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Talk: Adam Murray on ‘The Constructed North’ @ NEPN Photo-Book Market

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art/Level 1

This event will be a combination of formal talk, research and audience participation.  It explores  photography and the printed page in relation to periodical magazines rather than photographic or artist books. Case studies will be centred on work presented in a fashion context, proposing that these are just as significant cultural documents as the arguably more revered book format.

Including screening of Preston Bus Station by Jamie Hawkesworth

Adam Murray is a photographic practitioner and Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire.  Adam began Preston is my Paris in July 2009 with Robert Parkinson as a photocopied zine with the intention of encouraging the exploration of Preston as a subject for creative practice.  It is now a multi-faceted project rooted in photography that includes publications, site-specific installations, live events, digital applications, education and writing.  Work is held in the Tate Library, Fotomuseum Winterthur Collection, Artists’ Books Special Collections at Manchester Metropolitan University and Special Collections at London College of Communication.