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Playful Practice: Tamzin Forster

Spring, Tamzin Forster

 

The importance of the arts in our everyday lives has become even more apparent after our time spent in lockdowns. In this series of blog posts Redeye hears from photographers who take pictures for the joy of it, in particular looking at how photography can improve our wellbeing and be beneficial for our mental health. If you would like to submit your work to this series please get in touch at chat@redeye.org.uk

 

Three images stacked on top of each other. The top image shows yellow curling leaves on a branch with the sun behind them. The second image shows an ivy leaf also illuminated by light behind it. The bottom image shows some twirling green grass strands close up with a black background.

European Photo Festivals 2022

After nearly two decades of growth, when every city wanted a photography festival as a relatively straightforward way of bringing in visitors and culture, and smart photographers realised the potential rewards of getting involved, what does 2022 bring? Is this year a return to something like normal? A crucial test to see if festivals can keep ahead in an era of pandemics and climate change? Perhaps a flowering of new ideas and liaisons for people desperate for warmth and connection after two years of lockdown - “the roaring 20s”? 

Image of people browsing book stands at Polycopies book fair during Paris Photo 2021.

An interview with Marge Bradshaw - socially engaged documentary and portrait Photographer

Marge Bradshaw is a socially engaged* documentary and portrait photographer interested in people, place, and heritage. She uses a mixture of photography and ethnographic research to share the stories of participants; often giving a platform for voices in communities who are sometimes not heard by politicians or policy makers. She collaborates with participants to produce ‘useful art’ which intends to encourage debate or raise the profile of societal issues that are important to them.

Barrie, a part time farmer stands in a field with long grass coming up to his knees. There is a big oak tree behind him. Barrie wears grey overalls and has his hands in his pockets, staring into the distance. The sky is cloudy.

Playful Practice: Carole Olaïzola

The importance of the arts in our everyday lives has become even more apparent after our time spent in lockdowns. In this series of blog posts Redeye hears from photographers who take pictures for the joy of it, in particular looking at how photography can improve our wellbeing and be beneficial for our mental health. If you would like to submit your work to this series please get in touch at chat@redeye.org.uk

The silhouette of a person standing on the edge of a dock, looking at the sea.

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Image from the 2019 Redeye event Fail Early, Fail Often, photographed by Mark Harvey

 

Playful Practice: Beth Clark

The importance of the arts in our everyday lives has become even more apparent after our time spent in lockdowns. In this new series of blog posts Redeye hears from photographers who take pictures for the joy of it, in particular looking at how photography can improve our wellbeing and be beneficial for our mental health. If you would like to submit your work to this series please get in touch at chat@redeye.org.uk

 

Two colour imagess of a woodland floor covered in bluebells. The image on the left is of the whole forest, the image on the right is a close up of one bluebell.

Making the most of Redeye membership

Are you a member of Redeye and looking to get paid work as a photographer? Or are you considering Redeye membership and wondering what the benefits are? If so, read on; this page is about maximising your chances of being offered work through your membership.

Redeye members' garden gathering

NFTs expanded: what are the possibilities?

Geoff Brokate, Photographer and Project Manager at Agora, gives us an update on the world of NFTs, explaining future possibilites and uses. 

Image by Hikari Otsuka from The World We Want showing a circle of hands touching

The ins and outs of Mentoring - how can it help Photographers?

Zoe Whishaw, photographed by Emily Hancock

 

Mentoring can be so beneficial in progressing careers, working towards goals or getting a second opinion on work. But if you have never taken part in mentoring before you may not know if it is right for you or what to expect. So we have asked Zoe Whishaw to share some information about the mentoring experience to help clear up any questions you may have. Here, Zoe tells us about mentoring sessions, sharing how it works, what photographers can expect and how they can prepare for a meeting.

 

A Portrait of Zoe Whishaw. Zoe is positioned slightly to the left of the image, looking out of the frame towards the right. Zoe has short dark hair pushed behind her ears and is wearing glasses and a grey turtleneck jumper.

Playful Practice: Nikki Culley

Image: Nikki Culley - Magic Mushrooms

The importance of the arts in our everyday lives has become even more apparent after our time spent in lockdowns. In this new series of blog posts Redeye hears from photographers who take pictures for the joy of it, in particular looking at how photography can improve our wellbeing and be beneficial for our mental health. If you would like to submit your work to this series please get in touch at chat@redeye.org.uk

 

A still like image of two red-capped mushrooms laying down on a sage green background. There is also a small branch from a plant positioned behind them.
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