This one-day symposium accompanies Museums Sheffield’s new exhibition at the Graves Gallery, Street View: Photographs of Urban Life.
Featuring images primarily drawn from Sheffield’s own photographic collection, the exhibition explores the different ways in which streets function as part of city life and how photographers have used street settings in diverse photographic genres. Visitors will discover a range of works which, in many cases, have not been exhibited for over 20 years.
The symposium will contextualise the exhibition within the broader theme of street photography and the long-term development of photography in Sheffield, as well as emphasising the importance of UK-wide photography networks to continued development and research in the field.
Speakers will include Susanna Brown (Curator, Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum), Simon Roberts (UK-based contemporary photographer), Paul Herrmann (Director, RedEye: The Photography Network and Chairman of the Photographic Collections Network), Paul Hill (UK-based photographer and Professor of Photography) and Ken Phillip (Sheffield-based photographer and former Lecturer of Photography, Sheffield Hallam University).
For further information please contact Catherine Troiano at firstname.lastname@example.org
The symposium and exhibition have been organised in partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum, made possible with Art Fund support and the assistance of the Foyle Foundation.
Image: Langdon Clay, 'Kings Inn' from the series ‘Cars’, New York, 1977. Image © Langdon Clay