With Gideon Mendel
Sat 4 February, 2 - 5pm
Book your place for a portfolio review with leading contemporary photographer Gideon Mendel.
This session will provide the rare chance for a small group of photographers and artists to receive feedback and advice from a hugely experienced and internationally recognized photographer. Taking place in a group, each participant will receive at least 20 minutes of dedicated feedback on their work in a discussion led by Mendel, with further responses from other participants encouraged.
Given Mendel’s long term commitments to documenting issues including anti-Apartheid struggles, the impact of HIV/AIDS and climate change, this opportunity will be of particular interest to photographers and artists addressing human rights, migration, documentary, photojournalism, participatory and collaborative practice.
Spaces are limited, advance booking essential.
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About Gideon Mendel
Gideon Mendel (b. 1959, Johannesburg, South Africa) is a leading contemporary photographer, whose intimate style of image-making and long-term commitment to projects, has earned him international recognition.
He is renowned for his work as a ‘struggle photographer’ and his 20-year photographic odyssey on the impact of HIV/AIDS. This project culminated with the publication in 2001 of his first book, A Broken Landscape: HIV & AIDS in Africa. Mendel has been occupied with ‘Drowning World’ since 2007, an art and advocacy project about flooding that is his personal response to climate change.
Mendel has worked for major magazines including National Geographic and The Guardian Weekend along with prominent NGOs such as Treatment Action Campaign, Médecins Sans Frontières, Action Aid, UNICEF, Christian Aid and Concern Worldwide. Amongst many prizes, he has won the Eugene Smith Award for Humanistic Photography, the Amnesty International Media Award and six World Press Awards. In 2015 he was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet Award (Disorder) for Drowning World. In 2016, he was the first recipient of The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s “Pollock Prize for Creativity” and was awarded the Greenpeace Photo Award (Jury Prize).
Follow him on Instagram @gideonmendel
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