NEWFOTOSCAPES: Book launch event

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Jonathan Shaw, Associate Head of the Media Department  who is also an award winning photographer and educator, has been very busy working on NEWFOTOSCAPES a multi-platform book. It was commissioned by GRAIN, The Photography Hub and Network for the West Midlands based at the Library of Birmingham as a research partnership, working in collaboration with Coventry University.

 

Photography has never been a more dominant and embedded part of contemporary culture than it is now. The net, digital technology and social media have amplified our ability to connect and build communities, and sharing and communication of images has facilitated an exponential growth in picture capture and digital distribution.

NEWFOTOSCAPES is a collection of curated texts arising from a series of in-depth conversations with key stakeholders in, and influential commentators on, photography; including: Andy Adams, Charlotte Cotton, Dewi Lewis, Mishka Henner and Stephen Mayes. Perspectives and views cover a wide range of topics such as; agencies, appropriation, archives, community, curation, governance, licensing, mobile, networked-image, open education, photobooks, power and value.

The event will include a panel discussion led by Jonathan Shaw which will explore some of the themes explored in the book. Shaw will be joined by a distinguished panel including, Pete James (Curator, Photography Collections and Co-Director of GRAIN), Katrina Sluis (Curator of Digital Programmes, The Photographers’ Gallery) and Dr. Shaun Hides (Head of Media Department, Coventry University).

For more information see:

www.newfotoscapes.org

www.grainphotographyhub.co.uk

The Library of Birmingham

Centenary Square

Birmingham B1 2ND

Emma Lambert

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