Powerful & creative imagery
the food and education made me sad.
I have always been fascinated by these ‘world of 100 people’ things, I remember spending hours thinking through the ones on a poster at church when I was 9 or so. It really, really makes some really important stuff so blindingly clear, in numbers we can understand. And it should, I hope it does, inspire us to act.
IN CONVERSATION WITH
December 9th, 7pm
Entry: £3.00 / £2.00
Please make your booking via
mac birmingham’s website.
Some Cities is creating a range of opportunities for everyone to engage with photography, in order to develop an interactive photographic archive of Birmingham, made by the people who live, work and visit the city.
As part of our programme of activities, Some Cities announces the second event in its talks schedule at mac birmingham.
In contrast to the first talk in which guest photographers discussed and explored their work, inspired and created in and around their own communities, Whipps and Bosworth share their experiences of constructing representations within environments that are alien to them.
Birmingham based photographer Stuart Whipps was awarded joint first prize at East International 2009. He is best known for his documentation of the redundant Rover works at Longbridge, in 2006 he was awarded first place in the prestigious Observer newspaper Hodge photographic prize for this body of work; and more recently for his observations of John Madin’s architectural interventions in Birmingham.
￼Whilst Whipps has experience of producing work in his hometown, more recently he has been developing bodies of work further afield in Johannesburg and Mexico.
This talk will find him sharing thoughts and experiences with fellow Photographer Daniel Bosworth, whose most recent project, sponsored by Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust, has seen him travel to the West Bank in Palestine to re-trace the route of the British partition barrier and photograph the ￼imaginary geographies where the British drew a line between East and West.
From their position of outsiders Whipps and Bosworth will examine the line that they both draw between observation and the imagined geographies of representation.
Top image: Stuart Whipps (found photograph)
Bottom image: (c) Daniel Bosworth