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Photographer Talk: Susan Derges


Susan Derges, Shoreline 5 October 1998 Unique dye destruction print 100.8 x 242 cm. Courtesy of Purdy Hicks Gallery

Please join us for a talk by Susan Derges on Wednesday 1 May 2019 at 6.30pm, as part of our project ‘Observe. Experiment. Archive’ which explores the connections between photography and science.

The talk will take place at The Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE.

The talk is free however booking is requested HERE

Much of the work of Susan Derges revolves around the creation of visual metaphors exploring the relationship between the observer and the observed; the self and nature or the imagined and the ‘real’. Susan Derges is a pioneering force in camera-less photography. Characteristically, her practice has involved camera-less, lens-based, digital and reinvented photographic processes, and encompasses subject matter informed by landscape and abstraction as well as the physical and biological sciences. Derges endeavours to capture invisible scientific and natural processes, as in her current work: the continuous movement of water, the evolution of frogspawn or the cycles of the moon. She has created her work at night, working with the light of the moon and a hand-held torch to expose images directly onto light sensitive paper. Her practice reflects the work of the earliest pioneers of photography but is also very contemporary in its awareness of environmental issues and the complexity of its conceptual meanings.

Her recent photogravures revisit a particularly fertile period in which Derges shifted the studio-based, observational and experimental nature of her practice into the more expansive darkroom of the landscape itself. Despite the fragile beauty of the works, they relied on intensely physical forms of engagement, based fundamentally on the painstaking immersion of photographic paper in rivers and on the shoreline at night. The locations of the work were places she knew intimately – the River Taw as it runs through Skaigh Wood, and the bridge at Blackaton Brook that she has walked over almost every day since moving to Dartmoor in 1992.  Undertaken over the past two years, the new printmaking project has been a re-affirmation of these key works with the prints adding new depth of tone and colour to the images.

Susan Derges (born 1955, London) completed her postgraduate studies at the Slade School of Fine Art before living in Japan, where she continued her research at Tsukuba University. Her work has been exhibited in numerous international exhibitions including Shadows on the Wall: Cameraless Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2014) and Shadow Catchers, Victoria & Albert Museum (2010). Collections holding her work include Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Art Institute of Chicago; Getty Center, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Victoria & Albert Museum.

www.susanderges.co.uk

Susan Derges Spawn 2, 2018 Polymer photogravure with chine colle Special Edition of 6 72 x 39 cm framed. Courtesy of Purdy Hicks Gallery

Liza Dracup – New NEPN commission

NEPN is delighted to announce that Liza Dracup has been commissioned for our current project Observe.Experiment.Archive, also supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Light Matter is a new photographic project exploring the natural world illuminated by artificial light, inspired by the historical ideas of Joseph Swan. Swan’s experimental curiosity led him to be the notable inventor of the electric light bulb, changing our experience of nature and vision of the world forever. This photographic commission draws on his enduring spirit of enquiry, adopting his key scientific principles of observation and experimentation and will incorporate experimental analogue and digital approaches to photographing botanical specimens, exploring the transformative properties of light and in particular artificial light.   Liza Dracup’s work often de-familiarises the familiar or recontextualises the common-place, this project builds upon this and will allow her to experiment with more abstract forms, suggesting ambiguity of specimens, hybrid plant forms and the impact of technology on the natural world.

Liza’s commission is underpinned by research visits to northern collections at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens (SMWG), The Lit & Phil, Great North Museum, Newcastle Uni and NMSM Bradford. The photographic work produced will be shown in a group exhibition curated by NEPN at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens (Nov 2019).

Liza Dracup is a photographer based in the North of England. She is best known for ‘Sharpe’s’ Wood’ (Impressions, 2007), an innovative series of large-scale colour landscape photographs made between dusk and dawn. Her research has led her to examine the wider cultural contexts of the northern photographic landscape, with major recent commissions including Chasing the Gloaming (2011), Re:Collections (2013) and Landmarks (2016).  Liza’s work has been nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012 and the Prix Pictet (Earth) Photography Award 2009.

www.lizadracup.co.uk 

 

Photographer Talk: Chrystel Lebas


Chrystel Lebas, Re-visiting Pinus silvestris [illeg.] Plate n°1245, Aviemore, Rothiemurchus, August 2012. 57°8.691’ N 3°50.304’ W

Please join us for a talk by Chrystel Lebas on Thursday 28 February at 6.30pm, as part of our project ‘Observe. Experiment. Archive’ which explores the connections between photography and science.

The talk will take place at Breeze Creatives, Bamburgh House, Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6BH.

The talk is free however booking is requested HERE

The work of French-born photographer Chrystel Lebas examines the complexities of mankind’s relationship with nature. Through her photographic work she investigates various landscapes and sites over time, documenting and revealing the various changes brought about therein by the interaction of both man and of nature itself. Working often in limited light and utilising the ‘uncertainty of the falling darkness at twilight’, Lebas produces large format, often panoramic and enveloping images of nature at its most remote, her beautiful and enigmatic works reflecting upon ‘notions of the sublime and our relationship to nature’.

During a collaboration with London’s Natural History Museum, Lebas combined photography with film, sound-work and text in a work retracing the steps of Sir Edward James Salisbury (1886-1978), a British ecologist who was director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London (1943-56), who himself photographed landscapes of the British Isles. During this collaboration Lebas retraced Salisbury’s steps and the changes that had occurred since his life-time, producing a body of work that explored ‘the issues in relationships between humans, plants, and the environment in Salisbury’s time and also today’.

Chrystel Lebas is a graduate of the Royal College of Art (1997). Her photographs and films have been widely exhibited, most recently in her solo exhibition ‘Regarding Nature: Chrystel Lebas’ at Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Amsterdam in The Netherlands (2016-17). A selection of other galleries where she has exhibited include The Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh (2016-17); The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2017); Maryland Art Space, Baltimore (2014); Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (2012); Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka, Croatia (2011); The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln (2011); National Media Museum, Bradford (2009); Le Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris (2008); The Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2006); Nichido Contemporary Arts, Tokyo (2003) and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (1992). She has also shown her work at Paris Photo and Photo London Art Fairs.

Works by Lebas are held in several private and public collections, amongst them Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography Amsterdam; The Scottish National Gallery, The Victoria and Albert Museum; Bibliothèque Nationale Paris; The Collection and Usher Gallery, The Citigroup Private Bank and The Wilson Center for Photography. Monographs of her work include: L’espace temps-Time in Space (2003), Between Dog and Wolf (2006) and Field Studies: Walking through Landscapes and Archives, published to accompany the above mentioned exhibition at Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam (2017) which won the Kraszna Krausz Best Photography Book Award 2018, and also Best Dutch book design 2016. Lebas has contributed to numerous Photography and Visual Arts journals: Amongst them The New York Times TMagazine, FT Magazine,The Guardian, Source, Camera Austria, Exit and Portfolio Catalogue.

Chrystel Lebas lives and works in London, UK.

 http://www.chrystellebas.com/

 

Commission Opportunity

 


Call for Proposals

NEPN invite proposals for a new photographic commission offered in association with the Royal Horticultural Society.

The commission is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Main Purpose and Aims
The selected proposal should explore horticultural science through a contemporary photographic lens.
In particular we wish to commission a photographic project which will respond to the RHS Science Strategy theme ‘Gardening in a Changing World.’

We particularly welcome proposals which take a narrative, documentary approach.

Areas for analysis could include:

-          How garden plants can capture pollution, reduce flood damage, and assist in the cooling of cities as our climate warms.
-          Exploring the impact of artificial light; night-time pollinators, stimulation of crops and food production.
-          Identifying and managing pests and diseases.
-          Increasing plant biodiversity.
-          Bio-security
-          Impact of technology on gardening and horticulture.

Projects already in progress will be considered, provided there is a clear connection to the commission theme and the benefit of this opportunity to creative practice is clearly evidenced.

The commission will form part of NEPN’s project for 2018/19 ‘Observe. Experiment. Archive’ which explores the relationship between contemporary photographic practice and science, creating new opportunities for photographers to engage with non-arts partners and inviting audiences to engage with photography as a means to understand natural, astronomical and health sciences.

Commission Details

Dates
The commission should be undertaken between April 2019 – October 2019.

Commission Fee: £4,000
This is expected to cover research and production, inclusive of VAT and expenses (travel/accommodation). The fee will be paid in two instalments: 60% on signing of an artist agreement and 40% upon completion.

The selected photographer will also receive the following:

  • Materials/Production budget up to £1,000 for small public outcome (spend to be agreed).
  • Research visit to RHS Lindley Library
  • Research visit to RHS Garden Wisley meeting horticultural scientists.
    • A budget of up to £600 will be available for travel for these trips.
  • 2 x meetings with RHS Officer Christine Wright.
  • Support and 4 x meetings with NEPN.
  • 2 x meetings with an identified appropriate mentor in the North East (mentor fees be provided by NEPN).
  • Access to the chemical and digital darkroom facilities of the Northern Centre of Photography, University of Sunderland (times to be agreed).

There is a potential opportunity to show resultant works in the context of a group exhibition in Sunderland in November 2019, pending further funding confirmation and subject to curatorial fit.  The exhibition will focus on contemporary photographic representation of health, natural and astronomical sciences.

Application Process:

To apply please supply to following:

  • Cover letter (max 2 pages) incorporating:
    • artist statement and current areas of enquiry
    • proposed area of focus
    • why this opportunity would benefit your professional and creative practice
  • CV
  • Links to your photographic work or PDF as attachment (please do not send jpegs.)
  • Provisional budget including your daily fee and number of proposed days.  Please also indicate any additional match funding you could bring (support in kind and /or cash).
  • Indicative timetable

You will need to demonstrate:

  • A commitment to developing practice in the North East – applicants should be based in the North East or have a strong connection to the region. It is not necessary for the work to be made in the region provided it is feasible on the budget provided (or additional funds you can bring).
  • How you will engage the public in the making and dissemination of the work.

We are not able to accept applications from those undertaking studies at undergraduate level.

All contracted photographers will need to have Public Liability Insurance (up to £5m cover), Employer’s Liability Insurance (up to 10m cover, where appropriate).
The selected photographer will need to go through the HMRC’s IR35 assessment process (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ir35-find-out-if-it-applies) and DBS checks may also be required.
Payments and contracts will be issued by the University of Sunderland.

Key Dates:

Monday 11 February 2019
Commission Launch

Wednesday 27 February 2019, 2-3.30pm
Commission Briefing and Q&A session
Introduced by Amanda Ritson of NEPN, Christine Wright of RHS with a case study by photographer Marjolaine Ryley providing reflections on her work with Dilston Physic Garden and Wallington NT.
Northern Centre of Photography, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR1 3SD.
Please email: nepn@sunderland.ac.uk to indicate you will be attending.

Monday 25 March 2019, 9am
Applications should be received by email to nepn@sunderland.ac.uk by 9am GMT.

Monday 1 April 2019
Shortlisted photographers will be invited to meet or Skype the panel to talk through their ideas.

The final selection will be communicated to shortlisted applicants by Friday 5 April 2019.

We welcome enquiries and informal discussions, please email nepn@sunderland.ac.uk in the first instance express interest.

About the Commissioning Partners

NEPN is a development agency for photography that uniquely works across HE and creative industry sectors to create a critically engaged context of photographic activity. Established in 2009, NEPN has commissioned over 30 lens-based projects, delivered innovative professional development programmes, curated a programme of critical dialogues around photography and developed national and international partnerships for the presentation of new works. Recent commissions, including Newborns by Julian Germain, The Economy of Appearances by Mark Curran and the participatory project WearExperimenting led by artist Jo Howell (co-commissioned by The Cultural Spring), have explored photography as a social practice, visualising lives and experiences through dialogue with community and cross-sector partnerships.

NEPN’s project of 2018/19, Observe Experiment Archive seeks to create contexts for photography-science dialogue, develop inter-disciplinary partnerships and generate new photographic work (both traditional process and digital image), which engages the public in ways which are accessible and relevant.

NEPN is based in the Northern Centre of Photography, University of Sunderland and is part of the University’s Arts and Creative Industries Research Institute. www.northeastphoto.net

Royal Horticultural Society

The RHS, founded in 1804, is the world’s leading gardening charity, inspiring passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. The charity’s key strategic objectives include: the safeguarding and advancement of the science, art and practice of horticulture for the benefit of future generations and the environment and to transform communities through gardening.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/

Download this information as a PDF: Call for Proposals RHS and NEPN Commission

 

 

      

DEVELOP Graduate Event – June 2018

 

A short overview of the DEVELOP Graduate event held in Sunderland 28-29 June 2018.

The professional development event for emerging photographers was programmed by BA and MA students from the Northern Centre of Photography at the University of Sunderland, with the support of NEPN.  Speakers: Othello De’Souza-Hartley, John Kippin, Helen McGhie, Julian Germain, George Vasey, Charlie Gregory, Hannah Starkey, Liza Dracup, Sarah Pickering.

Filmed by graduate Nat Wilkins of Canny Productions.
Supported by the University of Sunderland Development Trust, Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy) and NEPN.

Shahidul Alam is granted bail!

Shahidul visiting Sunderland in December 2017.

After spending 103 days in prison, Shahidul Alam has finally been released on bail.  We are delighted with this news however we still need to urge for the charges against him to be dropped.

Shahidul is an internationally respected photographer, journalist and activist and a good friend and colleague to many of us working in the photography and the academic worlds here in the UK.

Tell Bangladesh’s Minister of Home Affairs to drop all charges against Shahidul immediately, and to stop this crackdown on free speech.

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/free-shahidul-alam

Wear Experimenting Artists Talk

29 November, 6-8pm Wear Experimenting Artists Talk, Mackie’s Corner, High Street, Sunderland, SR1 1TX

Since June 2018, artist Jo Howell has been delivering a participatory project with and for the people of Sunderland, commissioned by The Cultural Spring and NEPN.

Wear Experimenting has engaged over 1300 residents in a series of photographic experiments designed to observe life in the city.

Associate Artists Nicola Maxwell and Michael Davidson, Ben Freeth and Graham Patterson have been developing projects which explore the connections between their participatory and personal practice, enhancing the Wear Experimenting programme and offer for participants.  You can find details of their workshops delivered here: http://www.northeastphoto.net/?p=4577

All of these projects explore photography as a tool with which we can observe, experiment and archive life in the city.
Join us for a discussion of their work and how they engage the public in its creation.

This is a free event but capacity is limited.  Please email nepn@sunderland.ac.uk to book your place.

Wear Experimenting Workshop and Exhibition Programme

Wear Experimenting opens at Mackie’s Corner, High Street, Sunderland on Thursday 8 November and will run to 1 December, opening on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 3-7pm.  Artist Jo Howell will also present works from the project in The Bridges Shopping Centre and on digital billboards across the city.

Jo Howell and associate artists will be offering a range of workshops throughout the workshop period.  See below for taste of available sessions or visit: https://www.facebook.com/pg/NEPhotoNetwork/events/

Thursday 15 November, 4-6pm and Friday 16 November, 4-6pm, Mackie’s Corner, High Street:
Cyanotype Book Making with Jo Howell

Using a combination of objects, acetate negatives and writing, participants will create a unique folded cyanotype book about the exhibition. Paper for the booklets will be pre-prepared with design focussing on the content and arrangement of the booklets. A UV exposure lamp will be used to expose the books, which will be washed in cold water and dried for participants to take home the next day.
To book your place please email: booking@theculturalspring.org.uk or call 0191 427 8197.

 

Saturday 17 November, 12.45-3pm, Hendon, Sunderland:
Wear Experimenting Associate Artists - Nicola Maxwell and Michael Davidson -
Nature / Industry Photo Walk


Join Nicola Maxwell and Michael Davidson for a photo-walk on which you will take photographs, collect specimens and help build a collective survey of a post-industrial area.

Maxwell and Davidson are artists who specialise in photography with a particular interest in maps and the stories that can be told about an area through found objects and by exploring nature’s intervention.

Please note this is a walking event over hilly terrain and is not suitable for those with mobility issues. Sensible shoes, waterproofs and long trousers advised. Over 16s only.

Please bring a digital camera (camera phone can be used).

This event will take place in Hendon, exact meeting point address provided upon booking.
To book your place please email: booking@theculturalspring.org.uk or call 0191 427 8197.

A follow-up workshop will take place on 24 November, 1pm – 3pm to share images and experiment with post-production.

Saturday 17 November, 4-6pm, Mackie’s Corner, Sunderland:
Wear Experimenting Associate Artist – Graham Patterson
‘Zine making – Accumulation Part 2.

Definition of zine. : magazine especially : a noncommercial homemade publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter.

During the workshop participants can create folded – stapled zines using printed photograms of sea-plastics, that were collected form a shoreline in Roker with participants during last months ‘accumulation’ workshop.

An experimental approach is encouraged to create simple pamphlets and concertina booklets. Large scale inkjet prints of the sea-plastic photograms can be cut into, folded, glued and collaged together – drawn over or written on. All materials to make the booklets will be provided, artist book examples and book making guides will be brought to help with ideas.

There will be an opportunity to display the zines, both at Mackie’s Corner and in an A5 perspex leaflet dispenser, within the coastal site where the plastic material was collected. Participants can add factual information to the zines, where they see fit, to highlight the detrimental impact that plastics have on the marine environment. For example, ‘8 Million Tonnes Of Plastic Is Dumped In the Sea Every Year’.

To book please email:
booking@theculturalspring.org.uk or call 0191 427 8197.

Friday 23 November 2018, 2-5pm, Mackie’s Corner, Sunderland:
Wear Experimenting Associate Artist -  Ben Freeth, ‘Scan Paths’

‘Scan Paths’ is exciting project which redefines the boundaries of photography by creating an instant camera capable of performing eye-tracking on the user. When ‘eye tracked’ what you look at reveals both what is important psychologically to you, and the science involved in seeing. It’s a ‘selfie-cam’ that takes a picture of you while simultaneously revealing something about yourself!

Join digital artist Ben Freeth for a workshop in which you will help to create a ‘Yarbus Cam’ and use it on Friday 23 November from 2-5pm at Mackie’s Corner, Sunderland.

To book your place please email: booking@theculturalspring.org.uk or call 0191 427 8197.

Ben Freeth has a background in photography, documentary practice and workshop delivery. His current work expands on this extending into digital media practice and incorporating data as a medium for artistic expression. Ben’s artworks feature scientific photography combined with multichannel sound works, custom electronics, code, instruments and data driven artworks featuring photography and data sonification. Ben has worked and exhibited across the North East, the UK and internationally.  The production of Yarbus Cams is supported by FabLab Sunderland.

A Drop-in session (no need to book) will also run on Saturday 1 December, 2-5pm at Mackie’s Corner when you will get the opportunity to create images using the Yarbus Cams.

Friday 30 November, 1-3pm, Mackie’s Corner, Sunderland:
Pinhole photography with Jo Howell

In this pinhole photography workshop you can bring a container to create your own pinhole camera to photograph the City, or you can use the pre-made cameras from the project. This is one of the first photographic processes. Any container that you can make light tight can be turned into a simple camera. Using a darkroom and photographic chemicals we will develop the photographs you take. Participants will be expected to take photographs outside, so wrap up warm!

*Drop-in session, no need to book.

 


                        
                        

A Struggle for Democracy: Exhibition at the University of Sunderland

Visiting Professor Julian Germain and Emeritus Professor John Kippin

 

A Struggle for Democracy – Shahidul Alam

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 1pm. University of Sunderland, Priestman Building (Showcase Space), SR1 3PZ.

Join us to launch an exhibition of work by visiting professor Shahidul Alam and to raise awareness of the international campaign for his release from detention in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

There will be an introduction by Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries, Professor Arabella Plouviez and contributions from invited guests.  All are invited to participate in a mass photograph to communicate our collective voice which will be shared and added to the thousands internationally who are campaigning for Shahidul’s ‘immediate and unconditional release’ (https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/free-shahidul-alam).

The exhibition runs 16-28 October 2018, as part of the UK-wide exhibition of work by Shahidul Alam, initiated by the Northern Centre of Photography, University of Sunderland, Autograph, London and Drik, Bangladesh.

#FreeShahidulAlam

The exhibition is produced by NEPN and the Northern Centre of Photography.

A Struggle for Democracy: Images by Shahidul Alam displayed across the UK


Shahidul Alam, Smriti Azad, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1994.

Dr Shahidul Alam was arrested, tortured and imprisoned in Dhaka Bangladesh at the beginning of August. Shahidul is an internationally respected photographer, journalist and activist and a good friend and colleague to many of us working in the photography and the academic worlds here in the UK.

University of Sunderland, where Shahidul has been a visiting professor for many years, Autograph and Drik have proposed a mass exhibition of Shahidul’s work in support of the campaign to free him (#FreeShahidulAlam).

Shahidul has been a significant force both in photography and in photographic education and we feel it is essential that we raise our voice in support of him.

On 28 October Shahidul is due to be awarded the Lucie Award at Carnegie Hall, New York.

We invite as many organisations as possible to participate in an exhibition (8 – 28 October 2018) across the UK, in solidarity with the works recently shown at Drik Gallery Bangladesh, under the exhibition title ‘A Struggle for Democracy’.

The ambition is for every participating institution to show a minimum of 1 image by Shahidul alongside an information panel. This will provide context and a call to action for the public, urging them to add their voice to the online #FreeShahidualAlam campaign and Amnesty International’s appeal for his release.

These can be ‘exhibited’ in a number of ways– they could be projected, on a screen or printed within buildings (foyers, entrances, social spaces, exhibition space) or could be exhibited externally in public-facing spaces with high foot-fall. All files will be provided for local printing/presentation.

Please confirm your participation in the UK wide project!

 

How it works 

1.      Email: nepn@sunderland.ac.uk to request files

2.      Select an image (or more depending on your capacity) from the image files and download

3.      Download the corresponding information panel text.

4.      Print or digitally project or screen both image and text file in your space, reception, public/social place to coincide with the exhibition timeframe

5.      Document interactions and any event you wish to programme.

6.      Share images of the installed images using the #FreeShahidulAlam on social media.

Participating cultural organisations:

Autograph, London; NEPN, Sunderland; Side Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne; Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool; Impressions Gallery, Bradford; The Photographers’ Gallery; Redeye: The Photography Network; Panos; New Art Exchange, Nottingham; Photo North Festival, Harrogate; FotoDocument; Nottingham Contemporary; Breeze Creatives, Newcastle upon Tyne; Pop Recs, Sunderland; Swadhinata Trust, London; Royal Photographic Society; Sunderland Culture; HOME, Manchester;  Unfold Stories and SHED London; Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland; NewBridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead; Berwick Visual Arts; Four Corners, London; QUAD and FORMAT International Photography Festival; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; Fotonow; Gallery Oldham; pic.london; Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Participating Universities:

University of Sunderland; Durham University; Ulster University; University of Lincoln; University of Wolverhampton; London School of Economics and Political Science; Nottingham Trent University; Edinburgh Napier University; Coventry University; Royal College of Art; University of South Wales; Manchester Metropolitan University; University of Cumbria; University of Plymouth; Blackburn College; University of Gloucestershire Birmingham City University; University of Salford; The Northern School of Art; Anglia Ruskin University; Sheffield Hallam University; University of Derby; University for the Creative Arts, Farnham; Bury College; LCC, University of the Arts London; University of Brighton and photoworks; Newcastle University; University Centre Weston; Kings College London; Middlesex University.

International partners:

Photo Romania Festival; Galerie Lichtblick and Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Georgia;  Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia; Encontros da Imagem, International Photo Festival, Braga, Portugal; Philiyput Art Centre, Philadelphia, USA; Noorderlicht House of Photography, The Netherlands; Galeria umelcov Spiša, Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia.