Online Photo Café
Photo Café is an informal discussion and meeting place, an event that invites speakers and participants to discuss ideas, debate topics around contemporary photography issues and network with others. The event is for photographers, artists with a photographic practice, students and general public with an interest in the subject.
Photo Café will feature photographers and artists talking about their work, ideas, audiences and engagement. Our programme of talks and conversations take place on line, via Zoom, you can book your free place via the links below, an email with the link to join the Zoom meeting will be sent out to attendees prior to the talks taking place.
Photo Café with Natalie Willatt & Tim Mills
6th October, 6PM, Zoom
Book a free ticket here
The photographers will speak about their residencies as part of Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zones project.
Natalie Willatt and Tim Mills were selected for photographic residencies as part of Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zones project, in Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent and Coventry respectively.
During this Photo Caf´e event they will share their research, plans and ideas developed so far as part of their residencies and also previous projects.
Natalie Willatt is a socially engaged photographer and arts facilitator based in Stoke-on-Trent. Her practice focusses on making work both with and about the residents that populate her hometown. Since graduating from Leeds Arts Universities with a degree in Photography, she has spent the last five years working alongside communities across the six towns that make up her home city to explore commonly held notions of life in post-industrial towns and to empower people to use creative practices to tell their own stories.
Tim Mills is a photographic practitioner and curator based in Birmingham.
He uses photography and reappropriated archive material to explore and engage with communities and place. His work is often presented as installations within public contexts and outdoor locations.
Tim holds an MA with distinction in Photography from Plymouth University and a BA with first-class honours in Photography from the Falmouth College of Art.
He has previously worked at Magnum Photos New York; The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto; The Atlantic Project – a pilot for an international festival of contemporary art in the South West of England; and as a curator within the contemporary art team at The Box Plymouth.
Past Photo Café speakers include; Clare Hewitt, Laura Dicken, Elisa Moris Vai, Lesia Maruschak, Vera Hadzhiyska, Richard Mark Rawlins, Chris Hoare, Kirsty Mackay, Ania Ready, Gianluca Urdioz, Holly Houlton, Paul Romans, Tommy Sussex, Exposure Photography Festival, Emma Palm, Louie Villanueva, Angela Boehm, Dona Schwartz, The Other, Kelly O’Brien, Joanne Coates, Maryam Wahid, Camilla Brown, East Meets West, Multistory, Emma Chetcuti, Jaskirt Boora, Jagdish Patel, Liz Wewiora, Anthony Luvera, Rachel Barker, Sam Ivin, Mark Murphy, Andy Pilsbury, Nilupa Yasmin, Emma Case, Rob Hewitt, Living Memory Project, Geoff Broadway, Adam Neal, Emily Jones, Andrew Jackson, Atillio Fiumarella, Max Kandhola, Faye Claridge, Tom Hicks, Charisse Kenion, Gunhild Thomson, Marcus Thurman, James Abelson, Leanne O’Connor, Lucy Turner, Leah Hickey, Laura Chen, Amanda Holdom, Tia Lloyd, Anand Chhabra, Beth Kane, Chris Neophytou, Jonny Bark, Fraser McGee, Peta Murphy, Red Eye, Duck Rabbit, Lilly Wales, Matthew Finn, Walter Rothwell, Richard Lambert, Anneka French, Caroline Molloy, Tarla Patel and Mark Wright.