The Symposium: Photography (w)here?
Friday 12 March, 2pm – 6pm.

An afternoon of talks and discussion,  exploring some of the pressing issues for contemporary photographers. What new opportunities exists for  photographers? What are the pitfalls and how can we sustain our professional practices in the current economic climate? How are new photographic practices being supported and disseminated?

Symposium participants include: Malcolm Dickson (Street Level Photoworks); Patrick Henry (Open Eye Gallery); Camilla Brown (Photographers’ Gallery); Greg Hobson (National Media Museum); Marc Prust (freelance photography consultant and curator); Susanna Brown (V&A); Lauren Heinz (Foto8) and Sarah Pickering (artist/photographer). The event will be chaired by Alessandro Vincentelli (Curator, Baltic).
Admission to the symposium is free, but booking in advance is essential.

Portfolio Reviews will take place on Saturday 13 March, 9.30 – 2.30, with the following reviewers:

Camilla Brown, Senior Curator, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
Susanna Brown, Photography Curator, V&A, London
Malcolm Dickson, Director Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow
Lauren Heinz, Editor, Foto8
Patrick Henry, Director, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
Greg Hobson, Curator of Photographs, National Media Museum,
Marc Prüst, freelance photography consultant and curator, Paris
Alistair Robinson, Programme Director, NGCA, Sunderland

To book a place at the symposium or a portfolio review slots, please email

Venue: The Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SE
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