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Events and Exhibitions

London Art Fair 16th – 20th January 2013

PhotoVoice is back at the London Art Fair on the 16th – 20th January 2013
Don’t miss our panel debate on Wednesday 16th Jan at 12pm:

Mirror to the Soul: Empathy through photography
More info

We are delighted to be back and participating again at the London Art Fair in January 2013

London Art Fair16 - 20 January 2013
Business Design Centre
Islington, N1
Tickets £12.00 online / £16 on the door

As a Friend of PhotoVoice, you can purchase two day tickets for the price of one until 31 December, saving you £17 on what you will pay on the door for a pair of tickets. Enter code LAF358 when booking your 241 tickets here



PhotoVoice will be exhibiting a selection of photographs from our travelling exhibition Photo Voices “Sharing Lives, Opening Eyes” that was showcased at Rich Mix in October and was part of the Perugia Social Photo Fest, Perugia, Italy in November earlier this year.

PhotoVoice is also hosting a panel debate at the fair on Wednesday 16th January from 12 - 1pm. Entrance to the debate is free with the admission of your London Art Fair ticket, but you must book your place to attend

Mirror To The Soul: Empathy Through Photography
Wedensday 16th Januray
12pm - 1pm
Admission: Free with LAF ticket, Booking Essential

Does photography have unique qualities that help us to see things from other people’s perspectives or feel an emotional connection with situations or people that other art forms cannot create?
This 1 hour discussion will look at approaches taken by different photographers and practitioners to use photography as a way to connect people across distances, convey sensitive or personal issues, and prompt a sense of involvement in situations that are alien to the audience.

Speakers:
Chair: Matt Daw, Projects Manager, PhotoVoice
Spencer Rowell, Photographer and Founding Editor of Uncertain States Newspaper
Helen Cammock, Project Manager of Having Our Say Too project with sexually exploited young people, and former Director of the Brighton Fringe Festival
Del Loewenthal, Photographer and Professor of Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Roehampton
Laura Pannack, Photographer

Matt Daw is projects Manager at PhotoVoice and has over 7 years of experience designing and delivering participatory photography projects to amplify the voices of marginalized and issue-affected communities worldwide.

Spencer Rowell’s images aim to peel back the many layers, and the narrative of the past, to reveal hidden knowledge that exists within us all. By incorporating his study of psychodynamic theory with his art and by articulating often dark lonely spaces, he moves between the figurative and the abstract, maintaining a sense of disturbance that emanates from the work.
Spencer is also a Co-Founder of Uncertain States, a collective of fine art photographers who have come together to develop and expand their photographic practice. Together they publish a newspaper which offers a platform for other lens based artists to show and write about their latest projects.

Helen Cammock is an artist and experienced arts facilitator and Project Manager for PhotoVoice. She was previously Co-Director of Brighton Photo Fringe for four years. Helen is passionate about supporting and promoting diversity in all the work she does and is committed to designing projects and programmes that challenge and address these issues. She studied Sociology BA at University of Sussex and worked for 12 years designing and delivering social support projects for adults and young people before completing a BA in Photography at the University of Brighton in 2008 and an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art in 2011.
Helen is currently managing PhotoVoice’s Having Our Say Too project with young people with experience of, or at risk of, sexual exploitation. Through this project young people are supported to explore their experiences and contribute to the dialogue around sexual exploitation by offering their perspectives on the issues involved.

Laura Pannack is a London based Photographer whose art focuses on social documentary and portraiture, and seeks to explore the complex relationship between subject and photographer.
Her work has been extensively exhibited and published both in the UK and internationally, and in 2010 Laura received first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards. She has also won and been shortlisted for several other awards including The Sony World Photography Awards, The Magenta foundation and Lucies IPA.
Laura is driven by research led self-initiated projects. In her own words, she does all she can “to understand the lives of those captured, and to present them creatively”. She is a firm believer that “time, trust and understanding is the key to portraying subjects truthfully”, and as such, many of her projects develop over several years. Her particular approach allows a genuine connection to exist between sitter and photographer, which in turn elucidates the intimacy of these very human exchanges. Her images aim to suggest the shared ideas and experiences that are entwined in each frame that she shoots. Laura largely shoots with a film camera on her personal projects, allowing her process to be organic rather than being predefined by fixed ideas, thus removing additional pressure on the sitter.

Del Loewenthal is a Professor of Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton and has worked in Departments of Psychology, Education and Management. He works internationally as well as being in private practice in Wimbledon and Brighton, and he has been involved in providing individual and group counselling and psychotherapy for over thirty years. Del also has a degree in photography and besides taking photographs corporately, at weddings, publicity stills, is currently involved in the therapeutic use of photographs in organisations, prisons and individual and group therapy.

For more information and to book tickets please visit the LAF website. We look forward to seeing you there!