The State of Photography : National Symposium, 21st April, Birmingham City University

The State of Photography

National Symposium

*Fully Booked* Email to be added to the waiting list

21st April | 9:30 am – 17:30 pm
Birmingham City University
£25 – £30 | Book here

The State of Photography will consider, explore, debate and review how photographers and photography practice responds and develops in this time of uncertainty and injustice.  For the first time in four years we meet in person at this national symposium to hear from those who are creating new discourse and criticality as they look at the world today exploring life, love, home, land, and identity.  We consider how the current volatile and more accelerated circumstances impact on photographer’s projects, on how we care and change, and how we are presented with an opportunity to grow and be inspired.

We invite acclaimed and outstanding photographers and guests to join us to discuss what this rethinking looks like during this unsettling time.  What does the world look like to photographers?  Each have different approaches as we hear from those whose work is based on their own lived experience, who in a more closed and divided world have looked inside and at themselves as a starting point, putting their own experience and context front and central.
The role of photography is changing and caring, as experience, collaboration and social responsibility become the focus.  Photography can impart the greatest truth of our times and sheds light on injustices, inequality and other aspects of our lives and society.   It seems today –more essential than ever to explore the role that photography can play.

During the national symposium we will hear from the perspective of those who share our concerns about the present and offer a diverse range of practices, experiences and stories that shed light on our unsettling world. 

Speakers Include:


  • Concession: £25
  • Standard: £30
    *Please note prices include tea/coffee at registration but do not include lunch.

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