Journeys into Northern Asia – Film & Photojournalism professional perspectives

Journeys into Northern Asia – Film & Photojournalism professional perspectives

 

Location: Gallery 1885
Cost: Light Refreshments and suggested donation £5.00

In discussion will be the well travelled club member James Collenette, photojournalist who’ll share a month-long visit to the northern half of India in late 2012, using the railways to cross the country. The trains are slow and noisy and the reservation system is a mystery of bureaucracy, but they are comfortable and they do, eventually, get there.

Regular columnist Paul Harris, who is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society who hold a permanent collection of his portraits of 20th Century British Explorers, along with film maker and photographer. Paul is a consummate mountaineer, diver and kayaker and has been on numerous expeditions to the Himalaya and is a recipient of their Cherry Kearton Medal for photography of People and the natural world. He is a regular columnist with Outdoor photography magazine and one of the National Trust’s stable of preferred assignment photographers.

Visual Artist and Photographer Martushka (Marta) Fromeast is a founding member of the Click Academy. The art group who use photography as a means of social change. She will present her film which looks at the result of long and very difficult negotiations between film maker and it’s subject including, questions around the double sided nature of exploitation during all the stages of production as well as the issues around setting up this type of project and marketing the final film.