Liverpool International Photography festival 2011
is all about ‘call to action’ and is exploring how photography affects social justice.
THE ‘CALL TO ACTION’ THEME TRANSLATES AS A DIRECTIVE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, ACROSS PROFESSIONAL OR AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THOSE WHO HAVE NO PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE, TO BE ACTIVE WITH PHOTOGRAPHY. THE MESSAGE IS TO PICK UP A CAMERA, TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS, EXPLORE THE ART FORM AND ‘HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY’ THROUGH THE
For experienced and professional photographers the ‘call to action theme’ extends also in asking people to be active in examining their photography practice and its impact in the current social, economic, political and environmental climate. The message is to ‘stop, think, examine and debate’ where the industry is, where the current trends in the photographic industry are moving and to ask questions as to whether photography can take an effective role in addressing social issues for the international community.