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Calvert 22 Foundation New East Photo Weekend

Friday 2 December 2016 4pm – 8pm
Saturday 3 December 2016 12pm – 9pm

The New East Photo Weekend brings together leading photographers, artists and curators to share their experience and ideas with emerging practitioners. Spread over two days and open to photographers of all ages keen to develop their practice, the programme will cover the essential steps to becoming an independent member of the professional photographic community.

The weekend complements the 2016 New East Photo Prize Exhibition in championing excellence in photography from across Eastern Europe and will feature a packed schedule of panel discussions, one-on-one portfolio reviews and print swaps.

The programme is aimed at photographers wanting to develop core professional photography skills with practical insight about contemporary photography in a rapidly changing industry, network with like-minded people and gain practical advice from international industry experts. A series of masterclasses delivered by leading experts in the field will look at both the creative and commercial aspects of a photographer’s work in an increasingly competitive environment.

The events will be led by industry experts and judges of the New East Photo Prize including photographers Donald Weber and Alexander Gronsky; Roger Tooth, Head of Photography at the Guardian; artist Taus Makchacheva; and Kate Bush, Head of Photography at the Science Museum’s Media Space.

MASTERCLASS PROGRAMME, to include the following:

  • How to Avoid Stereotypes, with Donald Weber

Two times World Press Photo Contest winner Donald Weber will share his experience of dealing with tropes in storytelling and his approach to creating work that avoids cliché.

Donald Weber – photographer, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lange-Taylor Prize and two World Press Photo Contest awards. Prior to working in photography, Donald Weber originally trained as an architect and worked with Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Weber is the author of three photography books, including Interrogations, about post-Soviet authority in Ukraine and Russia, which was selected for inclusion in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger’s seminal The Photobook: A History, Volume III.

  • What Does it Mean to be a Photojournalist Today, with Roger Tooth

Roger Tooth, Photo editor of the Guardian and Observer, will look at how photojournalism has developing in recent years and how new technologies are affecting the work of the photo desk at the Guardian.

Roger Tooth – Head of Photography at the Guardian and Observer. Roger Tooth studied photography at the Regent Street School of Photography in the early 1970s and joined the Guardian in 1988. In 2001 Roger became Head of Photography at the Guardian, and in 2008 he took up his current position as Head of Photography for the Guardian, Observer and guardian.co.uk. In 2010, Roger edited Eyewitness Decade, published by Guardian Books.

  • How to find a Balance Between Art and Society in Documentary Photography, with Alexander Gronsky

Critically-acclaimed photographer Alexander Gronsky will tackle the most challenging question that every documentary maker faces: what artistic methods to choose to develop an impactful social statement?

Alexander Gronsky – Landscape photographer, recipient of the Aperture Portfolio Prize and the World Press Photo 3rd place award for Daily Life stories. Currently based in Riga, Latvia, Alexander is known for his photographs of Russian landscapes, which have been showcased in solo exhibitions internationally and been published in his book, Pastoral. Alexander’s works have also been published in numerous international newspapers and magazines such as The Sunday Times, Esquire, Le Monde, Vanity Fair and Der Spiegel.

  • How to Create a Multimedia Installation, with Taus Makhacheva

Artist Taus Makhacheva will take you through the step-by-step process of conceiving, researching and producing an award-winning artwork.

Taus Makhacheva – artist, winner of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art Foundation Prize. Taus was born in 1983 in Moscow and lives and works in Makhachkala, Dagestan, and Moscow. She holds a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London, and an MA from the Royal College of Art, London. In 2014, Taus Makhacheva won the Future of Europe prize at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, and in 2012 she received the Innovation Prize, the Russian state award for contemporary art in Moscow, in the ‘New Generation’ category, for her project The Fast and The Furious.

  • How to Produce your own Photobook, with Lola Paprocka

Palm* publishing house founder Lola Paprocka will explain how to turn a personal photo project into a publishable book.

Lola Paprocka – a London-based photographer, curator, publisher and art director. Originally from Poland, she moved to London 13 years ago. She mainly works with medium format and occasionally 35mm. Lola’s inspirations come mainly from brutalist architecture, nature and portraiture. She is a founder of Palm Studios, a platform that promotes photographers, produces exhibitions and has its own publishing house called Palm*. Lola has exhibited globally in various group shows and photography festivals, as well as curating the Independent Photography Festival in London and many book launches and solo exhibitions.

  • How to prepare for a Portfolio Review, with Steve Macleod

Metro Imaging Director Steve Macleod will give key tips on how to prepare your portfolio before you have it reviewed. This workshop is essential for emerging photographers keen to develop their practice critically or trying to secure exhibitions.

Steve Macleod – Creative Director for Metro Imaging in London. Steve has been at the forefront of photographic imaging for over twenty years, collaborating with a vast network of clients, and developing new and innovative photographic printing practices. In 2004 he was awarded a fellowship of the RSA for his commitment to the industry. He is a practicing photographer who both curates and exhibits work internationally. Steve is an Associate Professor at AUD in UAE, a life member of the Frontline Club and a Photovoice Ambassador.

Additional speakers include:

Kate Bush – Head of Photography at Media Space/Science Museum and the National Media Museum, former Head of Arts Galleries at the Barbican.

Marina Paulenka – Curator, founder of an influential Organ Vida festival in Zagreb, Croatia.

Ekow Eshun – Award-winning journalist and broadcaster. Creative Director of Calvert 22 Foundation, former director of the ICA London.

Olga Osipova – Editor-in-chief of Bird in Flight– an international magazine about photography and visual culture.

Michał Sierakowski – Award-winning Polish photographer born in 1992, based in Warsaw, and a student at the University of Arts in Poznań, Poland. His work is highly influenced by and based upon the tradition of American documentary and landscape photography, Dusseldorf school and deadpan movement.

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The New East Photo Prize Weekend will equip emerging artists with the skills needed to become professional practitioners and the chance to speak critically about their practice. Throughout the weekend, you will have the opportunity to submit a body of work or small portfolio to be reviewed by experts such as Ekow Eshun, Roger Tooth, Kate Bush or Donald Weber. Places for portfolio reviews are limited and will last about 15 minutes each. You will receive an email with instructions for booking your place nearer the time of the event.


by Metro Imaging x Calvert 22

The premise is simple: bring an image, then swap it with another photographer! To enter the Print Swap Tombola, use an existing print of one of your photos or print one no larger than 16”x12” at metro-print.co.uk with the code [CALVERT22] to get 20% off. Bring the print with you on Saturday 3 December and when you arrive you will be given a raffle ticket. Names will be pulled out of a hat two at a time and the chosen pairs will swap photographs. The Print Swap Tombola is an ideal opportunity for photographers at any level to exchange work, share ideas and engage in a critical discussion about image-making practices.

For further updates on the programme please visit calvert22.org/events/new-east-photo-weekend 

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