We had a great time at the London Art Fair last week, meeting lots of interesting people and promoting our work. Our stand was busy throughout, and we received really positive feedback from the gallery of images showcasing projects from our history.
We were also lucky enough to be joined for a panel discussion by Mike Sheil, a photographer whose series ‘Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace 14-18‘ has been seen by over 2.1 million people, Jenny Matthews, acclaimed documentary photographer and author of the book and exhibition ‘Women and War‘, and Simon Baker, curator of photography and international art at the Tate, whose current exhibition ‘Conflict, Time, Photography‘ is described as ‘a diverse and poignant journey through over 150 years of conflict around the world, since the invention of photography.”
The panel discussed the role of photography and war, and each of the presentations highlighted a different approach to the topic. The questions from the audience were varied, and often challenging (“does a documentary war photographer have to declare themselves an artist to be taken seriously?”), and our allocated time ran out all too quickly.
We were also able to catch up with some of our friends and supporters, including photographer Tim Flach, the lovely people at Photoworks, and the wonderful organisers of the show itself, who are always a delight to work with.
PhotoVoice members were able to attend the fair for free – just one of the many benefits of membership, so if you want to join us next year, why not sign up and get early notice of these and various other activities taking place throughout the year?