19 Dec Photo-Forum End Of Year Show 2016
To bring a successful year of Photo-Forum talks to a close we held an End Of Year Show and Christmas party. Showing over 100 prints from past speakers and audience alike, the show formed a fantastic review of the past 12 months. The exhibition remains open at theprintspace until December 22nd.
The photography community were invited to submit images to the show and we exhibited every entry, creating a democratic look at people’s favourite image from the last 12 months. From these images, our judges Annalee Mather, Giles Duley and Andrea Kurland chose Tim Topple’s image (below) for the ‘Best in Show’ prize. Tim’s image depicts his daughter in a genuine and joyful moment with Giles commenting “With Tim’s photograph I could talk about how the casual pose echoes a Renaissance cherub or the rules of thirds and nod to the light of a Baroque – but that misses the point. Each time I looked at the photograph it gave me joy. It has life”
Photo-Forum has gone from strength to strength and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed or attended this year. Special thanks has to go to our speakers, the talks couldn’t take place without the generosity of those who show their work and explain the ideas behind their images. This year we have hosted talks by a number of wonderful photographers, some already well established and respected but many early career photographers who are destined for great things!
Photo-Forum speakers 2016:
Brian Harris, Guy Smallman, Nick Turpin, Stephen Leslie, Ed Sykes, Jillian Edelstein, Rob Pinney, Mary Turner, Clare Strutters, Giles Duley, Leslie Knott, Klaus Thymann, Simon Norfolk, Tom Pilston, Annalee Mather, Colin Jacobson, Neil Massey, Julio Etchart, Kalpesh Lathigra, Jack Latham, Laura El-Tantawy, Matt Cetti-Roberts,
Plans for 2017 are already forming, with the first talk coming on January 10th. Happy holidays to all, I look forward to seeing what 2017 holds.