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 session we welcome guest panellists Mario Popham, and Laura Deane in addition to Redeye Director Paul Herrmann. 

Laura Deane is a Fine Art Photographer working primarily on medium format film on themes of location and transience. She has taught Photography for 15 years and has recently taken a post as Arts Programmer at The Old Courts in Wigan, in order to develop the Gallery and its workshop programme. Laura is interested in seeing people's work that she can then programme in at The Old Courts. She is particularly interested in work linked to current politics, mental health, feminism, and diversity, and is also keen to see documentary photography that looks at community and location. Having worked in the area before, Laura is also looking for strong examples of photographers using zines in their practice.

Mario Popham is a photographer of Japanese and English descent who is currently based in Manchester. His interests mainly lie in man’s paradoxical relationship to nature and how this finds expression within the post-industrial British landscape. Alongside teaching at the Manchester School of Art, he has recently curated the exhibition Sweet Debris at Waterside Arts in Sale and will be working closely with the venue to curate a programme of photography exhibitions in late 2019. Mario is interested in looking at work to potentially feature in the programme.

Paul Herrmann is the Director of Redeye, current chair of The British Photographic Council, set up LOOK festival in Liverpool, and the Photographic Collections Network, a knowledge exchange and advocacy network for anyone working with collections or archives. Paul is happy to discuss any aspect of work but specialises particularly in business models and career paths in photography, collaborative working, and the practical side of delivering creative projects.


30-minute slots are available on Monday 29 April, 6-8pm. Please choose your preferred slot at the time of booking. Please ensure you arrive at least 10 minutes before your designated time.

This event takes place at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Market Buildings, Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1EU. The venue is fully accessible, click here for full information.

Critique Surgeries are currently free for Redeye members. To find out more about becoming a member go to our membership page.

The price for non-members is £20, which is 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. Critique Surgeries are a regular feature of our events programme, with sessions every few months, 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.

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