Title: Photography is Dead……The Debate
Date: Thursday 30th July 2009
Time: Starts at 1pm
Venue: Luna Suite, Radisson Hotel,12 Holloway Circus B1 1BT
Tel: 0044 (0)121 773 7889
Price: £15.00 each
Chairing will be Stephen Mayes, Image Future Forecaster and Managing Director of VII photo agency.
The other panel members will be:
Alison Nordstrom, Curator of Photographs at George Eastman House;
Jon Levy , publisher , Foto8;
MaryAnn Camilleri ,Magenta Publishing for the Arts;
John Cross ,Peter Bailey Company, Photographer & Digital Artist Agents
Brian Griffin, photographer extraordinaire.
This year we decided to mix things up a bit and instead of having a seminar, we are going to have a debate. Rhubarb have lined up a panel of industry virtuosos, to confute the statement ‘Photography is dead……’
Audience participation will be the driving force behind this event. We want you to line up questions and theories and to quiz the panel about the statement.
We all know how technologies have changed the way we work today, but what exactly is Photography evolving into? Is it a propagandist tool used beside words in the media? Or merely a form of digital illustration? What are the hidden agendas? Is our consciousness deceived by the imagery we see before us in our everyday lives? Have technologies opened a world up to non-professionals, that now threaten the industry with sub standard images and information, or does it simply make photography more democratic? Does technology allow things to be meddled with too easily, or has technology given us more tools to open our minds to an all new types of art and so therefore create new realities? Is copyright now completely undermined? Has playfulness with imagery enhanced or destroyed truths, beliefs and practices? Is seeing, still believing? Has photography lost its soul?
These and more are the contentions we want to explore. These are just some suggestions, of course, as its you who will help drive this debate.
We wanted to get a balanced point of view and hope that the panel reflect this.
To book your place please click on the link below to pay. Rhubarb will then contact you to confirm your place.
Thanks, and remember to have at least 2 questions lined up for the panel!