Had a fantastic time in Canada with a show of The Home Front curated by artist/academic Katy McCormick across two gallery spaces: Ryerson Artspace and Gallery 310 (University of Ryerson) in Toronto. Brilliant questions from the audience after my talk, and it was great to re-connect with Katy, artists, academics & photo students in Toronto. The exhibition prints travelled from the previous edited show of The Home Front at University of the Arts Philadelphia, thanks to curator/artist/academic Anne Massoni. The original exhibition of The Home Front was shown at Impressions Gallery, UK in autumn 2013 (curator: Pippa Oldfield).
On 16 October I went to Hastings to do a talk as part of the Photology 2018 series; loved The Printworks Space, a very cool bar space with low level lighting & interesting questions from audience. Thanks to Alexander Brattell for fun tour of Hastings…
On 22 October I really enjoyed my time in Edinburgh: guest lecture at Napier, hanging out with Sophie Gerrard, and meeting photo students.
I spent the next month finishing the preparations for the move of my photojournalistic archive (early 1980s to late 1990s) to The Bishopsgate Institute. This felt momentous, and fantastic to have found such a great home for this work. It was a very emotional time going through all the negatives and prints, and recalling the many encounters and experiences I had, both here in the UK and abroad.
Now back to work on The Plain, and to teaching at Sussex.