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Setting up a community photography group

In 2019 the photographic artist Lāsma Poiša set up Snappy Valley, a photographers' group in the Yorkshire town of Todmorden, and it's proven a great way for residents to develop their creative photography style in a supportive and structured setting. Here Lāsma writes for Redeye about the experience and the results so far.

Photo: Nerissa Roberts

Staff picks of the year 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, we here at Redeye and PCN have been discussing the events and exhibitions that stood out across the year. Here are the picks.

Snow scene with mountains, trees, and blue sky

Survey: equality, support and barriers to progress in the photography world

We have a new survey that we need your help with. It's designed to collect research on how we can improve the support offered to all photographers across the industry.
We want your thoughts on the barriers to progress you have experienced in the photography world and what more needs to be done to create equality in the photography world.

Blast! Festival: Top exhibitions, talks and events to see

Blast! Festival is made with and for the people of Sandwell. There is a range of exhibitions, talks and workshops happening throughout Sandwell’s six towns, West Bromwich, Tipton, Rowley Regis, Oldbury, Smethwick and Wednesbury. Community arts charity Multistory has curated an amazing range of artists to contribute to the Festival - here are our top picks.

Photo London: Top exhibitions, events and talks to see

A range of exhibitions, events and talks are happening across London from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 May with something for everyone. This weekend is one not to miss. 

Photography Degree Show: Diary 2019

Welcome to our guide to the photography final year exhibitions opening this Summer 2019.
Congratulations to all the students graduating this year. We look forward to seeing your photography on the walls and celebrating your hard work over the past three years.

If your university or college's degree show is not listed, please drop us an email with all the information to events@redeye.org.uk and we will add it to the guide.

Spotlight on: Nathan Cutler

My project is called Gents. Formed throughout my final year at Manchester School of Art, the project investigates spaces and groups that are traditionally seen as masculine.

Spotlight on: Hayleigh Longman

Initially, I started thinking about my life, family, and reflections of growing up. It got me thinking about my childhood home. My hiding spaces at home were important areas for me to daydream and play.

Spotlight on: Leighanna Dickinson

Leighanna was one of four people to win the Redeye Talent Graduate Award last year. We caught up with her to talk about the inspiration and development of her graduation project...

On Seclusion and Intellectual Democracy: Thoughts from the National Photography Symposium

The role of photography is dependent on perspective, the importance of exposing your mind to new or alternative ideas is essential to the development of both the medium and your individual attitude to the world.

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