This year LOOK begins a new direction, working more closely with Open Eye Gallery to establish an international model for the festival based on exchange. LOOK/17 presents a unique opportunity for trans-global sharing of images and ideas. Working with Hong Kong based curator Ying Kwok, the festival will focus on exchange with China, welcoming Chinese photographers to the city of Liverpool. It will also explore images taken in Hong Kong and Liverpool – cities with a long history of exchange.
The festival will consider how we use the universal language of photography to experience and shape the city. It will encourage conversations with other disciplines such as architecture, education, planning and commerce. Going forward, they aim to develop each LOOK festival through international exchange, working with a curator with specialist knowledge of a specific country. Through photography LOOK will build connections between global communities to seek greater understanding of shared experience.
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