Panel Discussion with with Paul Halliday, Oliver Lang and John Comino-James

DATE: Saturday 9th December 2017
TIME: Talk at 7.00pm PROMPT

VENUE: The Old Truman Brewery
Unit 11, Dray Walk, London E1 6QL (Map)

Dray Walk is off of Brick Lane

Tickets: £10 (Advance online booking only)
45 places

LIP is delighted to invite you to a panel discussion on 'The Street Today' - Three celebrated photographers with three perspectives on what is happening in street photography today.

Paul Halliday: Course leader of Goldsmiths International MA in Photography and Urban Cultures. Paul is a photographer, filmmaker and urbanist who originally trained in photojournalism and fine art film at the London College of Communications (LCC) and Central Saint Martinís Art College. He did postgraduate studies in social anthropology, archaeology and art history at Goldsmiths College and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Paul is a practising urban photographer and has worked on a number of long-term street-based photographic projects.

Oliver Lang has been shooting street photography with an iPhone since 2008. He started teaching mobile street photography in Sydney at the Australian Centre for Photography in 2012 and since moving to London in 2013 has taught at the TATE, V&A Museum and Format Photography Festival. He has run a Selfie School at both the Tate Britain and Tate Modern and studies the use of behavioural design that has influenced the proliferation of the connected camera, and use in all forms of photography. Oliver believes that photography has transitioned from a fine art to a performance art.

John Comino-James' latest book Shout It Loud, Shout It Clear shows photographic evidence of a wide range of causes that are embraced by protestors including climate change, the replacement of Trident, the refugee crisis, the governmentís austerity policies, the on-going detention of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Israeli policy towards the Palestinian people, the Chinese repressions in Tibet, Saving the Bee, or Fracking. The Guardian critic Sean OíHagan said of John Comino-Jamesís book of 2015 A Question of England, "John Comino-Jamesís focus is wider, more reflective and underpinned by his own journey, his own shifting sense of Englishness."