Redeye's popular free public meetings for photographers, organised in collaboration with Open Eye Gallery, are held every couple of months. They offer you the chance to catch up on the latest news and gossip, meet other photographers and see short talks and presentations of work.
Next Meeting: Wednesday 16 January, 7.30pm; Open Eye Gallery, 28-32 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4AQ
Stuart Griffiths will present his work on the homecoming of British soldiers, a project that began in 2000 when the photographer was living in a homeless hostel for ex-servicemen in east London. Griffiths returned to the hostel in 2003 and has continued to document the plights of soldiers, concentrating mainly on soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. This work is to be published by Trolley Books in 2008.
Stuart Griffiths (born 1972, Manchester) began working as a photographer in the British Army. After his military service he studied at the University of Brighton, where he gained an Honours Degree in Editorial Photography in 1997, and moved to London to work as a freelance photographer. Griffiths has traveled extensively to Africa and Europe and works for numerous newspapers and agencies. He has been commissioned by The Sunday Times Magazine, The Royal British Legion, The Sir Oswold Stoll Foundation, The Telegraph Magazine, British GQ, Eight and Vice magazine. He was recently invited to the University of Brighton as a visiting lecturer.