Ethics and Accessibility with Andrew Thomas and Savannah Dodd
Monday, 28th February 2022; 7pm - 8:30pm
Photography has a very complex relationship to ethics, which brings a unique set of challenges and considerations. In this event we will look at practical steps we can all take to interrogate our own working methods and ensure ethical, accessibile and inclusive best practice. Drawing from their experience as both photographers and researchers, our speakers Andrew and Savannah will discuss the ethical implications of the medium, representation in photography and how to make informed decisions regarding ethics in your own practice.
Andrew Jackson is a Photographer and Lecturer in photography at London College of Communication and is on the advisory panel of The Photo Ethics Centre.
His works interrogate notions of place, belonging and selfhood, within intimate and personal interventions. Andrew's work is held in the United Kingdom Government Art Collection, as well as other public and private collections of art. These interventions focus on the themes of migration, displacement and collective memory, but also seek to question and challenge how photography has traditionally narrated and represented stories of the diaspora.
As the art historian Professor Eddie Chambers has written, “British life has had the disastrous effect of immigrants not being routinely regarded as sensitive human beings, but being instead cast as vexatious problems. Jackson’s work restores humanity to people from whom this critical characteristic has been routinely withheld or withdrawn. And in restoring humanity, a thousand stories of life can be, and are, told.”
Jackson is a recipient of the month-long Light Work / Autograph ABP (AIR) International Photography Residency in Syracuse, New York, and a graduate of the MA Documentary photography program at Newport, Wales. In 2020 he co-founded ReFramed, a UK based organisation which creates opportunities for artists from Black, Asian and other racialised communities to engage with photography. He has undertaken written commissions, most recently - In The Night Of The Day for Living Memory Project.
Savannah Dodd is an Anthropologist and Photographer based in Northern Ireland. She founded the Photography Ethics Centre in 2017 with the aim of promoting ethical literacy across the photography industry. Savannah designs and delivers workshops, lectures, and other educational content on the ethics of taking and sharing visual media for international audiences from a variety of sectors including media, academia, and international development.
Alongside her work with the Centre, Savannah undertakes independent documentary photography projects. She is also pursuing her PhD in anthropology at Queen's University Belfast, where she is examining the ethics of archiving photographs in post-conflict societies. She sits on the UK committee for the Ethical Journalism Network and the board of Source Magazine.
Who is this event for?
This event is open to all. It’s particularly aimed at photographers and photographic artists either interested in setting up their own photographic or creative visual business, or in the early stages (first 3-4 years) of it. It will also be useful for anyone working as a photographer who is planning a change or feels their business could do with some refreshing, as well as recent graduates.
As with all Redeye’s events, the course is informal, friendly, welcoming and a safe space. We encourage attendance from all sections of the community regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, disability or social class. We want everyone to be able to access this course so if you have any particular needs or restrictions, please let us know so we can work with you.
This event takes place on Monday, 28th February 2022 7pm - 8:30pm.
There are 18 sessions in the full course which run across various dates from January to April 2022 - see here breakdown of dates.
Online! You will need an internet connection and a computer, smartphone or tablet. These events will take place over Zoom.
Tickets for individual sessions are £12.50 for Redeye members and a full price ticket is £16.50.
Full course tickets are £145 for Redeye members and £190 for non-members.