LOOK/17: Open Call Selection

In January we launched an open call for work relating to China or Urbanism. We are delighted to announce the 20 selected photographers who have been invited to show their work during the festival.   Adrian Davies Carlton Douglas Watt James H Bollen Bertha Wang Alec Aarons Shira Gutgold Jon Wyatt Gemma Thorpe Jasmin Chong Kate […]

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Hong Kong based artist Luke Ching has transformed a newly refurbished room in Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel into a giant pinhole camera, capturing the historic dock area in transformation. Open Eye Gallery Curator Thomas Dukes speaks to us about the project so far… L:  Luke Ching has just spent three weeks in Liverpool working on the project […]

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LOOK/17: Yan Preston

Yan Preston talks to us about photographing Chinese students in local landscapes to explore past and present mythologies, in a new commission by Open Eye Gallery for LOOK/17 In a nutshell, the aim is to provide an update of the image of contemporary Chinese residents in Liverpool. But that’s easily said. Liverpool has the oldest […]

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LOOK/17 Launch Press Release

LOOK/17: Liverpool International Photography Festival 7th April – 14th May 2017 Cities of Exchange: Liverpool/ Hong Kong LOOK/17, Liverpool’s biennial International Photography Festival returns this spring, in its tenth year, exploring Cities of Exchange. Twinning Liverpool and Hong Kong, with artists from both countries responding to their city of exchange, examining various themes including urbanism, […]

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LOOK/17 presents a unique opportunity for trans-global sharing of images and ideas. Working with Hong Kong based curator Ying Kwok, the festival will focus on exchange with China, welcoming Chinese photographers and exploring images taken in Hong Kong and Liverpool – cities with a long history of exchange. The festival will consider how we use […]

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A response to: The State of News Photography (a University of Oxford and Reuters paper)

Late last year, LOOK came across ‘The State of News Photography‘, a research paper from University of Oxford and Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and supported by the World Press Photo. The report considers the work of photojournalists today and details how they are faring, offering a treatise on today’s photo-journalism practice and […]

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