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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Cycles and processes

Months have fallen off the calendar since LOOK/15 attacked our senses and consciousness with an array of local and international work. Now, having moved forward through the year with shifts in focus and energy, seems a good moment to reflect on the festival and explore a recurring point in my experiences of the two weeks. […]

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With Jona Frank

Swaying a little, I quickly caught my balance and centred myself. The rickety ladder settled with purpose as I held up a large photograph for Jona Frank to see. “Is it straight, Jona?” I was here to interview Jona Frank  for LOOK/15 at her exhibition at the WARP in Liverpool, but had also offered to help her […]

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Watching Casey Orr work on her Liverpool Saturday Girl project was inspirational to say the least, and I quickly became infatuated. I was fascinated by her ability to coax the inner goddess out of each woman who dared to step in front of the camera. She helped them relax, brought their personality out and captured their beauty. Her portraits are a celebration […]