Monday 29 July 2013

Unseen Photo Fair 2013

In anticipation of its second year, Unseen Photo Fair (26-29 September 2013) has announced a programme of talks and films. Expanding on the fair’s emphasis on undiscovered talent and trends, Unseen 2013 addresses 'the abundance of images in today’s world and how photography and photographers are coming to terms with an environment that is both new and unsettled.'

The programme features the launch of Foam Magazine's Talent Issue (featuring a contribution from our Editor-in-chief Tim Clark) which, in addition to the exhibition, will include a day of debates and talks including critic, curator and Conscientious founder and editor, Jörg Colberg; 2013 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize nominee, Cristina de Middel; Foam Paul Huf Award winners, Onorato & Krebs and the 2013 Talents themselves.

Following that, experts such as The Sunday Times Magazine picture editor, Monica Allende; writer and researcher, David Campbell; professor and visual culture theorist, Nicholas Mirzoeff and entrepreneur and co-founder of, Nalden, will discuss these issues, raising questions such as, 'How can we edit the world?' In addition, Dutch photographers such as Rob Hornstra, Jaap Scheeren, Ruth van Beek and Jan Hoek will present their latest work at the Unseen Theatre.

Also featured in the programme is a series of talks that focus on the globalisation of the art world, looking at the evolution of work produced by artists from Asia, Africa and The Middle East. These talks complement Unseen Cinema 2013, a selection of special screenings of rare films and talks by a number of the filmmakers.

Unseen’s General Manager, Sasha Stone, summed up the ethos of the programme, saying:

"With photography at its core, Unseen encourages the exchange of ideas, dialogue and artistic expression. Visitors will immerse themselves in a word full of new experiences, adventures, and insights. Our programme highlights the integral role photography plays within all cultures and all areas of life. I am delighted that Unseen is presenting such a varied and forward-looking programme. We hope you will enjoy Unseen 2013.”

1000 Words certainly will. We hope to see you there!