Join us for a one-day symposium accompanying Museums Sheffield’s new exhibition at the Graves Gallery, Street View: Photographs of Urban Life.

Featuring images primarily drawn from Sheffield’s own photographs collection, the exhibition explores the diversity of the street; as a social space, as a battleground for protest and as a source of artistic inspiration. Visitors will discover a range of works which, in many cases, have not been exhibited for over 20 years.

This symposium will contextualise the exhibition within the broader theme of street photography and the long-term development of photography in Sheffield. It also aims to emphasise the importance of UK-wide photography networks to continued development and research in the field. The symposium will offer the first chance to find out about the Photographic Collections Network. This is a new organisation, supported by Arts Council England, for anyone involved with photography archives and collections. It launches in October 2016 and Paul Herrmann, one of the co-founders, will give more information about its aims and plans.

Speakers will include Susanna Brown (Curator, Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum), Simon Roberts (UK-based contemporary photographer), Paul Herrmann (Director, RedEye: The Photography Network and Chairman of the Photographic Collections Network), Paul Hill (UK-based photographer and Professor of Photography) and Ken Phillip (Sheffield-based photographer and former Lecturer of Photography, Sheffield Hallam University).

The symposium will be followed by a special evening viewing of the Street View exhibition 5.45pm-7.45pm with curator Catherine Troiano. 

Tickets are priced 12 / £10 concessions and are available now – please book via Eventbrite

For further information please contact Catherine Troiano: 

Northern Light: Landscape Photography and Evocations of the North is a conference hosted by the Photography group in the Department of Media Arts and Communication, Sheffield Hallam University.

I will be giving a keynote talk about my work in Russia, notably from Motherland and Polyarnye Nochi.

The conference runs from 4-5 July, 2016 and explores the ways that photographic images address notions of a Northern landscape – whether drawing on established traditions of art and photography or whether concerned with contemporary photographic and lens based practice.  The conference will bring together scholars and practitioners to discuss a wide range of practices and critical approaches, from both contemporary and historical perspectives.

Themes addressed will include:
• The diversity of regional representations of the Northern Landscape – North Britain, Canada, the Arctic regions, Northern Europe, the Nordic countries, Siberia
• A range of critical themes – the peopled, vernacular, landscape;  the Anthropocene; wilderness landscapes; landscape photography as a record of actuality or as conceived and imagined
• Contemporary practice as well as the historical development of landscape photography
• The relationship to painting, to the Northern Renaissance, and to the Sublime

The exhibition – to be held in the SIA Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University – will open with a private view on July 4th and will then be open to the public until July 31st.

You can view the full conference programme here-

I will be giving an artist talk in Birmingham organised by GRAIN Photography Hub.

Lecture Theatre, Birmingham City University, Parkside Campus
5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD

12th April 2016 from 6pm – 7.30pm

Tickets £4 full price or £3 student/concession, booking for this event is essential.

For more information contact or to book your ticket now through Eventbrite click here.

As part of my Pierdom national exhibition, I’ll be giving an artist talk at Towner Gallery in Eastbourne on 28th October.

Book at the desk, by phone or online.

01323 434670


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As part of Photo Hastings I will be giving an artist talk about the work I have produced over the past decade exploring ideas of the British landscape.

October 16, 7pm, Stade Hall, Hastings

The talk is free to attend.

More information here.

Join us as Simon Roberts, whose Pierdom exhibition is now on at BlackheathBeach, discusses his photographic practice and the work he has made over the past decade exploring idea of the British landscape.


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As part of the Pierdom National Exhibition on show at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, I will be giving an exhibition talk followed by a walking tour of Blackpool North Pier for a look back at the history of Blackpool’s famous piers with Blackpool Libraries Local & Family History Librarian, Tony Sharkey.

Free but booking is essential.

There will also be a curator’s tour by Richard Parry on Wed 23rd July, 6-7pm.

To book a place on either of the events and activities please contact us on or 01253 478170.

More information about the exhibition and events here:


The exhibition and talk is supported by Arts Council England.



Tuesday 15 April 2014, from 19.00
Free & exclusive to Photofusion Members

Until 31st March we are running a special half-price discount on Membership.
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We are pleased to announce that renowned British photographer and Photofusion Patron Simon Roberts will be giving an artist talk to Photofusion Members.

More information about

the talk here.

I’m delighted to be giving a public lecture at the renowned George Eastman House on Saturday 9th November. The lecture is part of the Museum’s Wish You Were Here series.

More details here:

The Wish You Were Here photography lecture series features renowned photographers sharing images and stories that invite you to explore new destinations or revisit favorite ones.

Lectures are held in the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House. Admission is $6 ($3 students), free for members. Artists will sign their books following the lectures. Books are available in the Eastman House Store.

Wish You Were Here is generously supported by museum member Thomas N. Tischer.

The lecture will be held in the Dryden Theatre at 2pm. Admission is $6 ($3 students), free for members. A book signing will take place afterwards.

As part of the Pierdom exhibition at Flowers Gallery I will be doing an artist talk with Francis Hodgson. The event is free to attend, but numbers are limited. Please RSVP to