A photographer of military landscapes, Gina Glover, discusses her background and future
“… Your practice involves taking photographs of abandoned military bases. What drew you to this subject?
As a child I grew up near the secret World War 2 aerodrome, Harrington, which in the late 50s became a nuclear missile base. I now live on part of this site. Over the road from my home is where the Thor Nuclear rockets were housed – the first intercontinental ballistic missile, and during the Cuban missile crisis, these Thor missiles were primed for firing. As a child I had no understanding of this history so it has become my obsession to continually revisit and collect artefacts and stories from neighbouring farmers, who equally share this passion for this wasteland…”
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As a photographer with a degree in Human Genetics, I have always been interested in medical and scientific photography and the ways I can incorporate my scientific background with my photographic artwork. I was pleasantly surprised to discover the photography of Gina Glover whilst doing research on this subject and view the fantastic ways she has been able to combine and translate scientific subjects with photographic art during her numerous residencies as artist in hospitals.
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Gina Glover - Playgrounds of War Artist Talk
Gina’s talk will be based on her own photographic practice and her experience as a Director of Photofusion Photography Centre which she co-founded in the early 1980’s. She will address these topics: submitting photographs to picture libraries, working with aid agencies, producing a portfolio for different audiences, exhibiting in galleries, making digital books and applying for grant funding. She will also talk about her different art residences in hospitals and also her love of pinhole photography.
Saturday 16th July 3pm. Free
Street Level Photoworks · Trongate 103 · Glasgow · G1 5HD Exhibition continues until 6th August 2011.
Gina Glover Interview
Street Level Photography
Interdisciplinary Symposium, hosted by London Arts in Health Forum
Brian Durrans, anthropologist, former senior curator (Asian ethnography), British Museum
Gina Glover, photographic artist and co-founder of Photofusion
Professor Sue Golding, Director, Institute for the Converging Arts & Sciences
Thursday 14th July, 6.30-7.30pm, followed by late viewing of the exhibition 7.30 – 8.30pm
FREE but booking is essential: email@example.com
51 Southwark Street
London SE1 1RU
Rencontres d’Arles 2011: Portfolio review
I will be reviewing portfolios at the prestigious Rencontres D’Arles on the 4th and 6th July.
More info here: http://www.r-0-t.com/2011/05/portfolio-review/