Network Week 2024
Application DEADLINE: Sunday 14th of January 23:59
What is Network week?
For the past 18 years the Network Week is a series of encounters where photography students’ meet photographers and practioners within the photography field to assist them to get to know the field of photography and enable them to interact with professionals, to facilitate their understanding of their future practices, careers and professional fields.
The idea of Network Week is to allow students to get acquainted with the photography work field, gain experience, conduct research, and/or find potential partners by visiting them and their places of work. We want to emphasize how important we think it is to be able to meet, inspire and discuss with each other. Meeting professionals is a key moment for students to think of their interests, practices, and trajectory of becoming photographers.
This year, our theme is “Escape.” It serves as a vast canvas for your imagination to break free, encouraging you to explore new perspectives and express yourself through the lens. Whether your escapism is found in the realm of art or signifies a departure from the ordinary, let this theme be the wind beneath your wings as you allow your creativity to soar!
Let the coming days be a celebration of shared creativity, innovative discussions, and the boundless potential that arises when we come together. We look forward to witnessing how the days unfolds during Network Week 2024.
Schedule Monday 15th
13:30 – 14:00 Snacks with tea & coffee at Big Studio
14:00 – Network Week Opening
14:15 – Guest Lecture Presentation Lina Geoushy
15:00 – Guest Lecture Presentation Hannah Geddes
15:45 – Panel Discussion
16:00 – Interactive Workshops
17: 00 – Drinks
** The attandance is mandatory for all first and second year BA Photography students.
Hannah Geddes is a curator, researcher and writer based in London. Specialising in contemporary photography, she is currently a postdoctoral researcher at LCC, Curator, Interpretation at Tate and Curator at Splash and Grab photography magazine. (British Art Network, 2024)
Lina Geoushy is an Egyptian documentary photographer based in London and Cairo. She aims to tell stories that deconstruct and question the public’s perception of the prevailing power of patriarchy. Her work explores topics such as gender, socio-politics, and women’s empowerment issues. (Foam, 2024)
This year students will have possibility to visit more than 20 professionals in their working space. The Network Week studio visits are an excellent opportunity for students to assess the study program at the KABK by reflecting on the current developments in the professional field, get inspired and gain insights into the work of professional photographers. Some of the artists have offered to host portfolio reviews so it would be advisable to BRING YOUR PORTFOLIO.