Redeye Network Meeting - Manchester

21 October 2008, 00:00

The speakers are Tom Wichelow and Andy Boag.

Drinks available from 6pm.

Tom will examine through the work of three photographers (August Sander, Daniel Meadows and himself) to look at how photography plays a part in the documenting of personal and societal histories. The talk will feature an edit from his 2000 portraits series that documented 2000 people photographed in England, Scotland and Wales at the turn of the century. Tom has been working as a documentary photographer since 1998 when he won the prestigious Observer Hodge Student Award. He has since exhibited widely and received support from the Arts Council for his ambitious nationwide portraits project.

Andy will be talking about his current project which documents the 25th anniversary of the 1984 miner's strike. Through a series of portraits and interviews, Andy's work looks at the changing landscape since the pit closures and asks what, if anything, has replaced the void left on both the landscape the community.

Alongside his commercial work Andy is currently studying for an MA in photography at Bolton.

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