Photography has always been at the forefront of change and new ideas. The photographic world is changing and will continue to change. Please come and share your thoughts and concerns at one or more of our discussion events. They are very informal. We will start with a different question and subject each time but who knows where the conversation might wander. Sit round a table to join in, or just listen.

Usually these events will be recorded to help us make sure we don’t miss any ideas, and we might broadcast snippets via the web or social media; but if you want to discuss something off the record, that’s fine too - just let us know either in advance or when you arrive, and we will switch off the recorder.

The third in our series of Come and Chat events will be based around the topics of Projects and Funding.

1. Projects, exhibitions, platforms, curation, mediation: how are you interacting with the range of opportunities to show photography - festivals, pop-ups, online? Are your particular interests covered, or could they co-ordinate better?

2. Funding, careers, freelancing: how are people’s careers and businesses changing? Is it easier or more difficult to get your work recognised or paid for? What are the new opportunities?


Who is it for?

Anyone with an interest in photography. We would like to get as broad a range of opinions as possible so whatever your level of experience, if the topics we will be discussing are of interest to you please come along. Sit round a table to join in, or just listen.


Wednesday 5th February. Doors open 5:30pm and the event will take place from 6-9pm. Come any time - you don’t need to be there at the start or end. We will have short breaks at 7pm and 8pm.


At Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL. Our event is located in Studio One on the ground floor of the gallery. On entering from Mosley Street go through the gift shop into the central atrium and the studios are on the left. The venue is fully accessible, on Nicholas Street there is a  ramp to the main entrance an accessible toilet is located on the ground floor next to the studios.

The venue is fully accessible but for more information, click here.


Free to attend and free wine and snacks will be provided. Please register your attendance below so we know how many people to expect.


With thanks to Matthew Phillips for his photograph from the first Come and Chat event.

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