Free photography talk with artist photographer Holly Revell who makes collaborative portraits with fellow queer folk - Wednesday 16th November 6.30pm - 7.30pm online via zoom and in person at RPS House, Paintworks in Bristol.
The Photobook Club and the RPS present a monthly series of talks from photographers and artists. Curated by Tom Broadbent the series features members of The Photobook Club during the course of 2022. Books, zines and postcards from 26 Photobook Club members are available from the RPS at each event and during normal opening hours. Each speaker will be signing books after their presentation. This is a hybrid event - live and streamed.
Holly Revell, will talk about their project People Like Us which is an ongoing collaborative photography project exploring trans and non-binary identities and experience; queer masculinity, gender-dysphoria / euphoria, non-conforming bodies, visibility, rituals and individual complexities. Their zine featuring a series of portraits and quotes from 12 participants was commissioned by Shout Festival in 2020 and they plan to publish the whole project as a photobook in 2023. Holly will also give a brief overview of their practice documenting queer performance and performers including a mention of their first monograph: David Hoyle-Parallel Universe.
Holly is an artist photographer who makes collaborative portraits with fellow queer folk exploring transforming identities. They have been working on their current project ‘People Like Us’ since 2018. Other notable projects include ‘Transformations’, a series of photographs made with performers reflecting the transition from drag to original self in one long-exposure (2016) and David Hoyle: Parallel Universe, Holly’s first photo-book which contains collages of backstage documentation, intimate portraits and ephemera shot over 8 years (self-published 2017). Holly has made a significant contribution to the photographic documentation of queer performance and its icons in London, creating a record of a specific movement and the community surrounding it (2009 – 2019/ongoing). Holly lives and works in London and their work is archived at Bishopsgate Institute.