SEPN (Socially Engaged Photography Network) meet up: Failing is Learning
North West Region

SEPN is a national and inclusive network bringing organisations, photographers, community groups, academics and curators from across the country to discuss and accelerate the practice of socially engaged photography.

Following on from our regional meeting in December, the North West group demonstrated an interest in discussing the idea of 'failing'. What happens when something in a socially engaged project doesn't go to plan? Is this 'failing' or is it in fact more a process of learning about this practice. More often than not we forget to discuss these aspect of our projects but there is so much to gain from reflecting upon unexpected journeys and outcomes.

North West cultural hosts Redeye Photography Network and Open Eye Gallery are delighted to host the next regional meet up on Tuesday 5th May, 5 - 6.40pm.

The discussion will be facilitated by Open Eye Gallery's Head of Engagement Liz Wewiora with case studies from SEPN members Celine Marchbank, Rob Parkinson and Gary Bratchford.


5pm - 5.15pm introductions and tech check
5.15pm - Gary presentation
5.30pm - Robert presentation
5.40pm - Questions
5.50pm break
6pm - Celine presentation
6.10pm - final questions and discussion


Who is it for?

This meeting is for members of the Socially Engaged Photography Network, or open any photographers with an interest in socially engaged practice who are considering joining the SEPN. Meetings are usually regional, however as this event will be online anyone from any region with an interest in this topic is welcome to join.


Tuesday 5th May from 5 - 6:40pm.


Online! You will need an internet connection and a computer, smartphone or tablet. We will be using Zoom for the call and you will be able to join in without creating an account, although if you have an older browser you might find that downloading the app will help it to run more smoothly.


This event is free, please register so we can send you the meeting link and password. Please note that registration will close at 10am on Tuesday 5th May.


Image from the North East SEPN meet up, November 2019, at Newbridge Project.

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