Events and Exhibitions
In a major new touring exhibition leading contemporary photographers join forces to present the multimedia project Sixteen, exploring the dreams, hopes and fears of 16-year olds across the UK.
Martin Parr shows how the lives of Mancunians have changed but also reveals how there is continuity in how we live our lives.
Loved&Lost is a documentary project by Manchester-based artist Simon Bray that invites participants to explore their experience of loss. Each participant is asked to find a photograph of themselves with their lost loved one. We return to the location of the original photograph to replicate the image and record an interview.
Upcoming Events and Exhibitions
Interested in large format film photography? Want to improve your ideas and technique? Come and hear from photographer Craig Easton, and if you like, bring along your work for group critique and feedback.
Craig Easton uses large format photography as part of Sixteen, a major new national touring project involving 16 photographers looking at the experience of 16-year-olds all around the UK. The project evolved from his earlier work The Scottish Referendum Project and aims to give a platform for young people from all walks of life to express their aspirations, hopes, dreams and fears for their futures.
People from the industry discuss Martin Parr's Return to Manchester exhibition offering their perspective and opinions on the work, including Redeye Director Paul Herrmann.
Past Events and Exhibitions
The photographic exhibition Uncovering the Invisible focuses on the diversity of backgrounds and life stories of the people that make up this culturally rich community.
While Latin Americans contribute economically and culturally to the shaping of British society, they remain unrecognised as an ethnic minority in law. These portraits have been taken in a setting entirely chosen by the individual photographed, with a strong meaning and connection to them or their identity.
MMU's Institute of Humanities and Social Science Research proudly present an exclusive exhibition of photography and community art as part of the "Encountering Corpses" symposium.
The exhibition will be comprised of three interleaved elements, all of which evoke themes of death, contemplation and empathy.
The Manchester School of Art Degree Show 2013 takes place on the Manchester Metropolitan University's All Saints Campus, off Oxford Road. BA Photography is in the Chatham and Link Galleries.
A group exhibition exploring the possibilities and limitations of still photography through its intersection with moving image, installation, sculpture and interdisciplinary practice, by graduates of Stockport BA Photography.
This new display of around 30 photographs explores just some of the different ways contemporary artists have used photography in their work.
Taken from the 1980s onward, the photographs explore the body, reinvent still-life, examine our cultural identities and explore the places where we live, work and spend our leisure time.
The display features work by influential photographer Keith Arnatt, famous British artist Helen Chadwick, Turner Prize nominee Catherine Yass and Young British Artists such as Sarah Lucas and Jane and Louise Wilson.
Parachute; a collaboration between the BA (Hons) Contemporary Photography
and BA (Hons) Graphics Arts and Design students at Stockport College.
Parachute is a publication by BA (Hons) Contemporary Photography Degree at Stockport College; showcasing work from recent graduates, alumni and Staff of the course and is designed and produced in collaboration with BA (Hons) Graphic Arts and Design.
Incamera Arts is a group based on alternative processes and techniques in photography. There are no limits and no rules; show off your creativity and enjoy the creativity of others. Whether it is film or digital come along and share experimental techniques.
This group meeting will have a guest photographer, Jonathan Stead, who has studios in Sheffield. Jonathan is interested in historic photographic processes. He also makes his own cameras and runs workshops.
This multi-venue celebration of art from West Africa features significant photographic content.
At Manchester Art Gallery:
Hélène Amouzou Abraham Oghobase, Charles Okereke, George Osodi, Nyaba Léon Ouedraogo, Nyani Quarmyne.
At Whitworth Art Gallery:
Charles Okereke, Nii Obodai, Francois-Xavier Gbré, Romuald Hazoumè.
At Platt Hall, the Gallery of Costume:
Malick Sidibé, Abderramane Sakaly, Soungalo Malé, Hamidou Maiga.
An exhibition of work by the photography graduates at Stockport College, using the still and moving image to explore a range of themes, including the medium itself, which is in state of dynamic flux.
In collaboration with Manchester Museum, a number of students have used the Ancient Egyptian and Archaeology collection as a starting point for personal response, some of which depart radically from their inspiration.
The Degree Show celebrates the achievements and talents of final year students at Manchester School of Art.
The show is open to the public and will take place between 16 and 20 June 2012. It is held at Manchester Metropolitan University's All Saints Campus and at Quay House, Quay Street, Spinningfields in Manchester city centre. All venue details are available on their website.