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Artist Talk: Mark Neville, 10 novembre 2016 18:30, QUAD – Derby
FORMAT Photoforum: Mark Neville
Thursday 10th November, 18:30 – 20:30
QUAD, The Box
£5/£4 for members and concessions
Celebrated photographic artist Mark Neville will give a unique insight into his career through rarely seen films and images spanning his practice as an artist. Neville will talk about ethics and photography, the gap between media representation and conflict, the realities of working as a war artist, censorship of his work, and the various techniques and strategies he employs in his projects, as well as his plans for a his latest work in Eastern Europe.
Neville works at the intersection of art and documentary, investigating the social function of photography. He makes lens-based works which have been realised and disseminated in a large array of contexts, as both still and moving image pieces, slideshows, films, and giveaway books.
His work has consistently looked to subvert the traditional role of social documentary practice, seeking to find new ways to empower the position of its subject over that of the author. Often working with closely knit communities, in a collaborative process intended to be of direct, practical benefit to the subject, his photographic projects to date have frequently made the towns he portrays the primary audience for the work.
“Mark Neville has re-imagined what documentary photography could be, should be. Instead of the bland ‘deconstructions’ that pass so lazily as ‘critical’ in contemporary art, he makes extraordinary pictures and finds extraordinary ways to get them back to those he has photographed.” – David Campany
See more of Neville’s work here: http://www.markneville.com