The new Director of Ffotogallery is Siân Addicott. She will start at the beginning of April. She is currently the Head of Undergraduate Photography at University of Wales Trinity St David’s where she leads the programme covering Documentary Photography & Visual Activism and Photography in the Arts. Before teaching she worked for eight years as International Editor at the photographic agency Camera Press. Quoted in the press release for her appointment she said ‘At a time when photography’s legacy and ongoing role in shaping cultural identities is rightly being challenged and re-examined, there has never been a more timely opportunity to ensure Ffotogallery is a welcoming and inclusive space for progressive photography in Wales.’
A new position, the Parasol Women in Photography curator, has been created at the V&A and Fiona Rogers has been appointed to the role. Previously Rogers worked at Magnum from 2005 to 2020 and at Webber Represents. Relevant for this position she also founded Firecracker in 2011 to promote women in photography.
Phillip Roberts has been appointed as the Bern and Ronny Schwartz Curator of Photography at the The Bodleian Libraries in Oxford. Previously he had been Associate Curator of Photography and Photographic Technology at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford since 2019. The Library has recently acquired new archives of work by WHF Talbot, Helen Muspratt and Daniel Meadows but Roberts is their first dedicated photography curator. The holder of two PhDs nevertheless on taking up his position in March he tweeted ‘First day at work and I spend the morning examining photos of the library to see how smart the staff dress. Like all nervous council estate folk, I am both over and under-dressed.’
SHOW US YOUR WORK
As part of research for future issues Source will be organising meetings with photographers to find out about their new photographic work. The meetings are an opportunity to directly introduce a new piece of work to one of the editors. This is one way Source finds new work for publication in the 'portfolio pages' section of Source Magazine. It’s an opportunity to get feedback on work in progress and to introduce us to your work.
If you are interested in attending you should email a pdf with up to 8 images and contained within it up to three paragraphs of text that give a background to your new work along with your name, contact phone number and web address.
Files must be no more than 25 MB. Email Submissions to: email@example.com
In partnership with The National Centre for Contemporary Photography Dublin and Belfast Exposed.
Roseanne Lynch and Source editor John Duncan discussing new work.
VENUES Source Office, Belfast: Saturday 18th June Submission Deadline: 1 June
The National Centre for Contemporary Photography Dublin: Saturday 2nd July Submission Deadline: 17th June
There is no submission fee to take part.