Developing photographic practice in the North East of England

Kuba Ryniewicz, Fantasy Photo Studio

Kuba Ryniewicz, Fantasy Photo Studio

In Autumn 2015, Photographic artist Kuba Ryniewicz was commissioned to develop Fantasy Photo-Studio, a city centre pop-up for the Sunderland2021 launch weekend. The vision was to create a humorous and …

Julian Germain, Newborns

Julian Germain, Newborns

To coincide with the launch of Sunderland’s intention to bid for UK City of Culture 2021, Julian Germain photographed babies born on Wearside in the summer of 2015.  As representatives …

Mark Curran, The Economy of Appearances

Mark Curran, The Economy of Appearances

Commissioned by Nooderlicht Photofestival 2015 and NEPN.   ‘The Economy of Appearances by Mark Curran is an elaboration of his long-term ethnographically informed transnational research project, THE MARKET, focusing on the functioning …

Julian Germain, Mother’s Grief

Julian Germain, Mother’s Grief

The Great North Passion Commission Julian Germain’s work often pays homage to what might be termed popular photography, in particular the family pictures and snapshots that we routinely make as …

Simon Roberts, The Social: Landscapes of Leisure

Simon Roberts, The Social: Landscapes of Leisure

Extending his exploration of the English social landscape, Simon Roberts worked on a major commission for The Social: Encountering Photography. A series of large-scale colour photographs, made in various locations throughout …

Stuart Whipps, Recorded Amendments

Stuart Whipps, Recorded Amendments

Stuart Whipps’ video commission Recorded Amendments: The Carboniferous Epoch (2013) examines how Britain’s new towns – built during the optimism of post-war Britain – have become landscapes of either mass consumption or …

Photographer Talk: Rasel Chowdhury

NEPN is pleased to welcome Rasel Chowdhury to Newcastle to speak about his photographic practice on Wednesday 12 October at 6.30pm at the Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SE. The talk …

NEPN Graduate Awards 2016

We would like to congratulate graduates Lydia Wakelam and Dreana Bulmer-Thompson who have each been awarded an NEPN Graduate Award 2016.  The awards are selected and awarded in partnership with …

DEVELOP International Travel Bursaries Awarded

Image: From the series, Under My Pillow ©Karolina Maciagowska NEPN is pleased to announce the two selected photographers of the DEVELOP International Travel Bursaries 2016. This initiative is designed to encourage photographers based in North …

DEVELOP International Travel Bursaries

NEPN is offering 2 Photographers based in the NE the opportunity to attend two leading international photography festivals this year: Landskrona Foto Festival and Singapore International Photography Festival. DEVELOP International Travel …

DEVELOP Talk: Anne McNeill

NEPN is pleased to welcome Anne McNeill, Director of Impressions Gallery, to Sunderland to speak about her perspective on contemporary photography and to share the lessons a career in photography has …

*Postponed* Photographer Talk: Mark Curran

*Due to unforeseen circumstances, we must regretfully postpone our planned talk with Mark Curran on Wednesday 18 May * NEPN will look to rearrange a date with Mark later in the year. …