This event is part of the SHOW strand in our new autumn/winter programme;

Get informal advice on your career or work during 1-1s with experts in the industry. Free for Redeye members, or £20 for non-members. 


Redeye's critique surgeries are aimed at photographers or artists looking for advice and feedback on their work or practice. 

At this month's critique we welcome guest panellists Shirley Read (independent curator), and Sian Bonnell (photographic artist) in addition to Redeye's Director Paul Herrmann. 

Shirley Read
Shirley Read is an independent curator based in London. She currently curates exhibitions for the Idea Store, Canary Wharf during Photomonth, the independent International Photography Festival. She has been interviewing photographers about their lives and work for the Oral History of British Photography (part of the National Sound Archive at the British Library) for over twenty years. She teaches at every level of photographic practice and her book Exhibiting Photography (Focal Press 2008 & 2014) has been published in English and Chinese. Her current book (with Dr Mike Simmons) Photographers and Research: the idea, the process and the project is due to be published in December 2016.

Sian Bonnell
Sian Bonnell is a UK-based artist living in West Yorkshire and teaching at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2010 she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the Royal Photographic Society for her contribution to Fine Art Photography and in 2011 she was awarded the Photoworks Senior Research Fellowship at the British School at Rome. Her images have been exhibited and published widely, most recently at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London throughout 2015. 

Paul Herrmann
Paul Herrmann is the Director of Redeye, current chair of The British Photographic Council, set up LOOK festival in Liverpool and the Northern Photography Consortium, and is currently establishing the Photographic Collections Network, which will be a knowledge exchange and advocacy network for anyone working with collections or archives, launching in Autumn 2016. Paul is happy to talk about any aspect of work but specialises particularly in business models and career paths in photography.

30-minute slots are available on 2 December 2016 from 12:00 until 14:00. Please choose your preferred slot at the time of booking. Please ensure you arrive at least 10 minutes before your designated slot.

This event takes place at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Market Buildings, Thomas St, Manchester M4 1EU. The venue is fully accessible. 

The Critique Surgeries are currently free for Redeye members. To find out more about becoming a member go to our membership page. Price for non-members is £20 (the equivalent to five months membership if you decide to join instead). 

Space is limited so please book on to a specific time slot. If you are unable to attend your appointment please let Charlie Booth know as soon as possible. The Critique Surgeries are a regular feature of our events programme, with surgeries every few months and in different locations across the country. If you would like Redeye to host a Critique Surgery in your city please get in touch.

Who is it for?
The Critique Surgeries are designed to be informal sessions for photographers who are looking for feedback and advice. Maybe you are struggling for inspiration, have hit a dead end with your latest project or you simply want advice on where, or who, to show your work to. You might want advice on improving your work, or to discuss career moves. These sessions are designed as a friendly alternative to portfolio reviews, and can be used to prepare your portfolio for an upcoming review or competition. Redeye welcomes photographers at all levels and at all career stages. Find out more information on our FAQs page.

Image: Sian Bonnell

Related SHOW events:
Critique Surgery with Ben McDonnell and Clarissa Corfe
Photographing Customs, Rituals and Traditions
Hothouse Birmingham

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