A new series of events to connect and support our Sheffield community. These dynamic sessions have been organised by Redeye members Karina Lax and Jeremy Abrahams. They will invite fellow artists from the Sheffield and South Yorkshire area to join together through presentations, workshops and networking events on an inspiring variety of subjects.
About the November Speakers
Karina Lax is a photographer from Sheffield, who studied MA Photography at London College of Communication and Interactive Arts at Manchester School of Art. She has launches her first photobook The First Day and accompanying exhibition hosted EYEYE, Division St, Sheffield on 5th October (private view on 4th October 5.30-8pm), a photographic study looking at 30 primary age school starters and their clothing, dressed for their first day of school in Sheffield, UK, photographed in August and September 2017 and 2018. Karina's interest is in human behaviour, social influence, fashion and dress, and has chosen to photograph children and their school clothing at this milestone moment as a way to initiate discourse around social conditioning, socialization and conformity as well as giving recognition to the role photographic diarising, vernacular photographic traditions and the role social media now plays in these moments.
Les Monaghan is interested in class, community, and representation. Previously a press photographer schooled in unambiguous imagery, he has deconstructed the documentary method through successive projects; staging photographs with migrants, assimilation (2006 – 2008), working with texts - the year long commission Aspirations Doncaster (2014) and the ACE funded The Desire Project (2015 - 2016), collaborating with others and re-contextualising, Relative Poverty (2016 - 2018). Works are often shown on a large scale engaging directly with the public. He was awarded the 'Social Works?' Artist commission and the Brighton Photo Fringe Participate commission in 2018.
Who is it for?
These sessions are for photographers at any stage of their career, looking to share knowledge, advice and network with others to support their practice.
These events will run 7-8.30pm, (doors open at 6.30pm) on multiple dates, see below.
Thursday 22 November 2018 - Karina Lax and Les Monaghan
Please book here or via the button below
Tuesday 19 February 2019 (Tickets will be on sale December 2018)
This event will take place at Sheffield Hallam University.
Please meet in the main reception / atrium area - ground floor of the Cantor Building on Arundel Street, S1 ( the building on the corner as it crosses Furnival Street)
From the atrium you will be guided by Redeye Volunteers to the room.
This event is free, but booking is essential. Please register via the link below. It is also possible to make a donation at the time of registering, this helps to support our future programme of events.
Image: Amount of money 'Dave' had on 28 November 2016', Balby, Doncaster by Les Monaghan