The lineup of speakers has been curated around the latest releases and to hold conversations around important themes in photography today, including climate change, and how we can create spaces for dialogue using photography.
SATURDAY 07 OCT
11.00am / Alicia Bruce
Alicia Bruce will talk about her new photobook I Burn but I am Not Consumed, presenting a portrait of a the extraordinary people in conflict with Donald Trump, who stood up to money, power and bullying to save their land and home from a compulsory purchase order (CPO).
12.00pm / Lua Ribeira
Magnum Photos’ Lua Ribeira will talk about her photobook Subida al Cielo (Ascent into Heaven), published by Dalpine. This is Lua’s first monograph and features five series created between 2016 and 2020.
2.00pm / Stop laughing – This is England, Henri Cartier-Bresson film screening, with François Hebel and Martin Parr
François Hebel – curator of photography and previous director of the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris and Arles Photography festival – will join Martin Parr for a special screening of Stop laughing – This is England. The film will be followed by a discussion and questions from the floor.
3.30pm / Bindi Vora in conversation with Fiona Rogers
Curator and photographic artist Bindi Vora will be joined by Fiona Rogers for a conversation around her photobook, Mountain of Salt. The early iterations of the work, an expansive series of text-based collage works comprising found photographs and digital shape collages, explored society at a time in which the use and consumption of language – however fragmented, misinformed, measured or rhetorical – carried such weight.
4.30pm / Janine Wiedel in association with BJP & Bluecoat Press
BOP partners with BJP and Bluecoat Press for an artist talk with Janine Wiedel. Janine will discuss her newest photobook, Vulcan’s Forge, which presents Janine’s documentation of West Midlands industry in the 1970s.
SUNDAY 08 OCT
11.15am / Abbie Trayler-Smith
Abbie Trayler-Smith will give an artist talk on Kiss it!, her new photobook, which results from a long-term collaboration between herself and Shannon, a young woman living with obesity.
12.15pm / Tony O’Shea in conversation with Tracy Marshall-Grant
Tony O’Shea will be joined by Tracy Marshall-Grant for a conversation on Tony’s documentary photography shot around Ireland, with a focus on his new photobook, Kingdom of Hounds.
2.30pm / Chris Hoare and Moses McKenzie
Bristol based photographer Chris Hoare will be joined by writer Moses McKenzie for an artist talk on Seven Hills, Chris’s new photobook, published by RRB Photobooks, 2023
3.30pm / Ian Berry
Magnum Photos’ Ian Berry will give a talk around his new photobook, Water. This publication brings together images taken over the course of 15 years as Ian travelled the globe to document the inextricable links between landscape, life and water.
07 – 08 OCT 2023
held in The RPS Auditorium
£5 / regular
£3 / MPF members
£3 / students