TOWARDS BREXIT, IN CONVERSATION WITH MAX BARNETT, ED ALCOCK, SIMON ROBERTS AND SUKI DHANDA
30th Jan 2019
From 7pm to 9pm at The Factory 45
From the press to the Internet, social media, TV, and social interactions in everyday life, the Brexit is currently present everywhere.
The consequences are as important inside as outside of the UK, it is shifting our environment and changing our relationship to one another.
While UK's exit approaches and the confusion becomes more widespread, some artists have been exploring the impacts of the Brexit in our daily life and how the recent events have shaped their own journey.
Featuring Max Barnett, Editor-in-Chief of Pylot Magazine and the photographers Suki Dhanda, Simon Roberts and Ed Alcock.
Join us for another evening of conversation at Factory 45 (London), we will finish with a Q&A and drinks.
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Max Barnett - Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of Pylot Magazine.
Max Barnett is a Photographer, Magazine Editor, and Image Editor based in London.
He moved to London in September 2010 in order to complete a BA in Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster. While studying he developed the original concept for a new magazine, which later became PYLOT Magazine.
PYLOT was officially launched in 2014 after Max assembled a small team, who worked together to create the magazine’s identity. He currently works as the Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of the magazine.
Alongside starting a magazine, Max has established a career as a photographer, working with a range of clients and magazines.
Simon Roberts - Photographer
Simon Roberts (b.1974) is a British artist-photographer whose work deals with our relationship to landscape and notions of identity and belonging. He has published and exhibited widely and his photographs reside in major public and private collections, including the George Eastman House, Deutsche Börse Art Collection and V&A Collection. In 2010 he was commissioned as the official British Election Artist by the House of Commons Works of Art Committee to produce a record of the General Election on behalf of the UK Parliamentary Art Collection; and in 2013 was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.
He has published four critically acclaimed monographs, Motherland (Chris Boot, 2007), We English (Chris Boot, 2009) – voted as one of the best photography books of the past decade – Pierdom (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2013) and most recently Merrie Albion (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2017).
Outside of his own professional practice, Simon is an active public speaker and holds a position as a visiting lecturer on the European Master of Fine Art course at IED Madrid and an Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Nottingham (2013-2019). He is involved with several not for profit organisations serving as a trustee of Photoworks and an advisor to FotoDocument.
Simon will introduce his last project The Brexit Lexicon, 2018 (single-channel video of 80min), part of Flowers Contemporary I, II & III at Flowers Gallery. from the 9 January - 9 February, 2019.
© Lewis Khan, 2018
Suki Dhanda (b.1969) is a British Asian female photographer, she began her photographic career after receiving a Prince’s Trust loan and gaining a Higher National Diploma in Photography at Plymouth College of Art and Design
As one of The Observer’s main portrait photographers her sitters have included musicians, politicians, celebrities and sports personalities. Her editorial commissions are regularly published in leading magazines and in press nationally and internationally.
Reportage is another strong component of Suki’s work and she has shot stories in many countries including coffee farmers in Rwanda, tea workers in China, farmer’s in India and fair-trade oil in Palestine.
Her personal projects concentrate on people in their environments and ethnicity and she has exhibited with the British Council, Platform for Art, the Photographer’s Gallery and The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art to name a few.
In her last project Race, Place & Diversity, Suki was influenced by her reaction to the 2016 Brexit vote. The series highlights the changing landscape of the city, celebrating its diverse community through an investigative study of the seaside experience.
Ed Alcock is an anglo-french photographer. He has been living in Paris for 18 years.
His personal work is set between documentary and fiction and uses portrait and documentary landscape as the raw material for his projects. He draws his inspiration from art-house cinema and from literature. He collaborated with the French non-fiction novelist, Emmanuel Carrère for his first book Hobbledehoy, which tells the story of the relationship between a young mother and her son. In his latest photographic series, Home, sweet home, initiated by the Brexit, Ed Alcock engages a reflection on the profound changes in his country of origin, the United Kingdom.
He is contributing portrait photographer for Télérama, Le Monde and M - Le Magazine du Monde, The Guardian and The Observer, The New York Times, Madame Figaro, El Pais Semanal Magazine, Madame Figaro and Elle.
His work has been presented in galleries and festivals in France (Galerie Château d’Eau in Toulouse, Myop in Arles during the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, Festival Photo La Gacilly, ImageSingulières in Sète, Paris Photo OFF), and internationally (Berlin Monat Fotografie OFF, Myop in London, LENTOS Kunstmuseum and Festival Photo Baden in Austria). His prints are held in public and private collections in France and the United States.
He co-curated the critically and publicly acclaimed exhibition MYOP in London, in collaboration with Seen Fifteen Gallery, during the inaugural edition of Photo London in 2015.
He has been a member of Agence M.Y.O.P. since 2011.