URBAN PHOTOGRAPHY: A Series of Conversations

As part of the Urban Photography: A Series of Conversations, in association with UPRU, The Wapping Project & Goldsmiths, Photofusion are pleased to announce an upcoming discussion involving our next exhibitor…

Elisabeth Blanchet in conversation with David Kendall (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Photographer Elisabeth Blanchet has spent over 11 years building an archive of post-war prefabricated homes and communities in the UK. Prefabs – Palaces for the people is a multimedia exhibition on display at Photofusion from 28 June – 2 August 2013, including photographs, interviews, short films, stories, an ipad interactive platform and prefab memorabilia.

Born in Normandy, Elisabeth Blanchet is a UK-based freelance photographer. Alongside collaborations with UK, European and American magazines and press, her work has been widely exhibited. In 2012, the photo essay Ceausescu’s Orphans, 20 years on was shown at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Paris and her archive on Gypsies and Irish Travellers was exhibited at Autograph ABP.

David Kendall’s photography and research explore how spatial, economic and design initiatives, as well as participatory practices, combine to encourage social and spatial interconnections or conflict in cities. He is a graduate of LCC, University of the Arts London and Goldsmiths, University of London where he studied photography, urban studies, design and sociology.

Kendall has chaired panel discussions, co-curated exhibitions and symposia, including Photography and the Practice of Walking (with Lanis Levy, 2010) Urban Encounters/Goldsmiths, University of London and many more. He facilitates workshops with NGOs, charities, architects, media and educational organisations.

Thursday 4 July 2013, 6.30 – 8.30pm in the Photofusion Gallery

Limited seats available, please rsvp: [email protected]