LOOK/17 curator Ying Kwok captures the thoughts behind her selection for this year’s festival, based on an exchange between Liverpool and Hong Kong, where she is currently based. Image credit: Wobik WONG, Skating, 1997 Photography captures a moment in history, a particular second in time. We are living in a time that is […]Read more "LOOK/17: Ying Kwok / Universal Reality"
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, […]Read more "LOOK/17 Launch Press Release"
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 […]Read more "LOOK/17: OPEN CALL"
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 […]Read more "A response to: The State of News Photography (a University of Oxford and Reuters paper)"
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. […]Read more "Cycles and processes"
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 […]Read more "With Jona Frank"
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 […]Read more "CASEY ORR: LIVERPOOL SATURDAY GIRL"