Landskrona Foto Festival
Landskrona Foto Festival: Re:Think Photography Educators Conference
13-14 September 2018
Photo: Director, John Fleetwood, was the guest presenter at Re:Think, Photography Educators Conference at the Landskrona Foto Festival, Sweden, with Lotte Sprengers (Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL) and moderator, Rebecca Simons (Independent curator and educator, FI). He also participated as a reviewer for the Landskrona Festival Portfolio Reviews.
“A new culture of producing and consuming photographs is in place, challenging the profession of photographer as we once knew it. This is a confusing yet exciting moment, a time to re-think the need for and use of photography. How do we adapt to these changes, and how do we teach photography to the next generation?”
Fleetwood’s presentation focused on themes of copying and appropriation as a way of creatively thinking about where photography is, currently, globally. He showed examples of South African and African photographers who use strategies of appropriation and re-appropriation in their work as a political-identity statement. Fleetwood presented the photography work of Zanele Muholi, Jody Brand (democraSEE 2 recipient), Georges Senga (democraSEE 1 recipient), Jansen van Staden and, he discussed the politics of aesthetic and sound re-appropriation by the queer Qgom South African performance duo, FAKA.
In a more general presentation, Fleetwood spoke about Photo:’s projects: democraSEE, 10:10, 10:Queer and Platform Africa (Aperture Magazine). Fleetwood spoke about his history as director of the Market Photo Workshop (2002-15) and he discussed important past projects, which foregrounded shifts for photography as social practice in a Southern African context.
Landskrona Foto Festival Portfolio Review
15-16 September 2018
The Portfolio Review hoped to connect emerging talents with curators, gallerists, publishers, festival directors, editors, and of course, allow them to establish working relationships among themselves. John Fleetwood was invited to be on the board of reviewers for the Landskrona Portfolio Review, alongside Irina Chmyreva (Russia), Monica Allende (Spain), Karen Irvine (US). During the portfolio review sessions, emerging photographers have the opportunity to showcase their work to international professionals in the photography world and receive one-on-one feedback.
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Posted 17 Sep 2018