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Photography talks you won’t want to miss this November

This month we are highlighting some not-to-be-missed photography talks taking place across the country.

Photo talks: installation view Robyn Beeche and Al McDonald
Installation view (Robyn Beeche and Al McDonald), bauhaus imaginista: Still Undead, HKW Berlin 2019. Photo: Silke Briel

Walkthrough: Bauhaus in Popular Culture

Join Nottingham Contemporary for a gallery tour where curators, artists, and researchers share their perspectives on the exhibitions.

This walkthrough is led by Mariana Meneses and explores the legacy and influence of the Bauhaus in Great Britain, particularly in popular youth culture and the work of Vidal Sassoon.

Meneses will explore the impact on Vidal Sassoon’s practice and hairstyling, as well as on the teaching and training at the Vidal Sassoon Academy.

The hairstylist was influenced by Bauhaus theoretical texts which informed his pioneering style of geometrical hair cutting technique.

Additionally, Bauhaus artist and theorist Johannes Itten and his colour theory were instrumental for hair styling and fashion trends during the fifties and sixties in London.

Wednesday Walkthrough: Bauhaus in Popular Culture, Nottingham Contemporary, November 13, 6pm. Free, drop-in.

Main exhibition: Still Undead: Popular Culture in Britain Beyond the Bauhaus, until January 12, 2020.

Photography talks: an image from Laia Abril's On Abortion
Image: © Laia Abril

Miniclick – Laia Abril

Laia Abril is a photographer and multi-platform storyteller whose work relates to femininity.

Abril’s books include A History of Misogyny: Chapter One: On Abortion (2018) which examines the repercussions of abortion controls in different cultures.

On Abortion won Photobook of the Year at the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards.

In 2018, Abril was awarded the Tim Hetherington Trust’s Visionary Award to work on A History Of Misogyny, Chapter 2: On Rape Culture.

The talk is part of a monthly series presented by Miniclick and The Royal Photographic Society.

Photographer Jack Latham is curating the July to December 2019 programme.

Miniclick – Laia Abril, RPS House, November 14, 6.30pm to 9pm. Free admission but registration is required.

Borderland by Christopher Nunn
Installation shot: Borderland: Stories from Donbas by Christopher Nunn

Reality Check with Christopher Nunn

Join award winning photographer Chris Nunn to get a real insight into working as a professional photographer.

From making, exhibiting and publishing work to building networks and working on commissions, Nunn will introduce his practice and talk through some of the challenges he’s faced.

With experience in self-initiated long term projects, Nunn will share his knowledge of creating current exhibition Borderland: Stories from Donbas.

Designed as a practical discussion session, Reality Check is suitable for photographers at all levels looking to gain an insight into the industry.

Reality Check with Christopher Nunn, Impressions Gallery, November 22, 2pm to 3.30pm. Pay as you feel but booking essential as only 12 places available.

Main exhibition: Borderland: Stories from Donbas, until January 4, 2020.

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year

Open to professional and non-professional, old and young, these awards celebrate the very best in food photography and film from around the world.

The categories cover the full cultural range of the depiction of food in society – there is something for everyone.

From styled food for magazines to images of families eating together in celebration of religious festivals, from depictions of the realities of food production to food growing in its natural setting.

Caroline Kenyon, director of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, will share the story of how she and her team created the awards and built them into a global force.

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, Photo North Festival, November 30.

Main event: Photo North Festival, Harrogate, November 30 to December 2.

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