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FLOW International Photography Festival

Mon 10 April 2017

TalkSeePhotography is delighted to present Roddy McKenzie and Matt Sillars who will discuss the impetus and planning of the inaugural international photo festival Flow.

The key goal of the festival is to broaden photographic discourse and to contextualise the North as a real and an imagined territory. To this end, the festival’s curatorial directors group has taken a point of departure in the media's dynamic presence in contemporary society to program a series of exhibitions and events which will take place across the Highlands and Islands.

The work presented ranges from documentary practices to conceptual renderings. In some respects it’s a mix which not only raises questions about how we view and consume photography practices but also how we view and identify ourselves through the links to geographic locations and ideas about identity. The Centre for the North at the University of the Highlands will host discussions, with other collaborators including An Lanntair, Stornoway, Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, Helmsdale amongst others.

Exhibitors include Andrea Gjestvang (NO), Charlotte Haslund-Christensen (DK), Trine Søndergaard (DK), Ragnar Axelsson (IS) and a number of other artists from near and far.

Matt Sillars lectures in Photography at the University of the Highlands and Islands and is a Director on SSHoP’s committee and co-ordinator of the Northern Portfolio meetings for Scottish Photographers. Roddy McKenzie is a photographer and educator. He teaches Visual Ethnography on post-graduate level and is a member of Scottish Photographers. His particular interests lie in performance (theatre, dance and concert) landscape and portraiture.