Happy 2018! PhotoForum is back in action from February, and to kick things off we’re switching things around and handing the microphone to PhotoForum’s organisers for the evening. You see us every month as we introduce the work of others, but you might not know much about our own photographic careers.
PhotoForum is all about the community and we hope that you’ll enjoy hearing a little more about our work, just as we look forward to learning about and seeing more of yours in 2018.
Travis Hodges has spent ten years as a London based portrait and documentary photographer and the past five years as a PhotoForum organiser. He has produced work on social, political and humanitarian issues at home and abroad. In recent years he has focussed on the impact of technology on everyday life, resulting in the series The Quantified Self which records the experiences of people obsessed with data tracking and personal record keeping. Other recent project work took Travis to Cornwall to document the complex Brexit narrative of a county which, whilst receiving enormous funds from the EU, voted overwhelmingly to Leave. Travis has recently returned from five months working on commissions and self directed projects in Vietnam. He will be sharing past projects and debuting a new project inspired by the socio-economic growth that is transforming the Vietnamese landscape.
Rob Pinney is a documentary photographer based in London. Much of his recent work has looked at the aftermath(s) of war and displacement, and includes his ongoing project Jungle Warfare which focusses on the city of Calais and the complicated relationship that exists between the city, its population(s) and the border. Alongside his ongoing documentary work, Rob also works regularly as a freelance news photographer and speaks at conferences about photography, ethics and the politics of representation. He will be presenting a selection of both documentary and news work, and reflecting on his experiences in these two connected but distinct parts of the industry.