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Exploring approaches to foregrounding independent photographic research practice in NE England. [Research portfolio]

Mckay, Carol (2019) Exploring approaches to foregrounding independent photographic research practice in NE England. [Research portfolio]. Two book chapters.

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Mckay, Carol (2018) Photography's Communities of Practice. In: John Kippin: based on a true story. Kerber Verlag, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-7356-0461-3. pp. 121-127

McKay, Carol (2019) In Conversation: Tim Mitchell and Carol McKay. In: Tim Mitchell: Product. Kerber Verlag, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-7356-0602-0. pp. 328- 34

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Additional Information: This research aims to unravel the strategies that mid-career and established photographic artists employ to develop and maintain their independent research practices. It has developed a multi-method research methodology, focusing in particular on an exploration of the photographers’ personal archives; studio visits; interviews and curatorial testing through commissioning for exhibition and publication. This research has developed from work undertaken over ten-years whilst running NEPN (tNorth East Photography Network), helping to establish a national and international profile for the careers and research of independent photographers. Photography's Communities of Practice examines: academic and professional art contexts in the north of England, intergenerational and cross-disciplinary collaborations and role of the established artist-photographer as mentor. It focuses on the creative career of John Kippin. A leading figure in the post-1980 generation of British photographers, his career coincides with seismic shifts in practice (the digital revolution) as well as ongoing debates about the role of the socially engaged artist-photographer. In Conversation: Tim Mitchell and Carol McKay is based on an extensive interview with artist-photographer Tim Mitchell. It explores the collaborative strategies that underpin his long-term photographic research projects, including co-designing research with academics in the fields of cultural geography and anthropology. The essay explores the construction of a range of affective photographic strategies in order to visualize the processes that underpin the birth and death of commodities. Both outputs appear in major international photography publications by Kerber Verlag, Berlin, a publishing house that specializes in international art catalogues and monographs and has extensive international distribution networks. Both monographs were published to coincide with retrospective exhibitions of the photographers’ work at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland in summer 2018 (Kippin) and summer 2019 (Mitchell).
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Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2021 11:57
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2021 15:30


Author: Carol Mckay

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Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Art and Design

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