In Conversation: Chris Coekin with Camilla Brown
Wednesday 30th October, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
The artist Chris Coekin will discuss his current exhibition Stop Look Listen with the curator and academic Camilla Brown.
Chris Coekin has been preoccupied with the power of photography since his youth. Having shot his first role of film in 1982, at the age of fourteen, he continued to take photographs through his teenage years. He was brought up on the Eyres Monsell estate in the South of Leicester where his surroundings shaped much of his future subject matter as a photographer. His work is funny and mischievous, gently sending up grand histories of class, international politics and documentary photography.
Coekin lives and works in Los Angeles.
Camilla Brown is a curator, writer and educator on contemporary art, specialising in photography based in the Derbyshire. For ten years she was Senior curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, London previously she was Exhibitions Curator at Tate Liverpool. She works at both the University of Derby, where she teaches on the MA photography and film and at Middlesex University as Senior Lecturer Creative Industries. Her writing on contemporary photography is regularly published in books and magazines. For the past 3 years she has been Associate Curator at Grain Photography Hub. She is on the steering group for the Format Photography Festival.
Examples of her work appear on her website at www.camillaebrown.co.uk.