Workshop 5: Street Portraiture Workshop
Tutor: Paul Halliday
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London
Date: Sunday 7 October 2012
Time: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Equipment: bring a digital camera (DSLR or compact)
Price: £75 / £40 Concessions
This workshop will focus on street-based portraiture. Participants will be introduced to a range of approaches within the genre through a short historical and theoretical introduction at Goldsmiths College in the morning, followed by a discussion of the main points and particpants’ experiences of street portraiture. After an assignment briefing and trip via overground tube to London’s East End area., participants will work in small groups to make a series of street portraits that explore notions of presence, engagement and the relationship between psyche and environment. After lunch, participants will head back to Goldsmiths and work in small editing groups to make PowerPoint presentations of their work, followed by discussion and feedback from the tutor and group.
About the tutor
Paul Halliday is a photographer, film-maker and urban sociologist based in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London as Course Leader of the international MA in Photography and Urban Cultures. After training in photojournalism and film-making, he went on to study social anthropology, art history and social psychology. His visual practice is concerned with what he describes as a ‘critical urbanism’; an approach to photographing urban spaces that draws on the social science traditions of ethnography, social psychology and cultural geography. Paul worked for many years in adult education, arts development and human rights campaigning, working for the British Refugee Council as a media adviser. His street portraits are currently exhibited as part of the Horniman Museum’s The Body Adorned exhibition.
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