Opens12 Mar 2024
Ends13 Mar 2024
- Location Brighton, United Kingdom
Photoworks is thrilled to share the full programme of talks and activities taking place 12 and 13 March at Fabrica, in Brighton, UK.
Photoworks Summit is the place for photographers, creatives and arts professionals to gather and explore ‘The Thing’ about photography; from festivals to photobooks and across creative and professional practices. Featuring two days of presentations, performances, round tables and practical sessions, the Photoworks Summit is an opportunity to meet, exchange and collaborate.
The event kicks off with the opening of doors at 11:00 am, setting the stage for a series of engaging discussions and presentations. One of the highlights of the day is the sessions titled The Thing where experts such as Diane Smyth, Ben Burbridge, Jermaine Francis, Eugenie Shinkle, Diane Smyth, Siobhan Warrington, and Jess Crombie will share their insights and perspectives on photography. The discourse then shifts to the future landscape of photo festivals, with discussions led by industry stalwarts Louise Fedotov-Clements, Maria Teresa Salvati, and Helen Starr. This exploration continues with insights from Julia Bunnemann and Monica Allende, offering valuable perspectives on the evolving nature of photo festivals in contemporary times. As the day draws to a close, the festivities continue into the evening with a poetry performance by AFLO the Poet, Noah Martin, and Erin James, accompanied by the pulsating beats of DJ Matthew Arthur Williams.
On the second day doors open at 10:00 am, welcoming participants to another day of exploration and discourse within the realm of photography. Attendees are invited to engage in a titled A Guide to Consuming Festivals Without Being Devoured led by Ashokkumar Mistry, Anna Farley, Sonia Boué, Ngozi Ugochukwu, and Gabrielle de la Puente. Plus, participants have the opportunity to partake in open-access peer-to-peer round tables, featuring special guests. In addition, the Photo Book Club convenes, bringing together Tamsin Green, Sayako Sugawara, Jane & Jeremy, Julia Bunnemann, Matthew Arthur Williams, Diane Smyth, and David O'Mara.
Throughout both days delegates will be able to explore installations of two Photoworks Festival in a Box editions, print sales, interactive making and ideas, a photobook reading room by The Sustainable Photobook Publishing Network and independent publishers Jane & Jeremy curate a photobook exhibition of indie books and contemporary publishers.