Living Room Recordings

by Unseen December 15 2017

We are delighted to share the recordings of the 2017 Living Room talks, presentations and panel discussions, a tremendous resource that introduces a broad range of perspectives on today’s photographic climate.

The Living Room brought together specialists and creatives in the international photography community for a dynamic three-day speakers programme about pressing topics in contemporary image-making, collecting practices and artists deserving of further recognition. The 2017 edition was co-curated by the Barbican (London, UK) and the Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, USA).

Hosted by the Center for Creative Photography, the daily morning programme “provided a great opportunity for a group of diverse speakers to present artists that were brand new to them, offering the audience a unique chance to be exposed to new talent - AND hear why the speaker loved the work!”, according to Rebecca Senf, chief curator of CCP, who joined in on sharing five Unseen & Undiscovered artists.

Curated by Alona Pardo, the Barbican series presented in-depth panel discussions examining photography’s response to current political issues, delving into the politics of collecting, and reflecting on the importance of telling stories of marginal(ised) communities. Taking on these topics were artists Edmund Clark, Ahlam Shibli, Dana Lixenberg, collectors Howard Greenberg, Maria Sukkar and Pierre Brahm amongst many others.

Unseen Amsterdam offered the floor to a wide range of emerging and established artists, including Broomberg & Chanarin, Nadav Kander, Vasantha Yogananthan, and Liz Nielsen, invited to reflect on their own practice and introduce premiering works. Alongside this was a programme dedicated to the current developments in the world of photobooks and the Dummy Award ceremony revealing Malgorzata Stankiewicz as the 2017 winner.

Discover the full three-day programme below:

Friday, 22 September 2017

CCP Presents: Unseen & Undiscovered

The Barbican Presents: From Private To Public

Artist Talks: Laura El-Tantawy and Nadav Kander

Dummy Award Ceremony

Saturday, 23 September 2017

CCP Presents: Unseen & Undiscovered

The Barbican Presents: On Photography and Politics Today

Artist Talks: Tokyo Rumando, Liz Nielsen and Vasantha Yogananthan

Premiere Presentations

Sunday, 24 September 2017

CCP Presents: Unseen & Undiscovered

The Barbican Presents: Revisiting Histories and Communities

CO-OP Talks: Colectivo +1, Nepal Picture Library, and Radical Reversibility

Making Sharing Selling: The Photobook Market Today

Image: Living Room, Unseen Amsterdam 2017 © Almicheal Fraay