Ways of Looking is a new festival of photography in Bradford and runs throughout October 2011. Exploring the theme EVIDENCE, the festival presents new exhibitions and commissions, photography in public spaces, collaborations with Bradford residents, a specially published book, and an inspiring programme of events.
From Deller’s selection of photographs for the series ‘Poking About’
Courtesy of Bradford Museums and Galleries
“With the National Media Museum and Impressions Gallery, Bradford is a hub for photography exhibitions and its capitalising on its position this October with the Ways of Looking festival. The festival, which is held across eight different venues, includes Daniel Meadows: Early Photographic Works and Donovan Wylie’s Outposts, both of which will be on show at the National Media Museum. Turner Prize winner Douglas Gordon will be exhibiting a specially-commissioned work, Self Portrait of You and Me (Blue Skies), at Impressions Gallery, while Jeremy Deller, who has also won a Turner Prize, will be showing Poking About, an exhibition created using Bradford Museums and Galleries’ photographic archives. The festival also includes shows by Red Saunders, Diane Bielik and Simon Ford and Colin Lloyd.
Ways of Looking opens on 30 September and will be staging special events throughout the weekend. Photography on Trial at the Victorian Courthouse, City Hall will see Stephen Bull and Nick McGowan-Lowe debate the pros and cons of copyrighting images at 2.30pm on Saturday 01 October, while Disco Politik will be playing at the Bradford Playhouse on Friday night.The festival is organised by Impressions Gallery, National Media Museum and The Culture Company, with Bradford Museums & Galleries, Bradford Grid, Fabric, Leeds Met Gallery & Studio Theatre and Gallery II, University of Bradford.” Author: Diane Smyth at the BJP