super Stage

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 Zenfolio

Featuring some of the greatest minds in photography, renowned for their stunning, revolutionary and thought provoking images across the world, this year's Super Stage speakers shared details surrounding their careers, the challenges they face and some of their most famous images. 

Saturday, 18 March

Louis Cole 11:00

The power of social photography

Louis ColeLouis Cole has a huge social media community around his adventures as 'Fun For Louis', with over 1.4m followers on Instagram and even more on his YouTube channel. More recently, he has founded Live The Adventure - an online collective of other travel influencers. During his session, Louis explored the part photography plays building a social media community, described his journey to becoming a social media influencer, and gave insight into how all of the elements work together; as well as examining overall why social media can be so important for photographers.

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Albert Watson 13:00 

A lifetime of images

Albert WatsonThis was the chance to hear from one of the most prolific, versatile and sought-after photographers of our time. Albert Watson talked us through his career, from 1970 to date, and his unparalleled body of work, ranging from art to fashion to commercial photography. Albert's varied, powerful images and stunning hand-made prints are featured in galleries and museums the world over. Beauty shots of Kate Moss, still-life photos of Tutankhamen artefacts, portraits of Alfred Hitchcock and Steve Jobs to name but a few - this talk explored Albert's unique visual language, the stories behind the images, and was as expected, a memorable experience.


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Alex Webb 15:00

Many streets

Alex WebbBest known for his colourful street photography, Alex Webb is intrigued by the complexity of the world – something that reflects in the many layers of his work. First joining Magnum Photos as an associate member in 1976, Alex started out in black and white. Documenting the intensity of life on the street in places such as Mexico and Haiti prompted a move to colour, to express the colour he saw embedded in the those cultures. Alex discussed his work and the spontaneous, often subconscious way he uses his camera, and also explored how photographs can capture the richness and texture of the environment around us.   

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Sunday, 19 March

Albert Watson 11:00 - £10

A lifetime of images

Albert WatsonThis was the chance to hear from one of the most prolific, versatile and sought-after photographers of our time. Albert Watson talked us through his career, from 1970 to date, and his unparalleled body of work, ranging from art to fashion to commercial photography. Albert's varied, powerful images and stunning hand-made prints are featured in galleries and museums the world over. Beauty shots of Kate Moss, still-life photos of Tutankhamen artefacts, portraits of Alfred Hitchcock and Steve Jobs to name but a few - this talk explored Albert's unique visual language, the stories behind the images, and was as expected, a memorable experience.


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Jill Furmanovsky 13:00 - £10

My rock and roll career

Jill FurmanovskyWhat's it like to photograph some of the biggest names in rock music? From hanging around outside Abbey Road studios to catch a glimpse of the Fab Four, to photographing the likes of Blondie, Oasis, Amy Winehouse and Led Zeppelin, Jill's career has seen her capture some of the most legendary artists of the last 40 years - and she is still shooting! Jill shared how her career started and developed, the stories behind her iconic images, backstage anecdotes and insight into the sorts of kit she likes to use - it was a real rock and roll story.

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Frans Lanting 15:00 - £10

Dialogues with nature

Frans LantingFor more than 4 decades, Frans Lanting has documented the natural world to promote understanding about the earth through images that convey a passion for nature and a sense of wonder about our living planet. Lanting shared his work as an ongoing dialogue with nature, and explained how that discourse has been influenced by developments in science and technology, art and literature, and by his own experiences across all seven continents. The talk was based around Lanting's recent Dialogues with Nature exhibition, a major retrospective showcasing images from 5 of his signature projects produced over a period of 40 years.


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Monday, 20 March

Frans Lanting 11:00 - £10

Dialogues with nature

Frans LantingFor more than 4 decades, Frans Lanting has documented the natural world to promote understanding about the earth through images that convey a passion for nature and a sense of wonder about our living planet. Lanting shared his work as an ongoing dialogue with nature, and explained how that discourse has been influenced by developments in science and technology, art and literature, and by his own experiences across all seven continents. The talk was based around Lanting's recent Dialogues with Nature exhibition, a major retrospective showcasing images from 5 of his signature projects produced over a period of 40 years.



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Clive Arrowsmith 13:00 - £10

Technique to emotion

Clive ArrowsmithClive Arrowsmith’s body of work is extensive – spanning fashion, advertising, music and celebrity portraits, including Paul McCartney, Prince Charles, De Beers and Yves Saint Laurent. Clive described the path he takes to produce photographs that draw in the viewer; how he subtly directs his portrait subjects and choreographs his models on fashion shoots. Every detail is accounted for – their facial expressions, hand gestures and all features of the body’s movement until Clive achieves the image he sets out to capture. This talk was fun and fast-paced, with numerous behind the scenes tales of his celebrity adventures. 



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Nadav Kander 15:00 - £10

An interview with Nadav Kander

Nadav KanderFrom fine art exhibitions to international magazines, Nadav Kander’s globally renowned work spans both portraiture and landscape shoots. His huge back-catalogue of photographs, many of which are housed in public collections, include portraits such as the iconic TIME magazine covers featuring Barack Obama and the then President-elect Donald Trump, and his images are always about the 'human condition'. This interview, led by curator Bill Ewing, offered an opportunity to get insight into Nadav's unique career and approach.




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Tuesday, 21 March

Sebastião Salgado 11:00 - £20

A morning with Sebastião Salgado

Sebastiao SalgadoThis rare opportunity to hear from one of the most celebrated and well-respected photographers of our lifetime - the legendary Sebastião Salgado, was incredibly popular. From the gold mines of the Serra Pelada to his explorations of the Amazon, Salgado's vast and distinctive body of work is brimming with political insight, showing nature and humanity's brutality, wonder, hope and beauty. This session celebrated his work and offered the chance to ask questions and learn from a true giant of photography.

 

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RPS
 

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David Alan Harvey 13:00 - £10

Shoot what it feels like

David Alan HarveyHighly sought-after mentor and teacher, Magnum photographer, founder of Burn Magazine and champion of emerging photographers David Alan Harvey began taking photographs at the age of 11. Since then he has shot numerous essays for National Geographic magazine and covered social and cultural issues across the globe. Passionate about encouraging people to explore and push past  their personal obstacles, challenge themselves and put feeling into their images, during his talk, David got the audience thinking in a whole new way about their approach to photography and finding a voice.

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Magnum

 

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Julia Fullerton-Batten 15:00 - £10

A personal story - fine art and controversy

Julia Fullerton-BattenJulia Fullerton-Batten shared her approach to enthralling fine-art photography and how it has developed over the last decade. Discussing several of her projects, Julia delved further into her latest two – 2015’s Feral Children and 2016’s The Act, both of which deal with highly controversial subject matter. How does Julia go about choosing her subjects and what’s involved with putting each project together? Both of these questions were answered in her session.'The Act' is now published in book form and will be available at the show.

 

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