Acclaimed photographer Rob Hornstra joins us to talk about his life, work and unique approach to documentary photography.
"Whichever way you look at it, The Sochi Project [by Rob Hornstra] is an incredible piece of journalism, both visual and written, and a glimpse of the medium's future." - Sean O'Hagan, The Guardian
This event is delivered in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), part of a series of photographic talks from some of the UK's leading photographic artists.
Who is it for?
This event is for anyone interested in Rob’s work, documentary photography techniques and processes, and self-publishing. Early booking is recommended.
Rob Hornstra, born in 1975 in the Netherlands, is a Dutch photographer of predominantly long-term documentary projects, both at home and around the world. He has published several books of solo work, produced documentary series for a variety of international magazines, and taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the Netherlands and abroad. In 2009, Hornstra and writer/filmmaker Arnold van Bruggen started The Sochi Project, culminating in the retrospective book An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus and an exhibition that toured Europe, America, India and Canada. He is the founder and former artistic director of FOTODOK – Space for Documentary Photography. Four times per year he runs a popular live talk show about photo books in his home town Utrecht. He is head of the photography department at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague.
18:30 until 20:00 on 27 February 2018. Doors open at 18:00.
Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish Street, Manchester M15 6BR. The venue is fully accessible. Room details will be announced closer to the event date.
Please book your ticket using the links below. You need to be signed in to make a booking. Tickets are £10. Redeye members £6, and concession tickets £8.
Image: Adler, RUSSIA, 2011 - A view on the beach near Adlersky Kurortny Gorodok in Adler. © Rob Hornstra / Flatland Gallery