Curating Photography today

Online masterclass with Tim Clark - FULL
Sunday August 30th - 2 PM to 4:30 PM Paris Time (UTC+2:00)

Installation view of 'Masculinities Liberation through Photography', Barbican Centre, London, 2020. Tristan Fewings, Getty Images

On august 29th and 30th, LE BAL Books will present Les Ondes Éphémères, a one-time live program and radio station dedicated to contemporary photography practices and publishing. On this occasion an extended series of workshops, masterclasses, and interviews with publishers, curators and photographers will be held online. As our understanding of the role and power of images keeps evolving, questions of ethics and representation are more relevant than ever when constructing photographic projects in both exhibition and editorial form. Tim Clark, curator and editor-in-chief of photography magazine 1000 Words, will present an online masterclass on curatorial responsibility in photography. This workshop will introduce key questions regarding the role of a curator, while elaborating on the various tools and guidelines used to edit and compile content when producing an exhibition or book project.

What is the role of a curator? How to construct a curatorial project? What key questions to think about when devising and delivering an exhibition or a publication?

The many different ways to curate an exhibition, book, or magazine editorial can shape our comprehension of an image or visual story. Led by curator, writer and editor Tim Clark, this workshop is a unique opportunity to learn more on the importance of the curator's role in the evolution of representation in photography and develop new tools of reflection in curatorial practice nowadays.




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The workshop will focus on specific areas regarding the definition of a curator's role, curatorial responsibility, 'care', the importance of self-critique, and ethical considerations when making exhibitions and editing publications, while examining new and changing forms of activism in photography curation.


Biography : Tim Clark

Tim Clark is a writer, editor and curator based in London, UK. Since 2008 he has been Editor-in-Chief at 1000 Words. He has previously served as Associate Curator at Media Space, Science Museum, London, where he worked on exhibitions including Julia Margaret Cameron: Influence and Intimacy (2015) and Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth (2015–18). Clark was Artistic Director of Photo Oxford 2017, together with Greg Hobson. He recently worked as a curatorial advisor, together with Ekow Eshun and Jonathan D. Katz,on Masculinities: Liberation through Photography (2020) for Alona Pardo at the Barbican Centre London. He is currently a lecturer on BA Photography at The Institute of Photography, Falmouth University. His forthcoming book, Curator Conversations, will be released this Autumn.


Practical info

*This masterclass will be in a closed session of 10 people (No free access to everyone) and is suited for photographers, artists, curators, students or any person having an interest for photography curation (No age limit / Not limited to France). Q/A time will be allowed during the session. The talk will be held online on Zoom at 2PM Paris Time (UTC+02:00)

Estimated length: 2h / 2h30
Language : English
Participants : Closed group of 10 people (maximum)
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