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Introducing our Instagram pages

Contemporary photographers make visual statements on any subject, emphasising sets of images. We have extended our social media presence with a new Instagram account where group members and non-members work can be featured.

Added by SIG: Contemporary on 10 Jul 2018

Single Picture Stories

As a group ethos the Contemporary SIG tends to encourage photographers to think about building sets of images to make a point about something. An image in today’s newspapers had me thinking about the challenges of telling stories with a single image. This one is incredible and makes a point very quickly.

Added by SIG: Contemporary on 11 Jun 2018

Photographs with emotional impact

Images can make us smile, laugh, or cry - or somewhere in between. What series of images has an emotional impact on you?

Added by SIG: Contemporary on 17 May 2018

A line through London

A Royal Photographic Society photo project about Crossrail was proposed by Brian Steptoe early in 2017, along the lines of Alec Soth’s ground-breaking photobook Sleeping by the Mississippi. The RPS book followed the tunnelled sections of Crossrail recording London life around the future Elizabeth Line.

Added by SIG: Contemporary on 17 Apr 2018

Women in Photography

March 8th 2018 was International Women’s Day. On that day several organisations such as Magnum and Lensculture published some great articles discussing women photographers. Whilst the photography industry is male dominated and women are fighting hard for their share of attention the articles from Magnum and Lensculture show us women photographers are producing great contemporary work, often with points of view unattainable by male photographers.

Added by SIG: Contemporary on 30 Mar 2018

PhotoEast2018

Warm up act for Photoeast 2018

Added by Region: East Anglia on 22 Mar 2018

Distilling stories from crude oil

Award winning work from British photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews' Caspian project will be published by Aperture in 2018 with the support from The Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography at The Peabody Museum, Harvard University. Chloe will be joining the Contemporary SIG meeting in May - come along an hear first hand about this and other projects.

Added by SIG: Contemporary on 02 Mar 2018

GDPR and street photography

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) seeks to create a harmonised data protection law framework across the EU and aims to give citizens back control of their personal data, whilst imposing strict rules on those hosting and 'processing' this data, anywhere in the world. The Regulation also introduces rules relating to the free movement of personal data within and outside the EU. Whilst clearly targeted at businesses there may be some implications for individual photographers.

Added by SIG: Contemporary on 13 Feb 2018

MEUS - an exhibition 'of mine'

EACG exhibition July 2018

Added by SIG: Contemporary East Anglia on 12 Jan 2018

Rise of the Robots

Artificial Intelligence is making rapid inroads in assessment and enhancement of images. Google and Adobe both have image enhancement technologies in their software. Are we witnessing the rise of the robot and the death of originality?

Added by SIG: Contemporary on 05 Jan 2018