We're delighted to welcome Andrew Jackson and Faraz Pourreza-Jorshari to PhotoForum for our next talk. In different contexts and for different communities, their projects share a focus on home, place, and belonging. Please come and join us for what promises to be an illuminating and thought-provoking evening of photography.
As always, PhotoForum is free and open to all. Doors open at 7:00PM for a prompt 7:30PM start.
Andrew Jackson is an artist interested in exploring the challenges of selfhood, representation and narration. He is an award-winning recipient of the Autograph ABP /Light Work (AIR) International Photography Residency in Syracuse, New York and a graduate of the MA Documentary photography program at Newport in Wales. His works focus on transnational migration, home and belonging, relatedness, space and place and urbanism. His work is held in both International and National collections of photography and he is currently commissioned by Multistory to produce Another Place Like Home, a photographic online text-based participatory work that explores our inherent desire to belong. He currently lives between Birmingham, UK and Montreal, Ca.
Faraz Pourreza-Jorshari is a freelance photographer based in London. He graduated with a Masters in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from University of the Arts London, and his work has been published widely – including in Der Spiegel, The Telegraph, Spindle and by the BBC. Faraz will be speaking about his long-term project “To Sea Again”, about the lives of a group of former fishermen in Grimsby. Combining images with extensive interviews, the project reveals many of the deeper social, cultural and geographic divides that exist beneath the ongoing conversation around the 2016 referendum to leave the EU.