EXHIBITION, WORKSHOP & TALKS
August 2nd – September 4th, 2018, The Middle of Somewhere is being exhibited at Centro Cultural el mas acá, Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of Festival de la Luz, the biggest event of its kind in Latin America, with exhibitions of national and foreign artists in museums, cultural centers, and art spaces across Argentina.
WORKSHOP: The Photobook Process – Case Study: ‘The Middle of Somewhere’
ESCUELA ARGENTINA DE FOTOGRAFIA
It was a pleasure to be hosted by Escuela Argentina de Fotografia. My workshop was about the process of making photobooks, dummies, edit books and journals. Including a deconstruction of the 9 months process of making The Middle of Somewhere. It’s very rewarding when the students are so engaged and enthusiastic. Thanks for having me!
TALKS: From London to the Bush
In conjunction with my exhibition and workshop i also gave two talks. Firstly ‘From London to the Bush’ looking at my life journey and career in photography at Centro Cultural el mas acá. Secondly, Professor Jose Nuno of the National University of Tucumán, invited me to talk with his 2nd year degree students about my career experiences and working process.
Prof. Jose Nuno of National University of Tucumán introducing me to his 2nd year degree students
It was a real treat to be invited to Lecce in southern Italy for Bitume Photofest, where I exhibited ‘The Middle of Somewhere’ and ran a workshop.
The drive from the airport set the scene nicely, olive trees as far as the eye could see, deep blue sky and the hot, sweet scented Mediterranean air…
Arriving in Lecce was impressive; nicknamed “The Florence of the South” due to the large amount of Baroque architecture spread across the city, it made for a wonderful and very unique location for a photography festival.
The Middle of Somewhere
exhibited in the charming Corte dei Mesagnesi
One very nice aspect of Bitume Photofest was no doubt the great use of outdoor installations, all in extremely impressive historical locations, allowing for the public to engage with the work whilst immersing themselves in the relaxed splendor of Lecce. Where most festivals are over saturated with content, I really enjoyed the intimacy of Bitume, allowing for meaningful exchanges with some special people and the time to actually absorb and engage with the work on show.
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It’s always nice to go back to Auckland where i was invited to attended the Auckland Festival of Photography in June..
It was an action packed week for me, reviewing portfolios, running a two-day workshop, as well as presenting a talk about my book The Middle of Somewhere. There was also a diverse range of exhibitions to check out, with openings to attend and lots of friendly people to meet.
Here are just a few highlights:
HOME, curated by Simone Douglas was a series of exhibitions at the impressive Silo 6 (disused silos, now heritage protected and making a fantastic space for exhibiting photography). HOME featured work by Anna Carey, Arthur Ou, Ian Strange, Shan Turner-Carroll and Lin & Lam
HOME at Silo 6