Interrogations, tactics and strategies in the development of a long-term photographic project with Paul Halliday, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Part of 'Curating Development' - Autumn Term Seminar Series 2017
Paul Halliday’s talk will focus on the monumental task of developing and making sense of a large urban photographic archive made over twenty years. He is in the final stages of putting together the ‘images that sing’ – that is an edit of photographs that have an ethnographic poesis that speaks to his interests and concerns as an artist, researcher and urbanist. In this session, Paul will explore how his working methods have shifted over the years, how photographic practice is increasingly informed by anthropology, sociology and geography, and he will speak about how he approached creating Interrogation Room, an exhibition of his work-in-progress at Deptford Old Police Station as part of UrbanPhotoFest 2017.
About the speaker
Paul Halliday is a photographer, film-maker and urbanist who originally trained in photojournalism and fine art film at the London College of Communications (LCC) and Central Saint Martin’s Art College. He also studied social anthropology, archaeology and art history at Goldsmiths College and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. He has worked on a number of long-term photographic projects including a twenty-year project about London’s streets and public places, a project focusing on urban objects and materialities, and a recently completed project about global spaces and the collapse of geographic certainty.
He has given talks about his work at Tate Modern and Tate Britain, the ICA, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Photographers’ Gallery, the Horniman Museum, and the Norwegian National Film School. His professional experience includes directing a Channel 4 documentary about the far-right in London, local government media consultancies, arts consultancies, and museum commissions. He is a former media adviser at the British Refugee Council, and currently creative director of UrbanPhotoFest (http://www.urbanphotofest.org) and a director of the Urban Photographers Association (http://www.urbanphotographers.org). Paul is Course Leader of the MA Photography and Urban Cultures in Goldsmiths Sociology Department.
Dates & times
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|13 Dec 2017||3:00pm - 5:00pm|
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