It’s a busy week here at Metro as we have organised two days of exciting photo events with our industry partners Source, Pixelrights and The OGC which are taking place at Digital Catapult in London.
On 5th and 6th May we will be hosting portfolio days
, the quarterly print and online photography magazine who are committed to publishing emerging photographic work from the UK and Ireland. Thursday is an ‘Open Call’ submission whilst Friday will be a ‘Student’ submission in conjunction with Uni Campus Suffolk (UCI). Both days will be a unique way for Source to meet new photographers to find out about their photographic work which could form part of the 'portfolio pages' section of the Magazine in future issues.
Thursday evening sees “Close UP IV: Photography. Not Photographer” the fourth in our series of talks run by The Old Girls Club (The OGC)
. Focusing on individuals who work within the photography industry but not currently as practising professional photographers we look forward to welcoming three wonderful guest speakers: Bindi Vora
from The Photographers Gallery; Karen Harvey
, Creative Development Director at Shutter Hub and Courtney Husselmann,
Metro’s Production Co-ordinator & Exhibition Consultant. These women are involved in discovering emerging talent, encouraging new work, curating and organising exhibitions, as well as supporting and advising existing artists within the world of photography.
In the evening of Friday 6th we will be hosting 'Self-representation For The Creative Industry' with Pixelrights
, the first in a series of talks in which we aim to educate photographers at all levels looking to move forward with their professional practise. With a panel of industry experts including our own Creative Director, Professor Steve Macleod and Shaun Curry, Founder of Pixelrights and former photojournalist we will share insight into the current creative market, provide advice on valuing your work, discuss how 'Limited Editions' really work and explore the pros & cons of gallery representation.