TALK: Amplifying Practice Through Partnerships – Malcolm Dickson

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Professional development is essential to us at Shutter Hub and we want to enable our members to learn from experts in their field. Following the hugely successful Professional Development Day at Bermondsey Project Space in 2019 we are now delivering an accessible Professional Development Series online and we’d like to you to join us!

The sessions are for all photographers who want to take their profession further and learn in a friendly environment, whatever level you are currently at. We want you to come away having learnt something that will benefit you in your career, help you feel inspired and empowered.

Each session is one hour long and we’ll vary the days and times they are held to allow people with different schedules more chance to attend. There is one speaker per session and the sessions aren’t recorded so you will have to attend in order to hear the talk and ask questions – we want this to be as similar as possible to attending one of our actual events, the most benefit is gained from being present, and we feel this leads to more open and honest discussion. The sessions are free but donations are welcome.


On Tuesday 8 June 2021 we are pleased to welcome Malcolm Dickson, Director of Street Level Photoworks to speak to us.

Amplifying Practice Through Partnerships – Malcolm Dickson

This talk will focus on the ways Street Level Photoworks supports artists work across a range of initiatives and professional development opportunities, including in-house gallery exhibitions, to online platforms, to work in the street. There will be an opportunity to see a couple of short video works by artists which gives further insights into different photographic practices and approaches. The talk is underpinned with the message that partnership working can amplify practice; and that the distinction between early career and established artists isn’t so distinct in a system which is rigidly hierarchical.

Across 2020 and in 2021, Street Level In Lockdown comprised of a series of online events profiling a diversity of practice in and around photography. Recent exhibitions at Street Level included a retrospective of work by Oscar Marzaroli, the Street Level Open, Futureproof and Arpita Shah. Current partnerships are with Artlink Ireland and Northern Photographic Centre in Finland as part of the programme ‘On the Edge’ which aims to build and sustain links with photography organisations and artists in Northern Europe. Street Level also run the Photography Networks in Scotland platform which profiles exhibitions and events in photography across Scotland.


Malcolm Dickson is a curator, writer and organiser. He is the Director of Street Level Photoworks, a leading photography arts organisation in Scotland that provides artists and the public with a range of opportunities to make and engage with photography. He co-ordinates a programme which embraces different genres of photography which is extended through a network of local and community venues, regional art galleries, and through national and international partners.


REGISTER FOR THE SESSION: 12 midday – 1pm UK time, Tuesday 8 June 2021


Booking is essential. Please note this talk will not be recorded. This online event is provided by Shutter Hub at no cost but donations are welcome.


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