Events and Exhibitions
Past Events and Exhibitions
Street Level Photoworks, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut and its partners, is opening the international touring exhibition Willy Römer: Life in the City of Berlin. Photographs 1919 – 1933.
Römer was a Berlin-based photojournalist whose historic photographs documented not only the tumultuous political events of his era – the November Revolution, the abdication of the Emperor, the Spartacist Uprising, mass demonstrations and workers’ strikes, the rise of Nazi militias – but also everyday life in the streets and backyards of Berlin.
This exhibition features the work of three emerging Chinese photographers: Ren Hang, Zhang Kechun, and Zhang Jin.
These three young artists were finalists in the 2011 and 2012 editions of the annual Three Shadows Photography Award. While their photographs present widely varied approaches to the medium both in terms of aesthetic and technique, taken together they present a fascinating glimpse into some of the latest trends in contemporary Chinese photography.
In February Trongate 103 will be the centre for a city-wide event titled Blueprint.
Bllueprint links exhibitions in Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow Print Studio, and the T103 Foyer, with organised access to associated material in various archives and libraries across the city.
Future Histories: Celebrating The Scottish Diaspora was developed during Ajamu's residency at Street Level Photoworks.
The portraits consist of African, Caribbean and people of Black Scottish descent living and working in Scotland. The work forms part of his ongoing artistic and theoretical engagement with photography, cultural heritage, diversity and representation.
'Nymphaeaceae' is Shah's most recent work and is a collection of portraits of women with Asian, African and Arab heritage living in Scotland.
The title refers to flowering water plants, which are rooted in soil under bodies of water and which bloom above the water's surface. Shah uses this notion, to explore the constant transitional state of her subjects, who float in between their two cultures, one, which they are rooted in, and one, which they inhabit.
The fourth FUTUREPROOF showcases some of the new talent selected from Scottish Fine Art and Photography Degree courses.
The work is selected by Street Level from colleges across Scotland - from Elgin, Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dumfries, and curatorial recommendations from Cooper Gallery at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, and Stills Gallery, Edinburgh. It takes in a wide range of photography focussed work that characterises a creative core of image making in 2012.
The roots of David Peat's photography lie firmly in the classic street photography genre.
Continually inspired by the masters of street photography and their skill at seeing and hunting a meaningful image within a moment in time, Peat has quietly built his own personal portfolio of images during a working life around the world.
How do you capture someone's spirit? The spirit of a community? Of a culture, a country?
These are just some of the questions that the six photographers who have contributed to this exhibition – all of whom come from refugee backgrounds – have been grappling with in the course of Scottish Refugee Council's Spirit photography project produced in partnership with Street Level Photoworks. The project was born from a desire to tell stories about the refugee experience from the people best qualified to do so – refugees themselves.
Harry began his photographic career in his Glasgow home town, standing outside the Apollo, flogging gig-goers newly-developed shots from bands' Edinburgh shows the night before. Harry's impulse to guerilla lensmanship swiftly drew him to London: from 1979 to 1984 he was a staff photographer for the music weekly Sounds, providing countless front covers.
The Obsidian Isle is a significant new body of work for Chong Kwan which documents a fictional island located off the west coast of Scotland, on which reside one country’s lost and destroyed buildings and places.
Presented as an installation of large-format photographs and sculptural works, The Obsidian Isle explores ideas of collective history, national identity, landscape, and tourism through the prism of the senses and the distortion of memories.