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Street art & graffiti through the lens: Artist talk with Vanley Burke

Monday, 6 May, 2019 - 13:00 to 15:00

Join us for an exciting talk on how to creatively photograph the street art and graffiti which lines the walls of our canals. People have been painting and writing curious messages down on the waterways for decades. The team from IGers Birmingham will talk to you about the history of urban art photography and how best to capture the urban street art in a way that makes it extraordinary and reflects the character of the waterways.

Artist Talk with: Vanley Burke

The session will include an artist talk with the acclaimed documentary photographer Vanley Burke who’s thought-provoking photographs have captured the evolving landscape, social change, and stimulated debate in Britain for over four decades. During the session, Vanley will reflect on his own work to enable participants to consider their own photography and the important role of the photographer to capture the ephemeral painted walls in the city. These documenters don’t merely capture the photo of graffiti or street art, they portray the quirks of a city, the action of painters, the atmosphere and contemporary life.

The session will include a Q&A with Vanley.

The talk is presented in collaboration with the Birmingham Hippodrome as part of the B-side Hip Hop Festival and is part of the wider Junction arts project on the canal surrounding Digbeth.