A final word on LOOK17 from Curator Ying Kwok, who shares her early thoughts behind the theme and approach to this year’s festival, based on an international exchange between Liverpool and Hong Kong, and photography’s development on the web as a medium of social exchange. I am a freelance curator based in Hong Kong, I used […]Read more "LOOK17/ Photography as Social Exchange"
During the festival a number of smaller projects unfolded which discussed the themes in more detail and which used social media and shared social space as places to consider urbanisation and exchange in relation to photography and its instant dissemination. About the Size of Dartford RIBA Photographer Virgile Simon Bertrand and Curator Davina Lee […]Read more "LOOK17 Highlights / Special Projects"
Continuing our series on highlights from LOOK17, we take a look at the series of opportunities that were aimed at photographers to enable showcasing opportunities and advice and support in developing your career, through networking, lab events, portfolio reviews and open calls – here’s a round up… Image courtesy Rob Battersby Festival Hub LOOK has always had […]Read more "LOOK17 Highlights / Opportunities for Photographers"
Looking back at some of this year’s festival highlights. Curated by Ying Kwok, the exhibitions for LOOK17 focused on photography as a medium of exchange, enabling cross cultural conversations between people and places. The exhibitions opened up points where this exchange also takes place across time, and the space between public and private worlds, with […]Read more "LOOK17 Highlights: Exhibitions and Exchange (Part 2)"
LOOK17 might be over, but we are enjoying looking back on some of our festival highlights and continuing to hear from the photographers shown. The first of these posts focuses on the exhibitions and exchange. Curated by Ying Kwok in dialogue with curators based in the North West, the exhibitions programme for LOOK17 presented works […]Read more "LOOK17 Highlights: Exhibitions and Exchange (Part 1)"
Adrian Davies’ work reflects on global connectivity. His exhibition at A Small View presents micro and macro visions of Hong Kong – here he talks to LOOK17 about photographing as a returning visitor and the relationship of utopian city skyline images to those captured on the ground. The work was made during a number of […]Read more "LOOK17 / Adrian Davies"
This year, LOOK/17 has worked with two media partners, British Journal of Photography and The Skinny. Here, PR consultant for the festival, Laura Brown, reflects on why media partnerships are becoming more important. PR is all about reaching audiences. Talking to journalists and understanding media landscapes is one facet of it, but fundamentally, PR lets […]Read more "Why Media Partnerships Work"
Ho Fan ( 1931-2016 ) is considered the ‘grandfather of Chinese photography’. His work on show at Museum of Liverpool depicts life in Hong Kong during the 1950 and 60s in modernist images where the subject comes together with form and light and shade to create his ‘decisive moment’ – here, photographer Adam Lee […]Read more "Ho Fan and the Decisive Moment"
Since 2014, photographer and curator Sian Bonnell has taken ‘Beyond the Camera’, an annual show of UK graduate work to Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP) – China’s oldest and largest photography festival. Last year she showed the work of 86 young photographers and is currently planning the fourth year. She talks to us about her […]Read more "LOOK17: Sian Bonnell / Beyond the Camera"
I have been working with Sheffield’s Chinese community since 2012, at that time I did a project called 游子, The Wanderers, with Chinese international students at The University of Sheffield. It was more of a multimedia project – I created a series of photos and made five short films and we had an exhibition which […]Read more "LOOK17: Gemma Thorpe"