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In Conversation: Ellen Carey & Friends

By 31st July 2022April 14th, 2023No Comments

Ellen Carey with 20x24 Polaroid Camera © Ellen Carey

A Linked Ring

Keynote talk and round-table conversation about Ellen’s cutting edge experimental photography

Following a keynote talk about her work, Ellen invites friends Claire Raymond and John Reuter for a round-table conversation about Ellen’s experimental approach to photography – how it started, who influenced her (spoiler alert – one of the great British women in photography pioneers), how she works with a 20 x 24 Polaroid camera, as well as wider questions about the intersection of the art and science of photography.  Ellen’s work will be on display throughout the festival.

Claire Raymond Having earned a doctorate in English literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and a bachelors in Philosophy from Yale University, Claire Raymond is now based in coastal Maine, instructing for the University of Maine and the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. A poet and a scholar, Claire focuses her writing on feminist and decolonialist activism.

John Reuter A photographer since the early 1970s, John Reuter specialises in Polaroid materials and processes. Joining Polaroid Corporation in 1978 as senior photographer, he later became Director of the legendary 20×24 studio. He is currently working on a feature length documentary titled ‘Camera Ready: The Polaroid 20×24 Project’.

“’What is an abstract photograph?’ My projects usually begin with a series of questions.”

About Ellen

Ellen Carey is an educator, independent scholar, guest curator, photographer and lens-based artist, whose experimental work spans several decades. Her unique investigations into abstraction, which emerge via her vibrant photograms, zerograms, and finitograms, privilege the depiction of process itself.

Saturday 27th August 13:30 (BST) 08:30 (EST)

This event will be be broadcast via Zoom with simultaneous screening at the festival in The Glo Lounge.
To register for the Zoom event signup via Eventbrite using the link here and if you’d like to join us in person, rock up to the Glo Lounge before the event and take a seat!

Location : The Glo Lounge, The Eastgate, 1st Floor, The Eastgate Shopping Centre, 22 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1PA