We’ll begin with a curator’s tour of the exhibition Family Values: Polish Photography Now, the first major exhibition dedicated to Polish photography in the UK, which amplifies themes of identity, home and family in the context of social and political change.
The tour will be followed by a print swap introduced by photographer Owen Harvey, an award-winning subculture and documentary photographer who has exhibited in London and Shanghai whose work has been featured in Vogue Italia, the BBC and British Journal of Photography. The print swap’s theme is “Rediscovered Photographs”, inspired by the work of the photographers in the Family Values exhibition.
A group career review session with Owen Harvey and Kate O’Neill, Marketing and Partnerships Manager at Metro Imaging, will follow the print swap.
Finally, you’ll have the chance to participate in one-on-one portfolio review sessions with Liza Premiyak, Managing Editor of The Calvert Journal, and Hannah Zafiropoulos, Assistant Curator at Calvert 22 Foundation.
Entry is free, but attendees must bring along one of their own photographic prints that fits the theme “Rediscovered Photographs”. It can be an image from their own personal archive of work; one that never made the final cut for a series or project; one that had been forgotten about; a mistake (happy or otherwise) that was kept regardless; or a photograph that otherwise fits the theme.
Your photo can be as large or as small as you like, but we recommend prints around 10″ x 8″ or 10″ x 12″ in size.
Your photo can be an already existing print, or you can order one via Metro Imaging Self-Service and receive 20% off any print size. A discount code will be provided to you once you book your place. You can order your prints here.
There are a limited number of spaces, so be sure to book your place.
About the exhibition
Family Values: Polish Photography Now is a unique season of photography and events examining Polish visual culture from the second part of the 20th century and the current creative landscape of a nation with deep historical and emotional links to the UK.
At the centre of the season sits the first exhibition devoted to Polish photography in the UK, which amplifies themes of identity, home and family in the context of social and political change to explore how individual freedoms are found within the confines of the home, and how the domestic serves as a trope for the artistic exploration of different, darker questions concerning identity.
At its heart will be a presentation of the work of Zofia Rydet (1911 – 1997), a photographer much admired in Poland who is now coming to wide international prominence. Her work has never been seen in the UK.
In the exhibition, images by Zofia Rydet will be presented alongside contemporary Polish artists exploring similar topics in their work: Józef Robakowski, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Weronika Gęsicka, Aneta Bartos and Adam Palenta.
Exhibition curated by Kate Bush.
More information on the exhibition here.
Exhibition open to the public:
25 May – 22 Jul 2018
Wed – Sun, 12pm – 6pm