Take Advantage of Your Photographic Heroes Without Taking Advantage of Them
Behind the Lens Theatre, Mon 19th March, 14:00-14:30
Photographer Peter Dench has heroes, practitioners who inspired him to pick up a camera as a young man and continue to pick up a camera as an older man. Join Dench as he reveals some of his photo legends and how he has absorbed their influence to develop his own career. In particular, Dench will be talking about his recent work, A1: Britain on the Verge – part homage to photographer Paul Graham (who made the journey along Britain’s longest numbered road in the early 1980s), part reportage of a nation in tumult, on the verge of radical change.
What Not To Do
Student Plus*, Tues 20th March, 14:05-14:35
Photographer Peter Dench feels so young as he only remembers half his life and the half he does remember, is of missed opportunities and failed professional decisions. Regrets, he’s has had a few, and then a few more. He can’t go back and tell his younger self what not to do but he can tell YOU. Join Dench talking about the realities of being a photographer in the commercial world and what you need to do, or more importantly, not do, to survive.
*Student Plus is organised by TPS. The ticket price is £10 and includes other perks such as a free Show Guide and access to exclusive competitions. Click here for more details on the entire line-up.