Newsletter - The Photographers` Gallery

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GREECE. Athens. 2003. Muzaffar "Alex" Jafari writes about his journey on foot from Afghanistan to Greece via Iran. Now Alex is in school and supports himself by working in a call center. © Jim Goldberg / Magnum Photos

Call for proposals for Open Listen

Open Listen is a weekend of performances responding to our exhibition Jim Goldberg: Open See, taking place Sat 16 & Sun 17 January.

These responses may take many forms including spoken word, music, poetry, performance, film and photography. With each act given up to 20 minutes to perform.

If you would like to submit an idea for this event, please download a form, or contact the Information Desk.

Deadline for submissions is Mon 11 January.



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PhotoSocial [11] Photography can never be site-specific! Thu 7 Jan 18.30 - 21.00

Join us at our bar night showcasing photography, with music, debate and diversion.

Is all photography by its very nature site-specific? Or, does any meaningful definition of the term site-specific necessarily exclude the photographic image?

This PhotoSocial's motion - Photography can never be site-specific! - will be argued for by Duncan Wooldridge, artist and lecturer, and against by Richard Parry, Assistant Curator, Hayward Gallery.

Organised by The Photographers' Gallery with the independent curatorRose Lejeune.

Free, no book



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Welcome, 2008 Courtesy Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo © Sara Ramo

Exhibition tour of Sara Ramo:  Movable Planes Sat 9 Jan 15.00

Join Camilla Brown, Senior Curator, The Photographers' Gallery, for a tour of Sara Ramo: Movable Planes.

This is a chance to see the second installation of Movable Planes,where the domestic spaces in Ramo's collages, video and photography take on a life of their own. Open doors ooze clothing and milk, and black balloons drift. In another piece the artist unpacks a seemingly bottomless suitcase...

Free, just turn up



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Café Scientifique Lost in Translation Tue 12 Jan 19.00

Join Professor Usha Goswami, Cambridge University, for a discussion about how we process written communication in foreign languages.

£5.00/ £3.50 concs. Ticket includes a free beer

To book call the Information Desk on +44 (0)845 262 1618 or emailinfo@photonet.org.uk



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Reading Group Writing and Difference Thu 14 Jan 18.30

Join Harriet Riches, Kingston University, to discuss Writing and Difference, a collection of early essays by Jacques Derrida.

Free, just turn up

This book is available from our Bookshop, at the special price of £9.99



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Submit your photos to our public gallery

Inspired by our exhibition Jim Goldberg: Open See, we've asked people to contribute their stories and photographs on the theme An Idea of Homeusing Flickr.

Some our favourites from this open submission can be seen in a public gallery on our website.

If you'd like to submit your own image and text, visitwww.flickr.com/groups/anideaofhome.

Deadline for submissions is Sun 31 January



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For any other queries please contact us on 0845 262 1618, emailinfo@photonet.org.uk, or visit www.photonet.org.uk



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Opportunity from Source magazine

Publication Opportunity Days

Source photographic magazine will be scheduling a series of meetings with photographers at the venues below to view new work for consideration for publication.

Please follow submission guidelines at www.source.ie Only eight meetings will be arranged per venue following a selection of pre-submitted material.

Saturday 13th March 2010 at Rivington Place, London
Submissions by Fri 26 February

Sunday 28th March 2010 at Impressions Gallery, Bradford
Submissions by Thu 11 March



Newsletter

Tue 5 January 2010

Happy New Year!

We'd like to start this year with you involved. Are you a musician or photographer? Interested in performing your spoken word or poetry? Then send us your proposal now for Open Listen, a weekend of performances inspired by Jim Goldberg's current exhibition.

Read on for more on this and events including our regular PhotoSocial, Café Sci and Reading Group, a free Exhibition Tour and a great opportunity from Source magazine...



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