This symposium will explore the complexities between photography and mental health, taking place at the Watershed in Bristol. Book your place here.
Since its invention photography has a longstanding relationship to concerns of the physical, emotional and mental human condition. This one day symposium (10:00-17:00) explores photography’s interactions with illness, mental health and wellbeing, asking fundamental questions such as who is such work for, and what are the ethics of engagement. The event is divided into three themes, with a diverse range of speakers sharing their experiences. The following areas will be explored:
The photographer’s personal narratives
• Patrick Graham
• Heather Agyepong
Photography and therapeutic collaboration
• Frankie Stone
• Clare Hewitt
• Tim A Shaw and Niamh White
• Tim Andrews
• Ruth Davey
Photography and the idea of Therapy
• Sian Davey
• Rosy Martin
• Tamany Baker
This symposium is organised by the Bristol Photography Research Group, supported by the University of the West of England. Image Credit: Garden Gate – Sian Davey.