Photographers Gallery – Lecture

Welcome to the Fake: Photography and the Politics of Authenticity

What are the relationships between urban photography and the politics of ‘the fake’, in a time of shifting perspectives around what constitutes ‘the real’?

Photography has for some time struggled with core questions around how the world of experience and perception relates to the world ‘out there’. Philosophers, historians, artists and urbanists have become increasingly interested in the roles mediation, selection and framing play within the visual representations of so-called truth. This symposium questions, challenges and expands on some key issues relating to politically engaged photography. A range of subjects are explored such as street photography, urban design, communities, the politics of change and gentrification through several case studies.

Speakers include Peter BennettLaura CuchGill GoldingPaul HallidayTanya HoughtonBas LosekootAlma Tischlerwood with Alex Forsey, and John Wood.

Organised as part of the ongoing Cities of Light symposia series by Goldsmiths, Open Vizor and UPA – The Urban Photographers Association. Events will be held in Paris, London, Lisbon, Cork, Barcelona and Düsseldorf.

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Book Arrival!Out of Place

In his first monograph, Bas Losekoot explores how population density affects human behaviour in the centre of the world's most crowded megacities. Renowned designer Teun van der Heijden translated the project into an extraordinary book. Including an essay by Hugo Macdonald, screenplays by Kasper van Beek and a conversation with Paul Halliday. Published by Kehrer. Price €45,- The book is now ready for shipping, order your signed copy here!