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Photographing England: Matt Writtle and John Angerson

  • theprintspace 74 Kingsland Road London E2 8DL United Kingdom (map)

We made it. It’s nearly Christmas.

Photographers spend a lot of time looking out to the world – exploring distant places and the lives of those who live there. So for our final talk of 2017, we’re taking a more introspective steer, turning that on its head and looking at England, the ‘English’, and that which makes them so. Matt Writtle will be presenting work from his new book, Sunday, which explores that most sacred of English days, Sunday, and John Angerson will retrace JB Pristley’s English Journey, eighty-five years after its publication. 

We’d also like to say a huge thank you to all the incredible photographers that have spoken at PhotoForum this year, to our generous hosts theprintspace, and to everyone that has come down to join us over the past twelve months. We’re grateful to be part of such a thriving community, and long may it continue.

Matt Writtle is a documentary and portrait photographer from the Black Country, now based in London. His practise focusses on those who are rarely heard, showing a fresh side to those often seen, or revealing a world that we never new existed. Since 1992, he has travelled the world documenting news, social and humanitarian issues for various national and international publications such as The Times, Evening Standard, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and The New York Times.

John Angerson started his career in the early 1990s, covering the fall of the Berlin Wall and the changing geopolitical landscape of Eastern Europe. Since then, his practice has continued to explore the different languages of documentary photography, focusing on how specific communities form, shift and develop. His personal projects have garnered critical acclaim and have been exhibited at major art institutions in the UK and overseas. His monograph, Love, Power, Sacrifice (Dewi Lewis), documented the Jesus Army over a twenty-year period and peers into a microcosm of fanatical religion.