Continents of Photography
Summer Conference 2015


We are delighted to announce that Stephen Gill will be joining us at this years summer conference to present and discuss his current practice.

There was a great response to the call for papers and further details of the programme we will be released over the coming days.Not forgetting our fantastic line up for the Lightning Talks – with speakers sharing interesting thoughts at lightning speed! The conference team look forward to welcoming you to Nottingham. Any questions please just drop us a line

Remember we still need your nominations:
Pecha Kuchas and Prizes:
We look forward to celebrating the great work of our members and are still open to receive nominations for the ‘Aphie’ awards for teaching, research and practice.
Please send nominations to Linda or Richard at





Chris Barrett

Speaking on Wednesday 1st July

Chris Barrett is a photojournalist working worldwide in photography and film. Based in the UK he has travelled extensively throughout the eastern world photographing North Korea and China while having worked on other projects in Central Asia, Georgia, Kosovo, Indonesia and Iran.

His work has been featured in a number of publications in print and online such as the BBC, Guardian, Telegraph, foto8 and the Seoul Times. He has also exhibited his work in galleries and festivals across the UK and further afield.


Kim Knoppers

Speaking Thursday 2nd July

Kim Knoppers joined Foam as a curator in spring 2011. She is interested in a wide range of photographic work, from documentary photography to artists working with documentary strategies and conceptual photo-based art, from photographs from archives to contemporary photography.

Kim has worked on exhibitions including Raphaël Dallaporta: Observation, Stanley Greene: Black Passport, Bertien van Manen: Let’s sit down before we go,Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs: Light of Other Days and Re-Search: Alumni Rijksakademie.


Stephen Gill

Speaking Friday 3rd July

Stephen Gill is an experimental, conceptual and documentary photographer whose practice often incorporates references to his residential area. Gill became interested in photography in early childhood, encouraged by his father and an obsession with collecting insects and pond life for inspection under his microscope.

For his early series Hackney Wick (2005) Gill used a Bakelite camera purchased at the eponymous fleamarket to create a series of images of this diverse and decaying area, which later underwent a dramatic transformation to become the site of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Event Details



Wednesday 1st July
Nottingham Trent University
Thursday 2nd July
Nottingham Trent University
Friday 3rd July
University of Nottingham, University Park

Ticket Pricing

  • £50 – Institution/per member

  • £50 – Individual member

  • £80 -Non-member
    (includes 1 years free membership)

  • £10 – Full-time student



Nottingham Trent University
Burton St


University of Nottingham
University Park Campus





Nottingham Trent University, Bonington Building

5pm: Reception and Registration

5.45pm (approx)

Speaker: Chris Barrett, co-author of Icons of Rhetoric.


Nottingham Trent University, Bonington Building

9.00- 9.30: Registration and coffee – Bonington Reception and Atrium
9.45: Welcome from Marjolijn Brussard (Dean of School of Art and Design NTU).

10.00: Welcome – Jonathan Shaw (Chair of APHE) and Linda Marchant (Secretary of APHE).

10.15: Keynote Speaker: From icons to emerging photographers  Kim Knoppers, Curator, Foam Amsterdam.

11.15: Tea – Bonington Atrium.

Reshaping the Landscape: John Hillman, Plymouth College of Art and Design.

Photomeet and Professional PracticeFrede Spencer, Owner of Twenty Twenty Agency and organiser of Photomeet.

12.40: Lunch – Bonington Atrium1.40: Lightning Talks.
Galleries, Bursaries and Working together: Neil Walker, Head of Visual Arts Programming, University of Nottingham.
Transitions and CPD: Tony Harris, Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography (AHFAP).
Unthinking photography: Katrina SluisThe Photographers’ Gallery.
Metro and Education: Mentorship and Ambassador SchemesJack Quick, Metro Imaging.

2.30:   Ideas and Photography.
The Singular Photograph in Durational Time. Eileen Little, University of South Wales.
Zombie Photography Professor Andrew Dewdney, London South Bank University.

3.30: TeaBonington Atrium.

4.00 – 4.30: Aphie Teaching Awards – Pecha Kuchas. (Tea and Cake Served in Bonington Atrium).

4.30: Closing talk Professor Ravi Deepres.

7pm: Conference Meal: 
Browns Bar and Brasserie, Nottingham City Centre.


University of Nottingham, University Park

9.30: Session Sign Up and coffee

Welcome from David McMahon, University of Nottingham
10.00 – 11.30: Parallel sessions.

School of Pharmacy A05 & A06 & School of Life Sciences A35 & A36

Talk to be confirmed (Pharmacy A06)
Science and Imaging – Microscopy Workshop with Dr Tom Hartman, University of Nottingham (Life Sciences A36)
Commercial Value of Video – A talk / workshop by Paul Witney, British Geological Survey (Life Sciences A35)
Education – National Identity’s Impact on Photographic Education, Monica Fischbein, Plymouth College of Art (Pharmacy – A05)
Photography – Wet Plate Portraiture Demonstration / Workshop run by students from Nottingham Trent University (subject to confirmation)

Tea break12.15: Annual General Meeting (Pharmacy A05)
1.00: Networking and Lunch (Pharmacy Foyer)

2.00:  Closing Keynote Stephen Gill. Link to website (Pharmacy A05)
3.15: Plenary and close.

Carriages for 4.15pm

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