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03rd Mar - 26th May

East Meets West

FORMAT, QUAD and Light House, Wolverhampton, have collaborated to showcase some of the best emerging photographers and film-makers from the East and West Midlands

An open call for photographic and film submissions was sent out in Autumn 2011. QUAD and Light House were looking for existing photographic works and short films that broadly relate to the theme of heroes. This could be as straightforward as depicting the super heroics of costumed heroes or documenting simple or unnoticed acts of heroism that occur every day. Alternatively the bodies of work could explore the darker facets of this theme, focusing on the sinister acts of an anti hero or villain.

East Meets West is keen to offer opportunities to artists within the regions and to support local talent. The selected artists were invited to exhibit their work, both wall based and on digital screens, at QUAD, Derby and Light House, Wolverhampton and take part in a peer to peer critiques and portfolio review sessions with film and photography industry experts.

East Meets West exhibition will tour to Light House in Wolverhampton in June – August.

The photographic submissions were selected by International Photographer, Simon Roberts, Artistic Director, QUAD & FORMAT International Photography Festival, Louise Clements and Curator & Educational Projects Co-ordinator, Light House, Kathryn Kliszat.

The film submissions were selected by Film-maker and Editor, Doug Smith, QUAD Director of Audience Engagement, Adam Buss, and QUAD Cinema Programmer, Adam Marsh.

Successful artists:
Anita Shukla
Candice Jacobs
Chris Javin
Christophe Dillinger
David Severn
Hazel O’Brien
Helen Flanagan
Jan Klos
Jaskirt Dhaliwal
Kajal Nisha Patel
Marcin Klein
Rachel Robinson
Simon Raven
Wayne Mitchelson
Yelena Popova

Curated by Jill Carruthers and Michael Sargeant.

Image Credit: Nadeem at Lakeside, from the series Outstanders, David Severn.

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