PUBLIC  EVENTS

The festival will include an ongoing year-round public programme of talks, workshops, masterclasses and events with local, national and international artists and professionals. Additional activities may be added in the next months.

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Film programme

Watershed Cinemas | June - Oct (TBC).

Full details will be announced in April

 

From Photography to Cinematography

“Images shouldn’t be only a pleasing pictorial aesthetic but a projection of the emotions that the characters discover in themselves” Ed Lachman, cinematographer 

A series of screenings and events which will explore the creative relationship between the still and the moving image. Many cinematographers work with or incorporate still image influences into their filmmaking. This programme will feature the film work of cinematographers like Ed Lachman (The Virgin Suicides, Carol) Hélène Louvart (Rocks, Happy as Lazzaro) and Seamus McGarvey (The Hours, We Need To Talk About Kevin) to examine their photographic influences and inspirations.

 

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© Vanley Burke. Siffa Sound System, playing the Carnival, Handsworth Park. 1983

SYMPOSIUM 

'Inclusive Collaboration:  Commitment to Change'

ONLINE | May 21 2020

Full details will be announced in April.

 

The Symposium 'Inclusive Collaboration: Commitment to Change’, aims to demonstrate the diversity of practitioners within the photographic community. The keynote speaker is Vanley Burke, and other confirmed speakers include Joy Gregrory,  Dexter McLean, David Constantine, Joanne Coates, Kirsty MacKay, and Dr Shawn Sobers. Produced by Jennie Ricketts. There will be a second symposium in autumn 2021.

© Vanley Burke. Siffa Sound System, playing the Carnival, Handsworth Park. 1983

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© Vik Shirley

Photo-Poetry Surfaces

ONLINE | June 17, 2021.

Full details will be announced in April

 

As part of the Bristol Photo Festival, the photo-poetry activities (organized by David Solo, Astra Papachristodoulou and Paul Hawkins) will be exploring and presenting a range of photo-poetic works. The program will map out the range of combinations in photo-poetic works (and sometimes going outside the lines), exhibit a selection of current examples, and present mixed media presentations of the work. There will also be a series of conversations about the nature of such collaborations, how such material may be “read” and looking at ways to assess or evaluate it.

© Vik Shirley

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© Vic Shirley

 
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© THE CAGE. Civil Press 2075

Critical Eye Launch

ONLINE | September 2021

Full details announced in July

 

This launch event will introduce the Critical Eye: Visual Archives for Education platform, a long-term project in collaboration with IC Visual Lab that aims to bring artists, museums, visual archives and schools together to develop critical thinking through images. Some of the members of the team and guests will discuss the aims, goals and road map for this project.

 

© THE CAGE. 2075: Civil Press

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Artists talks

ONLINE / OFFLINE

Full details will be announced in April

 

A programme of online/offline talks with some of the photographers, curators and artists included in this inaugural edition in collaboration with some of the venue partners and other organizations.

 

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Symposium

Revised: Crisis & Critique

ONLINE | September 2021

Full details announced in July

 

In the current health, economic and environmental crisis, what role does culture, and in particular photography, play? Is it only of cultural use? Why do we need a cultural response to the collapse of our world? If something is of cultural use, what use is that? This symposium will explore the questions that sustain the work of artists, cultural agents, collectives and institutions in times where culture is not considered an essential activity. A hybrid event combining online and social media discussions will help us produce an outline to debate future strategies to understand the potential of culture, and photography, in a critical time. 

 
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BOP 19 © BOP, produced by the Martin Parr Foundation and the Royal Photographic Society

BOP 19 © BOP, produced by the Martin Parr Foundation and the Royal Photographic Society

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Bookfair

October 22-24 2021 | Venue: Paintworks Event Space

Full details announced in the Summer

 

BOP 21 @ Bristol Photo Festival. The annual BOP – Books on Photography - festival will be held this year in collaboration with Bristol Photo Festival. It will bring together a wide-ranging group of UK and European photobook publishers and booksellers, providing an opportunity for book lovers, photographers and collectors to seek out new books directly from publishers and artists. BOP 21 @ Bristol Photo Festival will include a programme of talks from photographers, book signings, along with great coffee and food. The event will be held at, and is supported by Paintworks Event Space.

BOP is produced by the Martin Parr Foundation and the Royal Photographic Society.

 
 
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BOP 19 © BOP, produced by the Martin Parr Foundation and the Royal Photographic Society

© Ken Grant

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Auction

Oct 24, 2021 | Venue: Paintworks Gallery Space (TBC)

Full details will be announced in the Summer

Bristol Photo Festival brings a secret Photo-Auction to the city of Bristol. This celebratory event offers the chance to purchase unique photographic works by established and up and coming photographers for affordable prices. Lucky buyers will have a unique chance to buy an original photograph for an affordable price while supporting the Bristol Photo Festival. 

 

© Ken Grant

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