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2013 Kodak Lecture Series Speakers
Curator Mark Sealy has a special interest in photography and its relationship to social change, identity politics and human rights. Since 1991 as director of Autograph ABP he has initiated the production of many publications, exhibitions and residency projects and commissioned photographers and filmmakers worldwide. In 2002, he jointly initiated and developed a £7.96 million capital building project (Rivington Place), which opened in 2007 and developed in partnership with the Institute of International Visual Arts.
He has written for several international photography publications, including Foam Magazine (Amsterdam), Aperture(New York) and Next Level (London). Published in 2002, Sealy’s book project published by Phaidon Press Limited entitled Different, focuses on photography and identity and is produced in partnership with Professor Stuart Hall.
He has severed as a jury member for several prestigious photography awards including the World Press Photo Competition. He has also guest lectured extensively throughout the UK and abroad including The Royal College of Art and has recently devised MA studies programs for Sotheby’s Institute of Art on global photography.
Sealy is currently a PhD candidate at Durham Centre for Advanced Photographic Studies at Durham University, England. His research and curatorial practice focuses on photography and cultural violence.
2012 Student Lecture Series Speakers
Helena Reckitt – Curator, Writer
Helena Reckitt is a curator and critic based in London, UK, and Senior Lecturer in Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London. From 2006-2010, Reckitt was the Senior Curator of Programs at Toronto’s Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. Her previous positions include Senior Director of Exhibitions and Education at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and Head of Talks at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. This year, she curated Zone C in Scotiabank’s Nuit Blanche entitled, ‘Once More With Feeling’.
Elizabeth Radshaw – Market Director
Elizabeth Radshaw is the Industry Programs Director at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. At its centre is the Hot Docs Forum, a documentary film pitching forum which provides a unique opportunity to pitch feature documentaries, series and interactive documentary projects to financers as well as the Hot Docs Deal Maker, a curated works-in-progress pitch-meeting program between producers and international decision makers. Elizabeth established and runs Doc Ignite, a Canadian documentary crowd-funding site, as well as the Shaw Media Hot Docs Fund and Hot Docs Blue Ice Group Fund, documentary production fund for residents of Africa.