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Miniclick talk celebrates photography

Miniclick is holding a panel discussion to celebrate why there are lots of reasons to be cheerful about being a photographer today

Let’s set the record straight – when it comes to photography, it’s not all doom and gloom. Photography isn’t dying, it’s not going away, and there is room within the industry for photographers who have vision, talent and the drive to succeed.

The internet – blogs, websites, social media – provides an unprecedented platform in which to share work. In addition, self-publishing is booming, and there are more opportunities than ever to showcase work through independent festivals, pop-up events and exhibitions – there’s never been a more exciting time to be in photography.

To celebrate this, and to discuss some of the reasons why there is lots to feel positive about, Brighton-based organisation Miniclick is hosting a series of talks for students who are graduating from the BA in documentary photography course at Newport, the University of South Wales, as well as a panel discussion with industry professionals.

Photojournalist Anastasia Taylor-Lind; photographer and Newport BA documentary photography course leader Paul Reas; director at The Silverprint Gallery Fraser Miles; and BJP’s senior writer Gemma Padley will participate in panel discussions, offering their expertise on issues surrounding the industry and helping to build enthusiasm for emerging artists.

Reasons to be Cheerful, at The Attic in Hackney Picturehouse, London 

Wednesday 18 June 2014
Admission: Free
Doors open at 6pm for a 7pm start

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