Collectives Encounter’s flânerie to Fotofestiwal 2012 in Lodz (Poland)

The Collectives Encounter has been invited by Lodz Fotofestiwal to participate in this year’s edition and be part of an exhibition programme curated around the ideas of cooperation, networking and community building. We are very pleased to share the Collective Space with Sputnik Photos , TerraProject, NOOR  and  Verso. The Collective space is dedicated to photographer’s groups … Continue reading

in conversation with Rawiya at the Delfina Foundation

  As part of the parallel activities of the Collectives Encounter, I will be in conversation with Rawiya Collective at the Delfina Foundation on Monday 7th at 7pm. Rawiya’s members Dalia Khamissy, Tanya Habjouqa and Tamara Abdul Hadi will discuss the benefit of working collectively and will present their personal work. Rawiya’s members have been … Continue reading

Orchestra of Disorientation – the final video ready for installation

Click on the image to watch the video in vimeo. Or alternatively click here: http://vimeo.com/20236127  As we’re gearing up to the Format Festival, me and Jane from The Photography Collective are working on press release’s to spread the word about Collectives Encounter. And Martin will be installing the work this weekend in Derby too. Exciting stuff. … Continue reading

The video killed the radio star…

… But gave a new life to photographs and photostories!!! This past weekend I was busy putting together a couple of showreels for the opening of FORMAT… Here is ASA collective’s one. EnjoY!

talking about walking (without cameras) tomorrow in Newcastle

As part of the Collectives Encounter parallel activities, the North East Photography Network invited Wideyed photo collective to go for a walk as part of their series of ‘Photography Walks’. This project aims to develop themed walks where the group will think about and discuss aspects of photography while walking around different parts of the … Continue reading

Thoughts on text

  As our ideas of the flaneur and what we’ve shot start to culminate into it’s final piece, we have been reflecting on the idea of using text within out video. The use of text is prominent in my own personal work, complimenting, questioning or probing deeper into the subjects I explore. So when we … Continue reading

cycle, motion and people. our puzzle starts to fit

Today was a mini meeting of minds for the photography collective as we try to get a cohesive strong video piece  ready for 2 weeks time (eek!!) Developing from our last ideas on the key words, we began to put the different pieces of the puzzle together. The pieces being our photographs, the puzzle our … Continue reading

ramping up to the festival

The festival is not that far away now and as it fast approaches we’re getting more exciting about seeing the other collectives as well as our own final piece. So far we have a test video that  is starting to make our collectives work join together, it’s still in it’s infancy, but it’s shaping up … Continue reading

what we are doing when we are not a ‘we’

the Collectives Encounter is meant to behave like a monster collective when we are in Derby in March. this is a bit what should happen here on the blog in this last month of preparation of the exhibition. while the beast is asleep, we all are juggling with other ongoing projects or commitments and it … Continue reading

Free photography workshop by Human Endeavour in Derby on 11th and 12th February 2011

Alex Currie, ‘Ibrox, Glasgow 2010’, from the series ‘Degeneration‘ / Human Endeavour Human Endeavour will lead a ‘Documentary photography research-led project’ workshop in Derby. As part of the 2nd Collectives Encounter at Format11, Human Endeavour collective will give 1.5-day workshop in Derby. The Collective will present their project ‘Degeneration‘ and show the processes behind making … Continue reading