From the Inside – John Myers and Jim Mortram in conversation with Karen Newman
25th November 2013
Entry: £3.00 / £2.00
As spaces are limited, please make your booking via mac birmingham’s website.
Some Cities is creating a range of opportunities for everyone to engage with photography, in order to develop an interactive photographic archive of Birmingham, made by the people who live, work and visit the city.
As part of our program of activities, Some Cities is pleased to announce the first of our talks program at mac birmingham. The talks aim to examine and explore a range of issues central to contemporary photographic practice, through examinations of the work, methodologies and strategies of individual photographers.
The first talk will examine the relationship between the photographer and the communities who allow them to document their lives. The talk will be chaired by Karen Newman, former curator at the Open Eye Gallery and research fellow (digital media) at CoventryUniversity.
John Myers and Jim Mortram are photographers who have chosen to intimately observe and chronicle the lives of people who live in the same communities as themselves.
John Myers photographed people who lived within walking distance of his own home. His work (Middle England 1970-74), becoming an archiving of the common place and the everyday; one that sought to reflect upon how we are as equally shaped by our communities as much as we shape them.
For the past three years, Jim Mortram has intimately photographed the lives of people within the same three-mile radius of his hometown, Dereham in East Anglia for his project, small town inertia.
In 2013 the British Journal of Photography included Mortram in its list of 20 world photographers to watch.
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