|images by Martin Parr|
Last week I had my introduction to the work of photographer Martin Parr. Im extremely pleased that I tagged along to see him talk at the Lighthouse in Wolverhampton. Not only was his presentation utterly engaging but I am now completely in awe of his work.
|Photography Month at The Shrewsbury Coffeehouse|
I've also been helping Footprint Photography (Richard Foot aka my brother) set up Photography Month at The Shrewsbury Coffeehouse. Submissions of work came in from across the country and we had just shy of 100 pieces to hang altogether. Now the work is up on the walls (in an old school Royal Academy style) visitors can vote for their favourite piece. The 6 photographers with the most votes will then be judged by a panel of experts and the overall winner will be given a solo show in March 2012. I've picked my favourite . . .
|My Manic & I, by Ella Ruth Cowperthwaite|
|Cones, by Helen Foot|
Over the course of August their are many other photography related events happening at the Coffeehouse. These include a series of talks by professional photographers and a photo treasure hunt, all great events to gear Shrewsbury up for the arrival of The Shrewsbury International Festival of Photography which will take place next year. The Festival, which focuses on music photography, looks set to be a fabulous event with talks and exhibitions by some pretty famous movers and shakers in the field. Check out the new facebook page for details: ShrewsburyInternationalPhotographyFestival. Can't wait until next year now . . . .
Images from facebook and www.martinparr.com