This one-day symposium coincides with the exhibition at Gallery Oldham, curated by photographer Ian Beesley, exploring the north of England as a photographic subject.
Saturday 15th May 10am- 4pm
Â£15 including refreshments, lunch and a tour of the exhibition
To book contact:
Gallery Oldham, Cultural Quarter, Greaves Street, Oldham Ol1 1AL
T: 0161 770 4653 E: galleryOldham@Oldham.gov.uk www.galleryoldham.org.uk
Chaired by Paul Herrmann, Director of Redeye, the Photography Network
Born in Kersal, North Salford, and moved to Manchester at the age of two.
Her photography began in the early sixties with a compulsion to record â€œthe face of a people at a time when their homes were being demolished and they were being uprooted due to a huge 'slum' clearance programme.â€
She has worked as an industrial photographer, a freelance writer and photographer on various magazines, books and newspapers, and as a lecturer at Salford College of Art and Manchester Polytechnic. Her work on Salford â€œStreets & Spaces Urban photography was published in 2000 by the Lowry Press.
Born Bradford West Yorkshire.
Began photographing in the 1970s the demise of the textile trade, this has developed into a longitudinal socio-political study of the demise of industry and its effects on society. He is the course leader for the MA in photography at the University of Bolton. Nominated for the Fellow in Photography at the National Media Museum in 2008, he is currently working with the poet Ian McMillan on a number of projects including â€œThe Driftâ€ an exhibition and book about one of the last coal mines in the Yorkshire coalfield.
Born Bradford West Yorkshire
is a senior lecturer in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales Newport. He has, for the last twenty years, had a deliberately varied photographic career. He has exhibited widely, both Nationally and Internationally, and his work has been included in many major survey exhibitions of British Photography, the most recent being â€˜How We Areâ€™ photographing Britain, at Tate Britain in 2007. He has published two books, I Can Helpâ€™ and â€˜Flogging A Dead Horseâ€™. Both Cornerhouse Books publications.
Born in Leeds
is Northern editor of the Guardian. His latest book True North rather than dwell on a Bennett-esque, Billy Liar and Satanic Mills pastiche of northern England he aims to provide a more balanced view of the region.
Subtitled In Praise of England's Better Half, it's a personal analysis of a corner of the country which boasts breathtaking countryside, dynamic industry, high culture, community spirit and a very real multi-cultural, cosmopolitan lifestyle.
1000 tea and coffee
1015 Welcome and intro
1030 Ian Beesley: Those dark satanic mills
1100 Shirley Baker: Streets & Spaces urban photography.
1130 Paul Reas: Representation of the working classes.
1200 Martin Wainwright: The true north.
1230 Q & A
1400 Guided tour of exhibition
(1500 FA cup final - albeit an all-southern affair)