Get informal advice on your career and work during 30-minute one-to-one sessions with experts in the industry. In October's critique, we welcome guest panellists Dr Pippa Oldfield, Head of Programmes at Impressions Gallery, Bradford, and award winning photographer Len Grant, alongside Redeye's Director Paul Herrmann. 

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. These sessions are a relaxed alternative to a portfolio review 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.

18:00 until 20:00 on 17 October 2017. Please choose your preferred 30-minute slot at the time of booking. Please ensure you arrive at least 10 minutes before your designated slot.

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 - although limited to one free slot per memberTo find out more about becoming a member please visit 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 onto a specific 30-minute 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.

Please note our terms and conditions including our refund policy.

About the reviewers:

Dr Pippa Oldfield
Pippa Oldfield is a photography curator and researcher with interests in the relationship between photography and war; women’s histories and experiences; and photography and visual culture in Latin America. She is Doctoral Fellow in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures and Head of Programme at Impressions Gallery, a public-funded centre for contemporary photography in Bradford.

Pippa has spoken about her curatorial work at public venues including The Photographers’ Gallery (London) and Open Eye Gallery (Liverpool), and via broadcast media including Women’s Hour BBC Radio 4, Radio 5 Live, and BBC Breakfast News. Her curatorial practice has been supported by Arts Council England, Visiting Arts, and London Arts Board. 

Len Grant
After an unsatisfying stint in sales and marketing, and without any formal photographic training, Len Grant became a freelance photographer aged 30. In the 27 years that have followed he has documented much of Manchester’s early regeneration and produced award-winning projects around social exclusion. 

He has progressively added to his storytelling repertoire – his latest business card describes him as a photographer, writer and sketcher. He’s produced numerous exhibitions both inside the gallery and out; published acclaimed blogs often about the vulnerable and excluded, and made over 20 books.

For our critique sessions, Len says he’s looking forward to gently challenging participants; exploring perhaps overlooked opportunities and offering robust advice to help emerging photographers move forward. 

Paul Herrmann
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, the latter 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.

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Image: Her First Year, Len Grant

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