Category: News

Call for Creative Works and Papers – The Disrupted Journal of Media Practice

Although media practice as a field and community embraces a plurality of media, the materiality of its scholarly forms of production and communication remain predominantly text-based. How then, can a journal of media practice (JMP) extend from a speculative focus on what media practice as research could be, to an exploration of the alternative forms of communication and circulation it could enable?… Read more →

Guest editing the ‘disrupted’ Journal of Media Practice

I have been invited to guest-edit the Journal of Media Practice. This special edition called, The Disrupted Journal of Media Practice will provide an exploratory platform to expand and build upon some of the ideas I discussed, together with my colleagues Professor Gary Hall and Dr Shaun Hides, in the interview “Open to Disruption: Education and ‘either/and’ Media Practice“ with the… Read more →

Photomediations Open Call for Creative Works

Photomediations: an open book from Ross Varney on Vimeo. The editors of Photomediations: An Open Book are working with the Europeana Space Best Practice Network to curate an exhibition (both online and physical), and are calling out to the photographic community to submit works for consideration. We are looking for still and/or moving image works (as well as post-digital collages,… Read more →

Becoming a Trustee

Nearly a year ago I was approached by Brett Rogers, Director at The Photographers’ Gallery to see if I would interested in becoming a Trustee at the Gallery. Well an inordinate amount of coffees and wonderful meetings later with Brett, Scott Mead (Chair), Diana Donovan (yes that right Terence’s wife), Melanie Manchot (artist) and Michael Mack (Mack Books) I was… Read more →

National Photography Symposium features NEWFOTOSCAPES

12 – 14 June 2014, Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2ND, United Kingdom The National Photography Symposium explores the most critical and talked-about subjects for photography and photographers. Top experts, thinkers and commentators offer the most interesting perspectives on what’s happening now and next in photography, as it affects anyone working in the medium. This year’s… Read more →

Upcoming talk: All About Imaging: Transactions

Next week I’ll be discussing the NEWFOTOSCAPES research partnership at the All About Imaging: Transactions symposium in London. There is a great line up of speakers including Oliver Grau, David Bate, Joanna Zylinska and many others. Further information and details for registering are below; All About Imaging: Transactions 22 May 2014 – 23 May 2014 University of Westminster Harrow Campus… Read more →

NEWFOTOSCAPES Book Launch and Panel Discussion

We are delighted to invite you to the book launch and panel discussion on NEWFOTOSCAPES on Tuesday 29 April 2014 7.00-8.30pm The Library of Birmingham. (Invitation only – please rsvp by 22 April to hello@grainphotographyhub.co.uk) NEWFOTOSCAPES seeks to navigate the evolving topography surrounding the image in the twenty-first century, offering a focused eye on the contemporary creative author-curator and image-maker… Read more →