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.
This is gathering pace and getting to be a really fun and rewarding project. The council have given us the FREE use of a stall in the market to demonstrate and encourage an exchange of skills to be passed on in short workshops. So far we have had zine making, pinhole camera, and crochet flowers…and rag rugs, fly fishing lures and traditional signwriting are in the pipeline.
Bex has also set up her fantastic ‘Community Quilt’ project within the stall, asking for participants to embroider their memories of Wrexham into a collaborative quilt, which we will show at Wrexham History Festival next February.
Look out for the September issue of a-n as there is a little article about the project by Emily Speed.
I will be talking about the project and learning how to extend and improve it at a conference on ‘Sustainability in Design Now!’ in Bangalore at the end of September.
An Edwardian Family Album. 23 October 2009 – 3 May 2010
at Lady Lever Art Gallery
I came accross the amazing gsv looking up locations for the Paris trip at the end of November. This from the CR blog, about a band that have hacked into the software. “This is how it works: a cleverly hacked version of Google Street View allows users to preview tracks from the album in the areas of London that inspired them. As well as being able to move around as you would in the normal Google Street View, there are red arrows to find in nine different London locations (one for each track of the album) that each point to a location off the road – click it to find custom panoramic photographs of the band, shot at night by photographer James Royall.”
switch media just won an award for this site link inviting people to submit photos of liverpool typography.
“The most interesting thing about the whole endeavor for me was the very fact that the U.S. had chosen to occupy Saddam’s palaces in the first place. If you’re trying to convince a population that you have liberated them from a terrible dictator, why would you then sit in his throne?”