Promoting Your Work | Panel Discussion at Belfast Photo Festival


Date(s) - 28/11/2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm






Taking great photographs is sometimes only half the work! Learn ways to promote your work and get your photography out in the world.

Taking great photographs is sometimes only half the work! Learn to promote your work and get your photography out in the world. This session will cover festivals, competitions, exhibitions, photo-books and using social media.

The panel:

  • Clare Gallagher – (Photography Lecturer, Ulster University, Belfast, UK)
  • Stella Nantongo – (Uganda Press Photo Award, East Africa)
  • Ann McNeill – Director & Curator (Impressions Gallery – Bradford, UK)
  • Anna-Kaisa-Rantenbeger – Professor (Academy of Fine Arts – University of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland)

Stella Nantongo is the programme and project coordinator at the Uganda Press Photo Award, an annual photography platform and competition for East Africa. A photography enthusiast, She is passionate about ways in which photographic education can spark creativity within the emerging next generation of visual storytellers within the region.

Anne McNeill is the director and curator of Impressions Gallery, Bradford, one of the UK’s leading venues for contemporary photography and a national charity that helps people understand the world through photography. Anne has 30 years’ experience curating photography exhibitions, such as the first retrospective exhibitions of Anna Fox (2010), Joy Gregory (2011) Paul Reas (2014) and Peter Mitchell (2016). Curated group shows include Beyond the Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland (2014). Anne has edited numerous photo books, including Trish Morrissey’s seminal Seven Years and writes essays on photography, most recently for Carolyn Mendelshon’s new book Being Inbetween, published November 2020.

Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, PhD, works as a Professor of Exhibition Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki. She is responsible for the MA-program for curatorial studies, Praxis. She is also is an artistic director and co-founder of The Festival of Political Photography. Rastenberger is on the leave of absence from her position as the Chief Curator at The Finnish Museum of Photography, where she worked 2009–2016. Rastenberger has extensive experience in exhibition projects, curating practices and the international exhibition scene of the contemporary arts. She has published widely about contemporary photography. Recently she co-edited a book Why Exhibit? Positions On Exhibiting Photographies, 2018, FW:books. Her special interests are exhibition as critical practice, feminist curation and running.

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