Urban Photographers' Association Portfolio Review
Edward Hillel, Tanya Houghton and David Kendall
The UPA Portfolio Review will provide artists and photographers with the opportunity to have their work reviewed by experienced practicing urban photographers, educationists and researchers focusing on contemporary urban life. Participants are invited to bring a portfolio of visual work that speaks to their interest in urban space. Ideally, this should be a project in development, or possibly a completed body of work ready for publication.
Participants will receive three twenty-minute reviews from three international renowned visual artists. We anticipate a high amount of interest in this review, so please confirm your place early in order not to miss out on this opportunity.
UPA Reviewers 2017
Edward Hillel is a photographer who works at the nexus of history and memory, cities in flux, public space and social practice. His projects engage the photographic image in documentary, conceptual, performative and site-specific processes. He has received the Verband der Deutschen Kritikerpreis fur Bildende Kunst Berlin / German Critics Visual Arts Prize (Berlin), The Golden Sheaf Film Award (Canada), the Prix Alain de Rothschild (France), and the Spiro Institute Arts Award (UK). His work has been exhibited and published internationally.
Born in Baghdad, Iraq and grew up in Montreal, Canada, Edward studied political science and philosophy at McGill University and spent several years as a community organizer before taking up photography. Between 1990-2000 he resided in Paris and in 2006 opened a studio in New York. He is currently Founder & Director of the Harlem Biennale.
Tanya Houghton is a social documentary photographer and interdisciplinary practitioner based in London. Having studied at both the University of the Arts London and Goldsmiths, University of London she comes from a background of sociology and conceptual photography.
She has been selected for Organ Vida Festival 2017 and was recently awarded the Graduate Breakthrough award by the British Journal of Photography, the professional award at Reclaim Photography Festival and the D&AD Global Next Photographer, she is a member of the Urban Photographers Association.
Her work has featured in; A Paper Sea Quarterly, Australian Times, the British Journal of Photography, Hash Tag Photography Journal, Junko Journal, South African News, The Telegraph, World Photo China and the World Photography Organisation.
David Kendall's practice explores how spatial, economic and design initiatives, as well as participatory practices, combine to encourage social and spatial interconnections or dissonance in cities. Kendall utilises visual archives, mapping, events and embodied experiences to activate and generate his photographic, film and site-specific projects. His photographs, spatial research and collaborative projects have been exhibited and presented internationally including:
Københavns Universitet, Denmark, Centro Cultural Manuel Gómez Morín, Santiago de Querétaro, Mexicó, Tate Britain, UK, the South Bank Centre London, UK, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Germany, 4th International Architecture Biennale, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Institut français London, UK, Museo De Arte Del Banco De La Republica, Bogotá, Colombia, the British Library, London, UK, documenta 14, Germany, Akademin Valand, Göteborg, Sweden and the University of Oxford, UK. Kendall is a visiting research fellow within the Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.