Brighton Photo Fringe business: MiniClick talk, Tim Andrews Over the Hill Exhibition and The Shot I Never Forgot

The Brighton Biennial and companion Photo Fringe festival are now in full swing. I’ve not got any stand alone shows in this years festival but I have images in two group shows and I am speaking at a MiniClick event. Combined, the Biennial and Photo Fringe is a massive photography festival and would be well worth a trip to Brighton from London and further afield. If you are from London and this post does not tempt you down I recommend you go to ‘Make Life Worth Living‘ and ‘Open for Business‘ at the Media Space at the London Science Museum.

MiniClick PechaKucha talk on the 27th October

Kevin Meredith speaking at BLAB Manchester

Photo by Matth Booth

I will be one of ten photographers giving a PechaKucha talk on the subject of none photographic influences. PechaKucha is a presentation format where speakers show 20 slides and each slide is on screen for 20 seconds, the slides advance automatically so the speakers are forced to keep their talks fast paced and as each speaker only gets 6 minutes and 40 seconds  so  there’s not much chance of getting board. The event will be on Monday the 27th October at 7pm find out about the other speakers on MiniClick’s website here. Continue reading

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Nick Hedges’ ‘Make Life Worth Living’ exhibition at the Science Museum’s Media Space

Nick Hedges was commissioned by the housing charity Shelter to document the harsh living conditions that people in poverty were forced to live in from 1968 – 1972. The work was used to help Shelter campaign better for those in poverty. To protect the anonymity of the people depicted, the images have been used in a very limited way until now; this is the first public showing of the work since it was created over forty years ago.

make life worth living by nick hedges

Mr and Mrs M and their four children lived in a council owned house in Vincent Crescent, Balsall Heath. Apart from the poor state of the property – no bathroom, no hot water, outside lavatory, inside walls running with damp – these children were sleeping in the middle of winter, on two sodden seat cushions covered by a couple of old ‘macs’, there was no heating in the room, the snow lay thick outside and the windows were broken. Birmingham, January 1969 © Nick Hedges / National Media Museum, Bradford

Make Life worth living at the Science Museum's Media Space

Make Life worth living is on display at the London Science Museum’s Media Space.

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Miniclick plan a second print run of: I Dare the Wave, A Life to Save.

Last June MiniClick published a small print run publication of some of my work documenting Brighton Swimming Club. ‘I Dare the Wave, A Life to Save’ centred around David Sawyers: one of the clubs more eccentric characters. The first print run sold out super fast, I was on holiday when they went on sale, so I didn’t get a chance to promote the release, soon after I was back they were sold out. I know there was a few people that were disappointed that they did not get a copy in their hands.

I Dare the Wave, A Life to Save by Kevin Meredith published by MiniClick Cover

I Dare the Wave, A Life to Save
By Kevin Meredith
Published by MiniClick

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My first album cover for Technimatic’s ‘Desire Paths’

Technimatic - Desire Paths

This is Technimatic’s debut album ‘Desire Paths’ which was released by Brighton’s very own Shogun Audio label. They asked if they could license a preexisting image of an Oakland telegraph pole for the cover art of there album. Technimatic are a Drum & Bass due so it’s right up my street. It’s available vinyl, CD and digital formats at shogunaudio.co.uk and of course Amazon, iTunes etc. Continue reading

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Open for Business at the Science Museum London

Open for Business is a body of work that depicts contemporary British manufacturing in a time when most would believe it is declining. It show cases a broad range of industries from sausage making, yacht building and weaving to the construction of the HMS Queen Elizabeth the largest ship ever built for the Royal Navy. The work was commissioned by Multistory a Midlands based arts organisation that is dedicated to telling the stories of ordinary peoples lives.

Wave energy being harnessed near the Scottish Orkney Islands by . © Stuart Franklin & Magnem Photos.

Wave energy being harnessed near the Scottish Orkney Islands by . © Stuart Franklin & Magnem Photos.

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‘I Dare the Wave, A Life to Save’ released by MiniClick

In June 2014 MiniClick published 5 photo publications including ‘I Dare the Wave, A Life to Save’ which showcases a collection of photographs by me based around one of the more eccentric members of Brighton swimming club: Dave Sawyers. Originally they just wanted to publish a set of pictures of Brighton Swimming Club. The Club is the oldest swimming club in the world with continuous membership and which I’ve been documenting since 2003. Early during their edit MiniClick realised that there was such a wealth of images that it was going to be tricky to edit it down so they decided to focus on one club member in particular.

I Dare the Wave, A Life to Save by Kevin Meredith published by MiniClick Cover

I Dare the Wave, A Life to Save
By Kevin Meredith
Published by MiniClick

You can purchase a copy of I Dare the Wave, A Life to Save here in MiniClicks online shop, you can also watch a video of me talking about the project below.

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Speaking at the Birdie photography conference

On the Saturday 13th September I will speaking at the Birdie conference in London’s East End. Birdie will be an intermit one day photography conference which is more about stories behind photos and photographers than than kit they use to produce their images. My talk is about how I turned a passion for photography into a career with my top tips for doing so.

Check my fellow speakers below, you can read more about the day here and you can get tickets here.

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Montage Portraits featured in Hungry Eye

My montage portraits are currently featured in the new issue of Hungry Eye (Issue 3 Volume 2). Last year PhotoAnton interviewed and filmed me shooting some of my montage portraits for his new documentary film series Analogue Tribes (which you can see here). He has now turned our discussion into an article. Hungry Eye is a quarterly magazine so it will be available until September 2014; look out for it in all good newsagents.

Kevin Meredith Montage Portraits in Hungry Eye Magazine

Kevin Meredith’s Montage Portraits in Hungry Eye Magazine

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