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Impressions gallery visit & portfolio review

There is a fantastic opportunity for a limited number of students to enjoy a curator hosted visit to Chloe Dewe Mathew’s In Search of Frankenstein exhibition, find out more about how a leading photography gallery works with artists, and receive feedback on their own work as part of a group portfolio review session lead by Anne McNeill and Dr Pippa Oldfield from Impressions (background information below).
Numbers are restricted to 10 to ensure all attendees have the opportunity to present and receive feedback on their own work. A donation of £20 from each student is requested on booking, with OCASA funds matching this. The event will take place on Saturday 24 November between 12 and 3pm, at the Impressions Gallery in Bradford. Impressions Gallery is a charity that helps people to understand the world through photography.
There is more about the exhibition here – http://www.impressions-gallery.com/exhibitions/exhibition.php?id=87.
Anne McNeill is a key figure working in photography in the UK today. She has been the director and curator of Impressions Gallery since 2000. She has curated numerous shows Including photographers Anna Fox, Paul Rea, Joy Gregory, Murray Ballard and Trish Morrissey. Anne is a member of the “Academy” a group of photography experts who nominate candidates for the Deutsche Borse Photography Foundation Prize, and since 20111 is a nominator for Prix Pictet, the global award in photography and sustainability. Since 2016, she is a nominator for the Hasselblad Foundation International Award.
Previously, Anne was the Artistic director of Photo 98, the UK Year of photography and the largest photography festival across Yorkshire. In 1995 founding Director of Photoworks, the national commissioning agency for photography based in Brighton. She began her career as a darkroom worker, in the radical gallery Camerawork, London in 1984, and was a freelance photographer throughout the 80s and early 90s.
Throughout her career Anne is a visiting lecturer at many universities and colleges. She has been the external moderator for BA and MA photography courses, most recently at University for the Creative Arts.
Dr Pippa Oldfield joined Impressions in 2003. As Head of Programme, she helps shape the artistic direction of the Gallery, curates exhibitions, works with artists to develop their work, oversees the touring exhibitions programme, and supports marketing and engagement. Pippa is a visiting lecturer on numerous BA Photography programmes, participates in public talks an conferences nationally and internationally, and has been a portfolio reviewer at many festivals and organisations including Fotofest, Texas; Hydra, Mexico City; and PhotoEspaña, Madrid. Her exhibitions include No Man’s Land: Women’s Photography and the First World War (currently touring the UK); Bringing the War Home, and Once More, With Feeling: Recent Photography from Colombia (co-curated with The Photographers’ Gallery). She is currently completing her monograph Photography and War for Reaktion, and is an Honorary Research Fellow at Durham University, UK.
In her former life, she worked in print sales at The Special Photographers’ Company, Tom Blau Gallery, and the Print Sales Room at The Photographer’s Gallery, all in London. She is also a recovering cruise-ship photographer.
Accessibility information for the venue can be found here http://www.impressions-gallery.com/planning_your_visit/access.php
To request a place on this study visit/event please complete the form. Please note there is a £20 booking fee for this study event which will be donated to the Gallery. 

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