Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Liam Devlin and Ronnie Close

Ronnie Close, former senior lecturer on PhotoArt, and Liam Devlin, current PhD researcher and lecturer at UWN, are everywhere at the moment!

Since moving out to Cairo almost a year ago, Ronnie has been documenting his time there on his blog. Now, with the Brighton Photo Biennial starting this Saturday (October 6th), the work they have produced over the past year is starting to see the light of day.

They have contributed two essays to Charlotte Cotton's eitherand.org - under the heading Use/Re-Use - on the fluidity of photography in various, ever-changing uses, appropriations and contexts.

Liam has also interviewed Ronnie in the latest issue of Photoworks as well as speaking at a symposium on Photography's Contested Spaces at the University of Sussex alongside Charlotte Cotton, Jorge Ribalta and Broomberg & Chanarin.

Ronnie will also be speaking at the Opening Weekend Symposium at BPB with Jason Larkin, Silvia Mollicchi and David Batty on the topic Critical Image Cairo – Photographing Egypt.

Coinciding with this panel discussion is a exhibiton of the same name put together by Ronnie and including his film Ultras on groups of non-sectarian football supporters in Cairo. There will also be a separate screening and talk given by Ronnie on the film on October 8th.

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