What: ?The Crossing?, one-day artist development seminar
Who: Various photographers
When: 23 October 2010, 11am-6pm
Where: Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6AB
Details: ?The Crossing? is a one-day event that follows the theme of the 2010 Rhubarb International Festival of Photography and takes a look at the shifting terrain of the contemporary image world and what will be necessary for photographers to embrace to fulfill their creative aspirations and goals. Speakers include Michelle Sank, David Birkitt, Simon Roberts, Christian Payne, David White and Benjamin Chesterton.
The programme will discuss concerns, such as future funding and commissioning; the impact of social engagement on the print market; the overlaps between commercial, documentary and fine art; the demise of the white wall gallery and the rise of the virtual showcase.
The Crossing asks one question ? are you going to stay where you are, live in the past, or cross over into the new world offered to photographers through technology, tenacity and a mind shift around what is possible and how it can be achieved?