July News Round Up


There is still time to book your place for the final event in our Spring Programme – a lecture by the influential Dutch photographer, Hellen van Meene, (21st July, Open Eye Gallery). See Exhibitions & Events (below) for details of Hellen's show at Open Eye and the Events section of this site for more information on her talk, including details of how to book.


Following the success of the Work#1 Symposium in Feb 06, a second IPRN event - Shifts – takes place at Jyvaskyla, Finland, October 19-22nd 2006. A list of keynote speakers has just been announced and photographers, academics, art managers, curators & students are all invited to attend. See

for more information.


Manchester Metropolitan University

MMU require a Journalist who, as well as specialising in print, is also capable in areas of photojournalism and documentary. The ideal person would guide a group of no more than 25 journalism students through a unit on the BA(Hons) Film and Media degree, students would source and research stories and work with photographers to create a range of articles. The work would be over 20 weeks starting at the end of September 06 and completing March 07. It is for 3 hours per week on Thursday afternoons. Pay is 32 per hour. In addition, there would be some extra hours at the end of the term. If anyone is interested could they please email me at p.d.booth@mmu.ac.uk.



This project aims to document the development of Liverpool through the eyes (and Lenses) of Artists. Resulting work will be shown both online and in an exhibition at Eggspace Gallery, Liverpool.

The exhibition will include photographs of buildings, places etc. which may be considered by some to be an eyesores. It will examine perceptions of beauty and the grotesque in the built environment and engage people in debate about the current re-development of the city.

Online exhibition - there is no deadline for submissions as this project will develop continuously until 2008.

Eggspace exhibition - In order to be considered for the Biennial exhibition at Eggspace, please submit your images by Friday 28th July 2006.

What to send
You may send a maximum of 2 images
Images must be in JPG or GIF format
Each image should be no more than 500k (0.5MB)
Include your contact details in your email.
You may also write a short explanation about your images – max 500 words. Please note that, as this is an online project, images will only be accepted via the following email address: dyingfrog@gmail.com

FRESH on the Market

FRESH On the Market is a joint initiative between Preston City Council and FRESH, that has been set up in order to provide North West artists, designers and makers the opportunity to sell their work in a city center location. Extending the ethos of PAD - the new contemporary store and gallery space - it will encourage networking and idea exchange as well as providing significant potential for attracting a new audience to the city, enhancing Preston's image as a creative and cultural European City.

The location will be the Old Fish Market off Earl Street, Preston

The market will be held on the third Sunday of every month from June - September 2006, 10:00am - 4:00pm with a Special Christmas market on the 17th December.

For further details and an application pack, please contact: PAD on 01772 561615 or e-mail: pad@preston.gov.uk

Could you be the face of South Ribble?

Capture an image that reflects the Diversity of Life in South Ribble and have a chance of winning one of four £100 Vouchers for photographic equipment.To celebrate the diverse nature of the borough, the South Ribble Partnership has launched the biggest photo competition the area has ever seen. Those who take part do not need to have model good looks or a well-honed physique - because this is a competition with a difference. They are looking for photos of real people regardless of their age, gender, race, creed, colour, ethnicity, sexuality or job. Photos can be entered under any one of the following themes:

Living in South Ribble
Working in South Ribble
Visiting South Ribble
Playing in South Ribble

The photo should be accompanied by a caption which explains what you think is great about South Ribble. The competition will run until 18 August. Your photo will form part of an exhibition and will be used in promotional materials for member organisations within the Partnership. For further information please call on 01772 625302 or email asmith@southribble.gov.uk.


We've been inundated with an email bemoaning the recent absence of our 'website of the month'. But hey, there are now around 3000 of you reading this, so how about you send in some examples of sites you like that are useful or entertaining to photographers? To give you, we hope, a few minutes of diversion to tide you over the summer months, here are some sites that Redeye's bookmarked recently.

If you missed some of the recent Redeye lectures from Magnum photographers, this is the next best way to hear the stories behind the work:


A spot of indulgence with the Sartorialist - anthropological observation dressed up as a seemingly lightweight fashion blog:


Finally... is it all getting too much? Join in with Becca from Brighton and put down your camera for a day:



(For past reviews please see our website archive.


Cockaigne by Gayle Chong Kwan
Chinese Arts Centre, Thomas St, Manchester M4
14th July – 24th September 2006
Preview: 13 July 2006, 6pm-8pm
Artist's Talk: Sat 15 July 2006, 2pm-4pm

Gayle Chong Kwan's new series of twelve photographs are the latest contribution to the Fourteenth Century myth of a glutton’s paradise. In the land of Cockaigne all work is forbidden, hams grow on trees, houses are roofed with pies and rivers run with wine.

Salt NW - The final year show of 12 HND Photography students from Mid-Cheshire College
Mink, 48 Beech Rd, Chorlton Green, Manchester M21 9EG
11 July-29 August 2006

An inspirational display of fresh new talent. With original takes on the genres of reportage, portraiture, fashion and fine art, eclectic and emotive bodies of work range from the documentation of a small Welsh village trying unsuccessfully to cling onto its former self, to an innovative representation of the modern world of work. Students exhibiting are: Max Bamber, Melissa Cross, Martin Holland, Steve Hughes, Daniel Lithgow, Simeon Machin, Vicky Pearn, Cordelia Robinson, Jules Styles, Melanie White, Emma Williams and Jo Ann Woods.

Oxford Road Photo Show
Various venues, various artists
Monday 3 July – Sunday 16 July

Five venues, seven photographers and works selected by three of Manchester's leading image-makers: these are the ingredients of the Oxford Road Photo Show. Bruntwood's Manchester Technology Centre, Kro 2, MMU's All Saints Building, Cafe Muse and The Whitworth Art Gallery café are all host to a photography exhibition that spans the length of Oxford Road.

The photographs capture some of the diversity of this area of the city, from the neon brights of Miselo Kunda's Curry Mile to the building and re-building of Daniel Hopkinson's architectural shots. Ed Swinden finds something of the surreal in his everyday photos of Oxford Road, from a single arm stretching out to clean the cinema display at Cornerhouse to workmen hanging out at the Midland Hotel.

What would you do if? By Johnny Mobasher
Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Peel Park, Salford Crescent M5 4MU
until 19th November 2006
Mon - Fri: 10 - 5pm
Sat & Sun: 1 - 5pm

A series of photography workshops led to a collection of individuals' photographs taken with disposable cameras, showing their daily activities i.e. in their home in Salford, at work, their families as well as capturing integration in Salford & their view & take of their surroundings & the life around them. The workshops ended with participants having their own portraits taken by Johnny Mobasher.

Picture This By Mike Polloway
Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Rd, Manchester
Until 28th September Admission fee payable (call 0161 834 9879)

Documenting Contemporary Jewish Life in Manchester as part of a commission to celebrate 350 years of Anglo-Jewry.


New Works by Hellen van Meene
Open Eye Gallery, Wood St, Liverpool
21 July – 2 September 2006
Private View - 20 July, 6-8pm

Dutch photographer Hellen van Meene has received international critical acclaim for her intimate 'fictional portraits' of adolescent girls and androgynous boys that explore the amorphous space between childhood and adulthood. van Meene does not see her work as strictly portraiture but as a way of creating a mood and exploring the subtleties inherent in the body in a particular environment and at a particular time of life. Through this collection of new works, van Meene enters the realm of fantasy, performance and psychological space, creating a powerful and beguiling concoction, combining elements of socially engaged documentary with those of historical portraiture in the tradition of Vermeer, Rossetti and Manet.

Sabine by Jacob Aue Sobol
Open Eye Gallery, Wood St, Liverpool
Until 15th July

This is Jacob's first exhibition in the UK, and is a very personal tale of exploration and love in a hostile climate, beautifully shot in black and white. In 1999 a young Danish photographer travelled to Greenland to photograph life in Tiniteqilaaq, a small hunter settlement on the remote East coast. After five weeks he left, only to return four months later, feeling that his camera had not yet captured the multiple layers of this very different reality. It was then that Jacob fell in love with Sabine. He was 23 and she 19. Sabine became the main character in his book of the project, published in Denmark in 2004.

Delfina Women
3rd Floor, 16 - 18 Newington Buildings, Liverpool, L1 4DE
Until 16th July 2006

This exhibition showcases work resulting from photography workshops with the Delfina women's group. The exhibition is curated by Karen Henley & Jazamin Sinclair. (For more information about Delfina see website:



Personal Space - HNC/D Photography students from Mid-Cheshire College
Gallery 2, Castle Park Arts Centre, Chester Road, Frodsham, Cheshire.
Until 23rd July

HNC/D Photography students from Mid-Cheshire College present their work for the first time in response to the concept 'Personal Space'. The resulting work reflects an incredible diversity of responses to the brief, including still images and a variety of other visual media.


Photographs of the Somme by Stephen Smith.
The Museum of Lancashire, Stanley St, Preston.
Until Sept 12th. Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 10.30-5.00pm

Organised to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the Battle of The Somme, this work amounts to a sustained meditation on the convergence of the contemporary agricultural landscape and the 'collective memory' of the epoch defining conflict.


Fusion by Total Image Nation artists
Design Innovation Centre, Leeds
Until 28th July.

Total Image Nation's second group exhibition of photography at the Design Innovation Centre, Leeds.

Fusion contains an eclectic mixture of photographic works from a number of unique and exciting photographers from across the UK. Total Image Nation is a photographers collective and online resource created and maintained by photographers for photographers. Their membership covers a wide array of styles and specialisms, but all share the same passion and enthusiasm for photography. For more info see



Garden Photographers Association, 7th International Photography Exhibition Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Until 24th September 2006

Tranquil rivers, rugged deserts, ancient statues and exotic succulents are among the subjects that have been photographed for the 2006 exhibition. The show attracted entries from around the world, including Australia, Canada, Japan, Russia, the Ukraine, Europe and the United States.

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