Visualising the New East

Join us to kick off the New East Photo Weekend with a panel discussion chaired by Calvert 22 Foundation’s Creative Director Ekow Eshun on how to go beyond outdated images of Eastern Europe and create new visual representations of an underexplored region.

The discussion will be preceded by a drinks and networking reception, with doors opening from 4pm for registration. You will also have the chance to participate in an exclusive guided tour of the New East Photo Prize Exhibition led by Calvert 22 Foundation’s Programme Manager, Will Strong.

Speakers include:

Ekow Eshun – Award-winning journalist and broadcaster. Creative Director of Calvert 22 Foundation, former director of the ICA London

Alexander Gronsky – Internationally acclaimed photographer, recipient of the Aperture Portfolio Prize and the World Press Photo 3rd place award for Daily Life stories

Steve Macleod – Founder and director of Metro Imaging, the leading photography production company, one of the most recognised photographic practitioners in the UK

Michał Sierakowski – Award-winning Polish photographer born in 1992, based in Warsaw, and a student at the University of Arts in Poznań, Poland.


4pm – Registration, exhibition tour and drinks reception

6:30pm – Panel discussion

The discussion is part of the New East Photo Weekend, taking place from 2 – 3 December, and complements the 2016 New East Photo Prize Exhibition, on display from 4 Nov – 18 Dec. More info here.