PHOTO LIVE with Hoda Afshar and Adam Broomberg
On Thursday 30 April 2020, artists Hoda Afshar and Adam Broomberg spoke about the role photography plays in their practice, addressing a range of subjects including war, whistleblowing, surveillance and performing for the camera.
Hoda Afshar (born 1983, Tehran. Iran) lives and works in Melbourne. She is a visual artist and also lectures in photography and fine art. Hoda’s work has been widely exhibited locally and internationally and published online and in print. Her work is also part of numerous private and public collections. Through her work, she explores the nature and possibilities of documentary image-making. Working across photography and moving-image, she considers the representation of gender, marginality and displacement. Recent exhibitions include Remain, UQ Museum of Art in Brisbane (2019), Beyond Place, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego CA, USA (2019), Primavera 2018, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and Waqt al tagheer: Time of Change, ACE Open, Adelaide (2018). In 2015, she received the National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery and in 2018 won Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Australia.
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin live and work between London and Berlin. They are professors of photography at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK) in Hamburg and teach on the MA Photography & Society programme at The Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague.
Together they have had numerous solo exhibitions including at The Centre Georges Pompidou (2018) and the Hasselblad Center (2017). Their participation in international group shows include the Yokohama Triennale (2017), Documenta (2017), The British Art Show 8 (2015-2017), Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern (2015); Shanghai Biennale (2014), and the Gwanju Biennale (2012). Their work is held in major public and private collections including Pompidou, Tate, MoMA, Yale, Stedelijk, V&A, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Baltimore Museum of Art. Major awards include the ICP Infinity Award (2014) for Holy Bible, and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2013) for War Primer 2. Broomberg and Chanarin are the winners of the Arles Photo Text Award 2018 for their paper back edition of War Primer 2, published by MACK.
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