Urban Photo Fest explores themes relating to the city, in particular, notions of movement and urban change and is run by artists, theorists and researchers and includes a conference, a master-class, workshops, exhibitions and walks. The Festival will take place over 5 days in venues across London and Brighton.
The festival kicks off with the annual Urban Encounters conference -Movement/Mobilities/Migration, which examines and reflects on the nature of the ebb and flow of city life. The conference, held at Tate Britain, will include a keynote address on 24th October by artist and academic Xavier Ribas.
Other highlights of the festival include photographer and former President of Magnum, Peter Marlow hosting a Visual Storytelling master-class; In addition, exhibitions during UPF include ‘Movement’ (Silverprint Gallery), the inaugural exhibition from members of the Association of Urban Photographers and ‘Habitus’ (Menier Gallery), an exhibition by Goldsmiths students on the MA Photography and Urban Cultures course. A third exhibition, ‘Close to Nowhere’ (Greenwich Gallery), a 10 year photographic project by Paul Halliday, Creative Director of Urban Photo Fest will close the festival.
For further information on the festival programme, please visit the website at www.urbanphotofest.org/
For information and booking for the Urban Encounters Conference http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/conference/urban-encounters-2014-movementsmobilitiesmigrations
Enquiries on the festival contact PR and Marketing Co-ordinator June Cadogan. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07919 386116