Urban Photographers Brighton (UPB) are excited to announce our Brighton walking/photography workshop on Saturday 18 June 2016

Join us to create a visual urban narrative that will be shown on the UPB website, urbanphotographersbrighton.com

This workshop will be led by Allan Grainger and Gill Golding, the co-founders of UPB.

Gill  has an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London.  She is an urban photographer whose practice includes walking so that she can build a strong relationship to the environment she is photographing.  She is on the Steering Group of UrbanPhotoFest in London and is the Organiser and one of the judges of the UrbanPhotoFest Open, a new international urban photography competition.  Gill is also a member of the Urban Photographers Association.  Gill participates in Crossing Lines which is a collaboration between Goldsmiths, University of London and London Independent Photography.  Gill’s work has been included within the International Association of Visual Urbanists’ newsletter and she has exhibits in London.   Gill will shortly be attending the International Visual Sociology Association’s conference in Norway whose theme is Visualising Sustainability : Imagined Futures, where she will be presenting her visual project about sustainable development on Greenwich Peninsula and discussing her walking methodology. gillgoldingphotography.com

Allan is a photographic artist/urbanist. His work considers notions of place, culture, identity and belonging within the urban landscape: his practice centres on an interest and depiction of Psychogeography. In 2016 Allan submitted a paper entitled: Depicting the Psychogeographical Encounter at the Lisbon Symposium on Memory, Place and Photography.
Allan has had a long career in photography working on professional and art commissions with clients such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Barclays and Vodafone – in 2015 Allan was commissioned by the Lucy Bell Fine Art Gallery to produce ten large–scale tableaux of Manchester.
Allan has curated exhibitions and run workshops. He is a member of the International Association of Visual Urbanists, a participant of Crossing Lines (Goldsmiths, University of London) and a member of London Independent Photography (LIP). allangrainger.com

The day starts at 11.30 am with a 2-hour walking/talking tour in the North Laine area of Brighton.

Gill will be our guide on the walk and will talk about the history of the area.  We would then like you to select a theme you are interested in (Allan and Gill can help you with this) and over a 2-hour period we will ask you to create a short sequence of photographs.  We don’t want to be prescriptive about the number of photographs – that’s your choice.  After the walk we will go to one of the rooms in the Made café where Allan and Gill will lead a conversation about your photographs and experience of the walk.

The cost of the walk is only £5 and you can join the walking/photography workshop by paying the £5 through Paypal


You do not need to have a Paypal account.

Please note that the aim of this workshop is not to teach photography.  We assume that those who join us already have the basic photographic skills.

Urban Photographers Brighton will shortly become a hub of the Urban Photographers Association (UPA) with links to London, Paris, Berlin, New York and other global cities.  Gill will become Director of Hubs for the new organisation and will be liaising with other hubs to create shared conversations.

UPB Workshop – Brighton Walk to Document a Location: Saturday 18 June 2016

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