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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 →

Stateside panel on the future of photography education

  2014 SPE National Conference Collaborative Exchanges: Photography in Dialogue Baltimore, Maryland March 6-9, 2014 @ Hilton Baltimore  In an age of interconnectedness, photographers are no longer solitary practitioners peering at the world through the singular eye of the viewfinder. Rather, photography is positioned at the heart of the contemporary art discourse, establishing relationships with a broad array of ideas… Read more →

Already sold out(!?) but you can listen to this (& me) on live stream

Midwest to Midville: repositioning the visual arts in the Midlands Monday 3 February 2014 / 1.00pm — 6.00pm 1-6pm (followed by drinks reception) – Free, booking essential Live online streaming via This is Tomorrow Midwest to Midville is a free symposium, organised by Ikon and Turning Point West Midlands, for visual artists, students and arts professionals.  Looking at the past,… Read more →

Photographers and Photography Audiences

Photographers and Photography Audiences Wednesday 13th November 2013, 1.30pm – 4.30pm The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP https://photographyandphotographyaudiences.eventbrite.com/ In this session we hear from Nicola Shipley co-director of GRAIN – the Photography hub and network for the West Midlands. Having recently conducted the largest ever survey of photographers and audiences for fine art photography, Nicola… Read more →

‘Two Ways of Life’ Symposium and Portfolio Development Day

Image: Oscar Gustave Rejlander “Two Ways of Life” 1857 Coming up next month… Interested in exploring and discussing analogue/digital or ‘post-photography’ then you might find this event interesting? I will talking about some of the ideas and projects that I have had the privilege to work on over the past few years. This is the first time in a while that… Read more →

Adobe Education Summit 2013

Creativity and Expressiveness, Adobe Education Summit, 13-15th October 2013, Barcelona. Jonathan is delighted to announce he will be speaking at next week’s Adobe Education Summit in Barcelona. “The Art School: The only limit when working creatively and commercially is the limits of our imagination!” The presentation advocates for increased creativity when considering our educational habits and practices. This is the… Read more →