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Maya Sharp - Photography and Storytelling

Images by Maya Sharp: Untitled 2020, Untitled 2022

 

Maya Sharp is a recent graduate photographer and fiction writer; with specific interests in the gothic, storytelling and in place. Focusing much of her practice on the Yorkshire moors where she grew up, Maya brings a contemporary edge to romantic literacy and photographic tradition. Since graduating, she has found work as a photographer's assistant, learning more and more about photography every day.

 

 

‘A picture is worth 1000 words.’

Photography graduate Degree Shows 2022

Photographic work by Matty Hopley, exhibited at Salford University degree show 2022, image taken by Paul Herrmann

 

A large fabric cyanotype exhibited on a wall, showing the silhouette of a body which looks as though it is falling

Buying Photography: Where to start and how to build a collection?

At Redeye we are always keen to encourage people to buy photographic prints - it’s a good investment, it helps support new and established talent, and it’s enjoyable and rewarding. With a season of art and photography fairs under way, we asked art advisor, founder of www.theartpa.com, and former Redeye staff member Petra van den Houten to reflect on how to start and how to build a photography collection.

 

Photographs framed and exhibited on a dark green gallery wall at Photo London 2022.

Playful Practice: Tamzin Forster

Spring, Tamzin Forster

 

The importance of the arts in our everyday lives has become even more apparent after our time spent in lockdowns. In this series of blog posts Redeye hears from photographers who take pictures for the joy of it, in particular looking at how photography can improve our wellbeing and be beneficial for our mental health. If you would like to submit your work to this series please get in touch at chat@redeye.org.uk

 

Three images stacked on top of each other. The top image shows yellow curling leaves on a branch with the sun behind them. The second image shows an ivy leaf also illuminated by light behind it. The bottom image shows some twirling green grass strands close up with a black background.

European Photo Festivals 2022

After nearly two decades of growth, when every city wanted a photography festival as a relatively straightforward way of bringing in visitors and culture, and smart photographers realised the potential rewards of getting involved, what does 2022 bring? Is this year a return to something like normal? A crucial test to see if festivals can keep ahead in an era of pandemics and climate change? Perhaps a flowering of new ideas and liaisons for people desperate for warmth and connection after two years of lockdown - “the roaring 20s”? 

Image of people browsing book stands at Polycopies book fair during Paris Photo 2021.

An interview with Marge Bradshaw - socially engaged documentary and portrait Photographer

Marge Bradshaw is a socially engaged* documentary and portrait photographer interested in people, place, and heritage. She uses a mixture of photography and ethnographic research to share the stories of participants; often giving a platform for voices in communities who are sometimes not heard by politicians or policy makers. She collaborates with participants to produce ‘useful art’ which intends to encourage debate or raise the profile of societal issues that are important to them.

Barrie, a part time farmer stands in a field with long grass coming up to his knees. There is a big oak tree behind him. Barrie wears grey overalls and has his hands in his pockets, staring into the distance. The sky is cloudy.

Playful Practice: Carole Olaïzola

The importance of the arts in our everyday lives has become even more apparent after our time spent in lockdowns. In this series of blog posts Redeye hears from photographers who take pictures for the joy of it, in particular looking at how photography can improve our wellbeing and be beneficial for our mental health. If you would like to submit your work to this series please get in touch at chat@redeye.org.uk

The silhouette of a person standing on the edge of a dock, looking at the sea.

UK Network Directory

Image from the 2019 Redeye event Fail Early, Fail Often, photographed by Mark Harvey

 

Playful Practice: Beth Clark

The importance of the arts in our everyday lives has become even more apparent after our time spent in lockdowns. In this new series of blog posts Redeye hears from photographers who take pictures for the joy of it, in particular looking at how photography can improve our wellbeing and be beneficial for our mental health. If you would like to submit your work to this series please get in touch at chat@redeye.org.uk

 

Two colour imagess of a woodland floor covered in bluebells. The image on the left is of the whole forest, the image on the right is a close up of one bluebell.

Making the most of Redeye membership

Are you a member of Redeye and looking to get paid work as a photographer? Or are you considering Redeye membership and wondering what the benefits are? If so, read on; this page is about maximising your chances of being offered work through your membership.

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