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Photoworks Masterclasses

Photoworks is launching a debut programme of Masterclasses. Join our Winter School to learn more about photography this new year. Delivered by industry experts, this is the perfect present for anyone interested in furthering their contemporary photography knowledge.

The Masterclasses are curated around our upcoming artistic programme and will be an opportunity to hear first-hand from educators, curators, artists, and cultural practitioners making exciting work within the photography sector.

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If you would like to attend but cannot afford the ticket price, please get in touch via email or DM and we would be happy to allocate a complimentary ticket.

The Winter School opens on 19 January and will host four 2-hour online classes every Wednesday evening with:

Hoda Afshar

Dr. Ben Burbridge

Natasha Caruana

Zora J Murff

On Making and Unmaking the World Through Images, led by Hoda Afshar

Wednesday 9 February 2022, 7-9pm GMT (on Zoom)

In this Masterclass, photographer Hoda Afshar will provide insights into her visual practice which combines new and traditional photographic techniques and approaches as she works across still and moving image.

Afshar will discuss three of her recent projects – Behold (2016), Remain (2018), and Agonistes (2020) – in which her lens acts as a protagonist, exploring spaces and situations that have been rendered invisible by oppressive law enforcement and systematic violence. She will explain why and how she navigates these spaces to make visible and heard the lives and stories that have been largely and continuously hidden and/or silenced.

Hoda Afshar explores the nature and possibilities of documentary image-making. Working across photography and moving-image, the artist considers the representation of gender, marginality, and displacement. In her artworks, Afshar employs processes that disrupt traditional image-making practices, play with the presentation of imagery, or merge aspects of conceptual, staged and documentary photography. Recent exhibitions include; WE CHANGE THE WORLD, National Gallery of Victoria (2021), PHOTO International Festival of Photography in Melbourne (2021), Between the Sun and the Moon: Lahore Biennale (2020), Remain, UQ Museum of Art in Brisbane (2019), Beyond Place Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego CA, USA (2019), Primavera 2018, Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and Waqt al tagheer: Time of Change, ACE Open in Adelaide (2018). In 2015, she received the National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, in 2018 won Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Australia, and in 2021 she won the people’s choice award of the Ramsay Art Prize, Art Gallery of South Australia. Hoda is a member of ‘Eleven’, a collective of contemporary Muslim Australian artists, curators, and writers whose aim is to disrupt the current politics of representation and hegemonic discourses.


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