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Opening Party With Talk By Mark Power

THU 24 MAY
7PM TO 9.30PM
ST JAMES CONCERT HALL
Admission £10

This year we will be combining our opening night with an illustrated talk by internationally renowned Magnum photographer Mark Power.

Talk by Mark Power

Born in Harpenden, England in 1959, Power is a member of Magnum Photos and is the Professor of photography at the University of Brighton. A major figure in contemporary British photography, Mark Power’s critically acclaimed work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world and published in several books and catalogues.

Mark Power will discuss his 30 year career in photography, including his highly regarded project The Shipping Forecast for which he travelled to the outskirts of Britain photographing all 31 areas covered by the Shipping Forecast broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

His more recent project The Sound of Two Songs began as a commission as part of the Magnum Photos’ project to document countries joining the European Union in 2004. Mark became fascinated by Poland and over the next five years made a further 25 visits, creating a subjective, poetic response to the country he grew to love.

Tickets available from all Guernsey Tickets outlets or online at www.guernseytickets.gg
Venue box office 01481 749999

‘Personal Journeys’ -
Two Illustrated Talks With Klavdij Sluban And Bruno Boudjelal

FRI 25 MAY
7pm to 9pm
St James Concert Hall
Admission £10

A fantastic opportunity to meet with two of the most celebrated photographers emerging from France.

Multi-award-winning photographer Klavdij Sluban’s numerous photographic journeys are not concerned with current news issues, but are often imprinted with literary references, making him one of the most interesting photographers of his generation. Whether it is the Black Sea, the Caribbean, the Balkans, Russia, or China he seeks to get close to rather than to expose the people and places he encounters. He will also be discussing his involvement in photography workshops with young offenders around the world.

Bruno Boudjelal is a photographer and member of the prestigious VU photography agency, Paris. As a Frenchman of Algerian origins, photography for Boudjelal is a lifestyle in which he endlessly questions his own identity and confronts us with our own. In conversation with Tom O’Mara, director at Autograph ABP, Bruno will be talking about his photography career including his very personal work in Algeria over the past 10 years, which has focused on his relationship with his father, and through that, the country as a whole.

His book Disquiet Days/Jours intranquilles has just been published by Autograph ABP, an international photographic arts agency that addresses issues of cultural identity and human rights.

Tickets available from all Guernsey Tickets outlets or online at www.guernseytickets.gg
Venue box office 01481 749999

 

Talk By Kiana Hayeri

SAT 26 MAY
1pm to 2pm
The Gallery
9-11 Mansell Street
Free

Young Iranian photographer Kiana Hayeri is the winner of the 2011 Guernsey Photography Festival Competition. Moving from Iran to Canada in 2005, photography soon became her preferred way to bridge the communication gap faced in a new country with a new language and culture.

Kiana aims to use her camera to tell stories with a social message, and is currently documenting the challenges Iranian women face, both in Iran and abroad. Her project May God Be with You, My Daughter explores the emotional journeys of Iranian teenage girls as they leave their home country in hope of a better future.

THE PHOTO POD

TUE 29 MAY
10AM TO 4PM
MARKET SQUARE
FREE EVENT - NO BOOKING REQUIRED

A Your Moments Captured Photography brings you The Photo Pod. Have your photo taken in the Pod and take your photo home with you as it prints in 30 seconds. The Photo Pod brings a fun element to photography and accessories will be provided (hats, wigs, glasses, etc).

All the photos will be available to download from www.guernseyphotobooth.co.uk
 

A GUIDED TOUR OF THE FESTIVAL WITH JEAN-CHRISTOPHE GODET

TUE 29 MAY
MEET AT MARKET
SQUARE AT 7PM
FREE EVENT
NO BOOKING REQUIRED

A guided tour of the exhibitions around St Peter Port by festival director, Jean-Christophe Godet. The tour is free and everyone is welcome.

Shooting Stories: A Two-day Masterclass Workshop With Four Times World Press Photo Winner Judah Passow

SAT 09 TO SUN 10 JUNE
VARIOUS TIMES AND LOCATIONS
WORKSHOP £120

Photojournalism is the art of telling a story with images. This exciting two-day workshop is a unique opportunity to build on your photography skills under the guidance of internationally acclaimed photographer Judah Passow.

We are delighted to have Judah coming back to the island after his inspirational exhibition and public talk as part of 2010’s festival.

The workshop will begin by examining several stories photographed by Judah Passow in his thirty-year career working for the world’s leading newspapers and magazines. It will then explore how a compelling set of pictures is assembled, and give participants an opportunity to go out and shoot a story of their own choosing. The final session will be devoted to a viewing and analysis of everyone’s work.

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS

SUN 10 JUNE
9.30AM TO 5PM
WORKSHOP £95

Your first steps to understanding your digital SLR. In this course specially designed for the total beginner you will learn how to make the most out of your camera. You will also learn about shutter speed, aperture, depth of field, composition and filters in a very relaxing and fun atmosphere.

You will spend most of the day doing practical exercises using outdoor and indoor locations. You will also review all your photos at the end of the session and learn how to organise them on your computer, how to prepare your pictures for printing and get some basic Photoshop tips.

Tutor: Jean-Christophe Godet
Level: Beginner
Equipment required: Digital SLR

LIGHT PAINTING BY NIGHT

THU 14, FRI 15 & TUE 19 JUNE
8.30PM TO 11.30PM
THE GALLERY
9-11 MANSELL STREET
£95

This workshop will focus on the art of Light Painting, a photographic technique which involves long-exposure photography coupled with moving a hand-held light source around to create light paintings. The light can either be used to selectively illuminate parts of the subject, or to ‘paint’ a picture by shining it directly into the camera.
 

Light Painting involves very long exposure times, and each individual will need to possess the following if they wish to attend: A digital SLR camera that has Bulb mode, a tripod, a cable release and a basic understanding of how to work the manual functions on their camera.

Please also bring along a torch and be prepared to venture out with the cameras when it gets dark.

Tutor: David Gilliver
Max: 10 people

PHOTOGRAPHING HERM

SUN 17 JUNE
DEPARTURE 8.30AM
RETURN ON THE 5.35PM BOAT
£145
(PRICE INCLUDES BOAT FARE)

A day in beautiful Herm concentrating on capturing its distinct environment.

After getting the early boat over to the island the group will have breakfast in the White House Hotel before beginning their journey.

This is a day of walking, exploring and experiencing Herm - looking at what makes it unique and trying to capture that in a photograph.

Jean-Christophe will be giving tips throughout on composition, light and settings to help you get the most of your subject.

A special gourmet lunch will be served outdoors with wine (of course).

Tutor: Jean-Christophe Godet
Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
Equipment required: Digital SLR
 

TALK BY JOHN O’NEILL: FROM FOX-TALBOTS PHOTOGRAPHY TO FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL

WED 20 JUNE
7.30PM TO 8.30PM
THE GALLERY
9-11 MANSELL STREET
FREE - NO BOOKING REQUIRED

John O’Neill will take you on a tour of the continued evolution of photography from its early days to its constant development today.

Moving through time we’ll look at how our perception of photography has changed. From regarding photography as magic to trusting the printed image to be true a representation of the world through to again not trusting modern ways of recording images. Photography has always been a controversial medium and, as hard as it is to think today, has often fallen out of favour with the art world.

This leads us on to finally ask ‘What is an authentic image?’

About John O’Neill. One of the island’s leading professional photographers John O’Neill runs his own business, O’Neill’s Photo Agency. John studied at the University of Wales Newport and Loughborough College of Art & Design. After 12 years he left the role of Picture Editor of the Guernsey Press to follow his original ambition of running his own company.
 

Dewi Lewis On Publishing

FRI 25 MAY
12.30pm to 1.30pm
Guilles Alles Library
Free

Founded in 1994 Dewi Lewis Publishing is one of the foremost international photographic publishers and its authors have included leading British and international photographers such as Martin Parr, Simon Norfolk, Tom Wood Anders Peterson and Fay Godwin.

Dewi Lewis’ talk will cover 25 years of publishing photography including a brief outline of the changes over the period, the realities of the industry today, the relationship between photographer and publisher, what publishers are looking for from photographers, how photographers should approach publishing and publishers, and the role of publishing in print in a digital age.

‘A TRIP TO THE MOON’ (GEORGE MÉLIÈS, 1902)

FRI 25 TO SAT 26 MAY
AFTER SUNSET
ALBION, CHURCH SQUARE
FREE EVENT

A Projection on the Albion, Market Square in collaboration with CineGuernsey.

Regarded as the first Science Fiction film, and at 14 minutes one of the longest films of its time, Melies’s A Trip to the Moon has some of the most iconic images in early cinema. The story of a group of scientists travelling to the moon, borrowing from HG Wells and Jules Verne, is an excuse for a serious of stunningly realised tableaux featuring state of the art special effects and not a little humour.

CineGuernsey

An Evening With
Ricardo Cases, Anastasia Taylor-lind And Ivor Prickett

SAT 26 MAY
7pm to 9.15pm
The Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts
Admission £10

An exciting opportunity to hear three photographers: Ricardo Cases, Anastasia Taylor-Lind and Ivor Prickett discussing their ideas, subject matter and approach to making their work. All three have exhibited widely and have each had their work recognised through a number of major photography awards.

Ricardo Cases’ journey is inwards, to the heart of Spain to uncover expressions of contemporary folklore. His work has explored the practice of pigeon racing or “Colombiculture” in Valencia and Murcia: a female pigeon is released and dozens of brightly painted young male pigeons fly behind her competing for her attention.

Documentary photographers Anastasia Taylor-Lind and Ivor Prickett dedicate their time to making long-term personal projects while also carrying out editorial assignments for a wide range of high-profile international clients. Anastasia Taylor-Lind’s journey to discover the real people behind the sculpted idealized images in fashion magazines took her to Siberia, one of the most remote parts of the world, to photograph Siberian Supermodels.

With a particular interest in post-war situations Ivor Prickett has worked on a number of projects throughout the Balkans and more recently the Caucasus. He lived and worked in the Middle East for two years, where he documented the uprisings in Egypt and Libya in 2011.

Tickets available from all Guernsey Tickets outlets or online at www.guernseytickets.gg
Venue box office 01481 749999

 

‘IN THIS WORLD’

MON 28 MAY
7PM
FROSSARD THEATRE,
CANDIE MUSEUM
£6.50 (CINEGUERNSEY MEMBERS/ STUDENTS)
£8 (NON-MEMBERS)

Directed by Michael Winterbottom, the film follows two young Afghans as they leave a refugee camp in Pakistan for a better life in London.

Since their journey is illegal it is fraught with danger, and they must use back-channels, bribes, and smugglers to achieve their goal. Presented by CineGuernsey, the film won the Golden Bear at the 2003 Berlin International Film Festival and offers an alternative take on the ‘road movie’ genre. 2002 (UK). 88min. UK cert: 15.

Tickets available from all Guernsey Tickets outlets or online at www.guernseytickets.gg
Venue box office 01481 749999
 

A TOUR OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS 2012 BY CHARLES SWAINSTON

THU 07 & 14 JUNE
MEET AT MARKET
SQUARE AT 7PM
FREE EVENT
NO BOOKING REQUIRED

A guided tour of the exhibitions around St Peter Port by Charles Swainston.

Whilst journeys and travel are often driven by the search for the new it is frequently the familiar and banal which capture our attention along that path, providing us with comfort and a sense of belonging. Taking key images from the main exhibitors, the tour will explore themes of the “familiar” and how they resonate across borders and photographic styles.

From the principal themes, elements to be explored are:

  • the context to photographs:
  • motivation behind the photographs
  • differing photographic styles
  • the original presentation of the photographs
  • the subject matter and influence on composition
  • context of the subject matter in more traditional (“familiar”) art (painting, sculpture, etc.)

“Being interested in art from an early age, on leaving school I went to Plymouth Art College to complete a Foundation Year before going to Essex University to read Art History. There I focused on European art of the Enlightenment. Soon, however, my attention was grabbed by the art and architecture of the Americas. This interest ultimately led to an MA and then a PhD in Native American ritual and sociopolitical expressions as described in cultural artefacts, architecture and town planning. I have worked at various museums, including Guernsey Museum, focusing on classification and cataloguing of collections and directed an archaeological excavation in Arizona, USA.” Charles Swainson.
 

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH JEAN-CHRISTOPHE GODET

SAT 09 JUNE
8AM TO 5PM
THE GALLERY
9-11 MANSELL STREET
WORKSHOP £125

Jean-Christophe will be giving tips throughout on composition, light metering, filters etc.

Lunch will be a relaxed outdoor affair as everybody is welcome to bring their own picnic or to go to the pub if weather is not as good. We will use the evening session to review the photos and learn how to edit them in a professional way using Adobe photoshop.
 

A full day exploring the endless possibility of Guernsey’s beautiful landscapes. We will travel around the island to find the best locations and light conditions to photograph stunning landscapes.
 

PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTFOLIO REVIEW

WED 13 JUNE
7.30AM TO 9.30PM (DROP IN)
THE GALLERY
9-11 MANSELL STREET
FREE EVENT
NO BOOKING REQUIRED

An informal drop-in session where you can receive tips and constructive feedback on how to improve and develop your work from local professional photographers Jean-Christophe Godet and John O’Neill.
 

PHOTOGRAPHING SARK

SAT 16 JUNE
DEPARTURE 8AM
RETURN ON THE 5PM BOAT
£165
(PRICE INCLUDES BOAT FARE)

A fun and sociable day to further your knowledge about landscape photography in the dramatic settings of Sark. This is a day of walking, exploring and experiencing Sark - looking at what makes it unique and trying to capture that in a photograph.

Jean-Christophe will be giving tips throughout on composition, light and settings to help you get the most of your subject.

Lunch will be a relaxed outdoor affair as everybody is welcome to bring their own picnic or to go to the pub if the weather is not good.

Tutor: Jean-Christophe Godet
Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
Equipment required: Digital SLR

APERTURE WORKSHOP

MON 18 JUNE
7.30PM TO 9PM
IQ - LE POLLET
ST PETER PORT
FREE EVENT

Your chance to experiment with the best image software available. An ‘aperture’ expert will answer all your questions and give you a multitude of tips.