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Development activities for Photographers
Redeye was formed in 1998 and is the North West England
Photography Network. It aims to make life easier for photographers
and photography in the region and beyond, by providing information,
opportunities, events, training and professional development.
Paul has extensive knowledge spanning both the professional
and arts photography sectors and can advise on issues ranging
from copyright to ethics to portfolio development.
As a practitioner he apprenticed in the 1980s with former
Picture Post photographer Humphrey Spender. His work has
appeared in newspapers, magazines and exhibitions nationally
Sophie is currently Head of Exhibitions and Print Room
at Magnum Photos London. Her interest in photography began
whilst working as a picture researcher at Penguin Books.
She then went on to work in a start up photography agency
and gallery; after which she became Deputy Editor of PLUK
magazine (Photography in London and the UK), co-curating
exhibitions at the gallery owned by PLUKs publisher,
artandphotographs. With Magnum since 2003, her role involves
origination and co-ordination of touring exhibitions both
individual and group by Magnum's photographers within the
UK and AustralAsia. She has also overseen the setting up
of the new Print Room at Magnum's offices and put in place
a schedule of exhibitions and talks in collaboration with
the Atlas Gallery. She regularly writes on photography for
magazines such as BJP and Eight.
Simon has been developing the Artists Insights programme
for Arts Council England. Artists Insights aims to
unlock artists professional potential and develop
the arts throughout England to the benefit of everyone.
Through research into artists lives, he has identified
the greatest obstacles to their creativity and careers.
Simon will also be providing information on Grants for the
Arts and other funding options.
Louise Clements and Mike Brown
Programme Managers Format Festival
Louise Clements is curator of Q Arts programme of exhibitions,
events, commissions, production and participation since
2002. She is co-founder of the Format photography festival
and co-ordinates Trigger, experimental media/film/music
events at Q Gallery. Louise has worked as a freelance curator,
artist and writer both nationally and internationally since
Mike Brown is Arts Projects Coordinator at Derby City Council
and co-founder of the Format photography festival. His background
is in photography and ranges from large scale artistic commissions
to product shoots for kitchen utensils. He has experience
of arts journal publishing, fundraising and project development.
Mike has a passion for street photography and continues
to make and exhibit his own work.