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Symposium: The State of Photography - 23 January 2015

The State of Photography symposium will take place at the Library of Birmingham on 23 January 2015. It will explore, debate and review how photographers and photography practice develops, responds and thrives in the current challenging times. During the Symposium we will hear from the perspective of the photographer,  Artist, curator, festival director, agent and publisher. With a focus on innovation and sustainability speakers will convey what it takes to not only survive but to expand and thrive. The day will explore and celebrate self-initiated projects and entrepreneurialism by hearing from a range of photographic projects that are current and at the cutting edge of photography now.

The State of Photography Symposium will form the culmination of 2 years of the GRAIN project and will bring together practitioners and professionals from the sector to talk about the artform and current climate, to present questions and challenging new ideas, as well as offering advice and talking about positive approaches to influence change, encourage leadership and growth.     

Speakers include:
- Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
- David Birkett
- Tim Clark
- Ángel Luis González
- Louise Clements
- Uncertain States Magazine
- Lara Ratnaraja 
- Karen Newman
- Paul Herrmann
- Faye Claridge
- Peta Murphy-Burke  

Prices
Early Bird Concession (until 31 December): £15 / Early Bird Standard: £18
Concession: £18 / Standard: £22

Tickets are available through eventbrite for more details click here

Image: Martin Parr at DMB, Magnum

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