EXHIBITION 31 MAY – 26 JUNE 2018
JOHN LEWIS COMMUNITY HUB
Reclaiming Our Future 2018
Reclaim Photography Festival 2018 is proud to announce: Reclaiming Our Future; a special festival exhibition, hosted by the John Lewis Community Hub, Birmingham. The exhibition will showcase prints, from regional students and young people, showcasing their developing artistic and technical skills, in addition to responses from our open call from UK and international photographers world-wide. This special festival exhibition will offer the public and young people the opportunity to showcase their creativity and to exhibit their work alongside our established and international photographers.
Reclaim Photography Festival is proud to announce our third festival awards. Our team of festival curators selected a range of prints for our gallery exhibition hosted by the Light House Media Centre from 4 May – 30 May 2018 and the John Lewis Community Hub from 31 May – 26 June 2018. Awards for our gallery exhibitors include:
*exhibition alongside internationally renowned photographers;
*exhibition exposure in two city galleries;
*inclusion in exhibition marketing and promotion campaign;
*inclusion of a selection of gallery exhibitors’ work in Lenscratch magazine*.
Work Experience Opportunity – Reclaim Photography Festival is offering work experience opportunities for young people to assist with the planning and delivery of our special group autumn gallery exhibition.
Exhibition Opportunity – Reclaim Photography Festival is offering the opportunity to a selection of photographers, to exhibit in a special autumn exhibition and publication.
Please note all details are subject to change. No admittance to the John Lewis Community Hub when the Hub is booked for events and meetings. Click on the link to download our RPF2018 Festival Exhibitor List and Information Pamphlet. View our festival programme on issuu.
We would like thank Boro’ Foundry; Coombes Wood Canal Trust, Heartlands Metal Craft and Longwear Alloys for their support with the Industrial Might project. Thank you to photography lecturer Nicholas Priest and Level 3 Photography students at Stratford Upon Avon College for the work experience collaboration with us.
For their continuing support we would like to thank Ulf Fågelhammar, Mike Borg and Mattia Marchi, Reclaim Photography Sweden. We are also indebted to Bradley Pearce Photography; Palm Labs, Birmingham; KBM Framing Gallery, and Phoenix Web Solutions.
Finally, thank you to our festival partner venues, Kelly Jeffs, and the staff and volunteers, Light House Media Centre; John Lewis Community Hub, Birmingham; Dudley Council; Andy Dutton, Laura Wakelin and Tessa Lovell, Black Country Living Museum; Richard Lewis, Dudley Archive & Local History Service, GLL; Darren Campbell, Gunmakers’ Arms, Birmingham; Heidi McIntosh, Wolverhampton City Archives, and Wolverhampton City Council.
Hanny Foxhall (UK) Graffiti, 2017
Hanny Foxhall is a UK-based Mexican photographer with a passion for urban and suburban landscapes, the natural world and the environment. This image was captured along the Birmingham-Stratford canal during heavy snowfall brought by Storm Caroline, December 2017. www.hannyfoxhall.com
Kieran (UK) No Ropes Just Laces, 2017
I’ve always been interested in working with perception, scaling and surrealism. This print is one of four that demonstrates my experimentation, partly with scale and size in Photoshop and experimenting with perception; changing the scale of objects.
Pete Davies (UK) Canalside Burano, 2017
Burano, in the Venetian Lagoon, is under threat from rising sea levels. Enjoying a walk along the colourful canals of Burano may exist only in the memories of former visitors and residents, as a consequence of changing climate. petedaviesphotos.com
Brad Horton (UK) Industrial, 2018
I am currently studying A-Level Photography after achieving an A in my first year at WSFC. I aspire to continue photography as a hobby where I am able to utilise my creativity.
Emily Naylor (UK) Memories, 2018
I am an A Level student at Worcester Sixth Form College. This photograph is part of my coursework project. I chose to explore the idea of family and the memories that family members share by photographing family photographs with corresponding objects.
Ollie (UK) Screen, 2018
I am currently at Worcester Sixth Form College studying A Level Photography. The project behind my final images was to create a second meaning by adding an image on top of another image, and following John Stezaker’s style of photography.
Louis Painter (UK) Just the Two of Us, 2018
Taken in a stream, while wandering the parks; stumbling across too many trolleys in lakes for a normal park to have, in my opinion. This says something about the lack of care people have for the environment and the rising concern about pollution. Instagram@louis_painter
Onur Ercoşkun (Turkey) Revolution of Media, 2013
This shot was taken during the Gezi protests in Turkey. There are so many problems finding the right information about protests from the national media. Everyone who has a smartphone in the protests shared the truth by using social media to share with us. www.onurercoskun.com
Jack Yong (Malaysia) Aberrance #3, 2017
Aberrance #3 questions man’s fantasy in using modern technology to replicate the landscape. With infrared photography theory in mind, this digitally altered forest exudes the conceivable alteration of the phenotype as a metaphoric rendition to the susceptible artificiality of the forest. cargocollective.com/jackyong
Drifter Nick (UK) Urban Art: Berlin Street Style, 2016
Street Art – once viewed as a blight on the landscape – now enhances and energises urban environments. Taken in inner-city Berlin, the images reflect the transient environment which urban communities live and the conflict between old and new; producing a creative energy. Berlin artist Nils Westergard. Instagram@nickvagus
Adelina Recchia (UK) Kiera, 2018
I am an A-level Photography student at Worcester Sixth Form College. My project is based on beauty and standards. My main focus was to challenge these unrealistic standards by producing images that portray the beauty of confidence.
Sattish Guddu (UK) Veins of a City, 2018
My photo ‘Veins of a City’ forms part of a London cityscape collection that I had long wanted to capture and present. After finding several suitable vantage points, I was able to capture the city from these fascinating perspectives. Instagram@satishkguddu
Catherine Peakman (UK) Sliding, 2018
David Barrett (UK) There Are No Launderettes in Space, No 5, 2017
When I was five years old I wanted to be an astronaut and hoped that the aliens I encountered would be friendly; this was the era of Telstar, moon landings and optimism. When I look around me now I see a fractured decaying society and a breakdown of community values; whatever happened to our future? www.ukstreet.photography