Have you heard of PhotoVoice before now? No? Well, it’s a London-based organisation that aims to empower individuals and communities from disadvantaged backgrounds to improve their circumstances—socially and economically—through photography. They organise projects the world over that brings photography to people who might otherwise not experience it. This autumn, however, they’re organising a series of lectures for the general public, and very interesting the line-up sounds, too.
Kicking off things on Tuesday 5 October at 19:30 is the fine art photographer and film-maker, Sarah Moon. Not only will Moon be talking about her experiences in and motivations for photography and film-making, but she’ll also be showing her film, Black Riding Hood.
On Thursday 11 November, Mary McCartney, the fashion, portrait, and documentary photographer will be in conversation with Robin Derrick, the Creative Director of British Vogue.
Anastasia Taylor-Lind, a bright young thing in photojournalism and documentary photography, will be flying in from her current base in Syria to round off the series. She’ll be speaking on Thursday 2 December, from 19:30.
I think that I might just bounce along to one of these.
Entry to each lecture is £10 in advance or £12 on the door. All the lectures will be held at South Place Ethical Society, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL. More information is available from PhotoVoice.