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Photography Ireland and the photobook: A one day symposium

Event Name Photography Ireland and the photobook: A one day symposium
Start Date 14th Oct 2016 10:00am
End Date 14th Oct 2016 5:00pm
Duration 7 hours

A day of presentations and discussions around the theme of Ireland, photography and the photobook. The day will be a celebration of photography and the book form and is an opportunity to hear some important international photographers who have made photobooks in Ireland talk about their processes and achievements.

It will also introduce some emerging photographers who’ve recently published their first books to wide acclaim and acknowledge the growing significance of the area in contemporary visual culture. Speakers to include Bertien Van Manen, Krass Clement, Martin Parr, Bill Kirk and Frankie Quinn, Jose Luis Neves, Mary Hamill, Jan McCullough and others to be announced. A final schedule will be confirmed in late September.

The day has been organised by Belfast School of Art in collaboration with Belfast Exposed Gallery. Belfast Exposed will be showcasing books made by those photographers presenting at the event along with recent publications made by the next generation of photographers in Ireland.

The day will be of interest to photographers, artists, students, cultural historians, researchers and all those interested in the medium and of photography, publishing and its place within creative visual culture today.