Photo Fringe 2022: Real Utopias Panel Discussion

Join us on Zoom Saturday 29 October

2pm to 5pm

To mark the end of this year's festival we are hosting an online panel discussion to explore how photography can help imagine a brighter, greener, fairer world. Real utopias exist on the periphery of the mainstream, demonstrating what could be possible. They take the here and now as a starting point for dreaming and visualising a better future.

We are gathering together artists who have all thought deeply about photography’s impact and ethics. Please join us to listen, learn and debate.

The event will be co-chaired by Rebecca Drew, chair of Photo Fringe and Pelumi Odubanjo, writer and curator.


2.15pm BST
Rhiannon Adam, a winner of The Photographers’ Gallery’s inaugural New Talent Awards in 2019, who is showing work in the Photo Fringe 2022 Collectives Hub at Phoenix Art Space as part of AION Collective and as part of the Photo Fringe OPEN Eco exhibition in Worthing.

2.45pm BST
Gwen Riley Jones
, Socially Engaged Photographer in Residence at University of Salford Art Collection in partnership with Open Eye Gallery and showing an image in OPEN ECO made with Daniel, from Action in Conservation.

3.25pm BST
Sofia Yala,
whose work explores archival material combined with unexpected encounters in life. Currently showing Fragments of My Journey at Nadir Project Space and work as part of Collective 22.

3.55pm BST
Isabel Okoro
, whose debut monograph, Friends in Eternity, is a poetic introduction to a world free from the jarring realities of racism, misogyny, homophobia and transphobia.

4.25pm BST
Felicity Hammond
, internationally renowned artist, whose first monograph, Property, was published in 2019, and is commissioned to make a new public sculpture in Portslade.

Please note that a recording of the event will be made but not all artists will be recorded.

The event is free and open to all. Donations welcome.