Lucy Soutter (University of Westminster) and Duncan Wooldridge (Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London) are the recipients of an AHRC Networking Grant for the project Global Photographies. The project commenced on 1 April 2022, and runs until 30 September 2023.
The Global Photographies Network (www.globalphotographies.org) is a network of higher education institutions and professional organizations working in the field of contemporary photography. The existing network connects partners in Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, the UK, Sweden, Hungary, South Africa, Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan, co-creating a programme of talks, seminars and workshops to build an awareness of global practices, reveal interconnected concerns and establish forms of collaboration across online and in-person projects.
This AHRC Networking Grant uniquely utilizes online platforms in the wake of the global pandemic to develop the network’s collaborative projects, and is centered around an exploded symposium involving online discussion, digital resources and published contributions. Themes to be explored in the project include decolonial photographic practices, the role of photography in relation to environmental concerns, the possibilities for photobooks in their different local and global contexts, and the formation of photographic networks, institutions and communities across national boundaries.