The Photography Show Super Stage Line-Up Announced

January 30, 2015 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events | 0 Comments |
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The Photography Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham from 21 -24 March, has annoounced its lineup of speakers for the show's Super Stage theatre. Over four days, the Super Stage will host a diverse group of photographers including Tom Stoddart, Martin Parr, Mary Ellen Mark, Tim Flach, Simon Norfolk, Susan Meiselas, Michael Kenna, Lynsey Addario and Don McCullin. Click through / read on for more information.

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The Photography Show Press Release

The Photography Show Super Stage Line-Up announced

The UK’s biggest photography show for professional photographers, enthusiasts and retailers is once again proving that it can attract some of the highest profile names in photography.

Confirmed Super Stage speakers for this year’s event, held at the Birmingham NEC from the 21st to the 24th of March, are:

Martin Parr

Tom Stoddart

Mary Ellen Mark

Tim Flach

Michael Kenna

Susan Meiselas

Simon Norfolk

Lynsey Addario

Don McCullin

For the second year in a row, The Photography Show will present some of the most influential and respected photographers in the world. Over four days the Super Stage will host this diverse group of photographers as they discuss their distinguished careers providing insight, inspiration and entertainment to the 500 seater theatre.


Tom Stoddart - A Photojournalist’s Life - 11.00, Saturday 21st

Kicking the show off at 11am on Saturday morning, Tom Stoddart will take you on a visual journey through a career that began as a local newspaper photographer to one of the world’s most respected photojournalists. During his long and varied career Tom has documented international events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the bloody siege of Sarajevo and the election of Nelson Mandela, as well as gaining exclusive access to document the lives of Prime Ministers past and present. More information on Tom Stoddart

Mary Ellen Mark - Seeing the Extraordinary in Reality - 13.30, Saturday 21st

Winner of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement in Photography Award, Mary Ellen Mark provides an insight into four decades of photography where she has travelled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. Renowned worldwide for her work, her images have become landmarks in the field of documentary photography. More information on Mary Ellen Mark

Tim Flach - Who’s Upside Down - Us or the Bats? - 16.00, Saturday 21st

London based photographer Tim Flach rounds off Saturday on the Super Stage with what promises to be a thought-provoking discussion. His distinctive photographic style is derived from his concerns with anthropomorphism and anthropocentrism and his interests lie in the way we, as humans, shape animals and shape their meaning. More information on Tim Flach

Michael Kenna - Influences, Inspirations and Magic - 11.00, Sunday 22nd

Don’t even think about having a lie-in on Sunday morning! The first speaker up on Super Stage Sunday is none other than Michael Kenna. Widely considered to be one of the most influential landscape photographers of his generation, Michael Kenna will discuss his influences, inspirations, ideas and techniques as he shares 40 years of photographic experiences.More information on Michael Kenna

Susan Meiselas - The Motivation Behind the Image - 13.30, Sunday 22nd

Magnum photographer, Susan Meiselas gives an insight into her projects to date, the motivation behind her images and their relevance to the world. Listen as Susan explains how her work has transcended beyond photojournalism through her use of archival material, on site installations, and long term relationships with communities. More information on Susan Meiselas

Martin Parr - An Insight into the Photographer, Curator and Editor - 16.00 Sunday 22nd & 11.00, Monday 23rd

You can’t afford to miss this rare chance to hear from one of Britain’s best known photographers, celebrated for his wry social observation and peerless documentary skills. Over his 40 year career, Martin Parr has taken many iconic images, authored over 70 books and exhibited all over the world. He now serves as President of Magnum Photos. Early booking is recommended for this amazing opportunity. More information on Martin Parr

Simon Norfolk - The Passions and Inspirations that get my Work in the Best Magazines - 13.30, Monday 23rd

A regular contributor to major publications, acclaimed landscape photographer Simon Norfolk shares the ideas that inspire him and how he is able to deliver original, well researched and thoroughly crafted images. Simon will help photographers understand what is needed to create work with focus and a real political urgency. More information on Simon Norfolk

Lynsey Addario - It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War - 16.00, Monday 23rd

Rounding off the penultimate day at The Photography Show is Pulitzer-Prize winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario. She has survived death threats and two kidnappings to bring back powerful images from major conflicts. Lynsey will share the realities of working in a war zone and explain what it is that keeps her going back. More information on Lynsey Addario

Don McCullin - Photographing Conflict - 14.30, Tuesday 24th

The last speaker on this year’s Super Stage is the world’s greatest living photographer working in areas of conflict - Don McCullin. Understand how he works, how it affected him and how he survived. Hard-hitting, thought provoking and inspiring. Not to be missed.

More information on Don McCullin

NB - Students are welcome to attend the show for free on Tuesday 24 March, which is the official student day. If you would like to attend on any other day you will need to select the concession ticket option. Please note that student I.D will be required.


Saturday 21st March

11am Tom Stoddart

13:30 Mary Ellen Mark

16:00 Tim Flach

Sunday 22nd March

11am Michael Kenna

13:30 Susan Meiselas

16:00 Martin Parr

Monday 23rd March

11am Martin Parr

13:30 Simon Norfolk

16:00 Lynsey Addario

Tuesday 24th March

14:30 Don McCullin

Book tickets for The Photography Show here.

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The Photography Show 2015 is set to host more exhibitors, headline speakers, workshops and seminars than ever before!

The Photography Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham from 21 -24 March, looks set to surpass last year’s attendance record of 30,003 visitors (BPA Audited). Having moved to Hall 5 (the largest at the NEC) the show will be stacked to the rafters with new exhibitors, iconic world famous camera brands such as Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm, Olympus, Sony, Panasonic and Leica and interactive live stages.

Here is a taste of what is on offer over this four day celebration of photography.

Super Stage

The Super Stage theatre will play host to internationally recognised photographers, including Martin Parr, Don McCullin, Mary Ellen Mark, Simon Norfolk, Susan Meiselas, Tom Stoddart, Tim Flach, Michael Kenna and Lynsey Addario. Tickets for the 500 seater theatre are already selling fast, so if there’s a particular photographer you’d like to see don’t wait until the last minute, or you might be disappointed. View the full programme here

Streetscape Stage - NEW for 2015

Street photography is one of the fastest growing genres in photography so The Photography Show has decided to bring the Street into the NEC. This urban scene will feature a range of professional photographers who will help you get the most out of your street photography. There will be lots of photo opportunities, so don’t forget to bring your kit to take advantage of the live action and learn how to take better shots.

Adobe Theatre

The Adobe Theatre is back for the second year. From exploring the basics of Lightroom and Photoshop to getting a handle on colour management, these expert-led sessions from Adobe experts will help you to master editing in no time. Check out the timetable here to see who’s presenting and when.

Filmmaker Theatre - NEW for 2015

New exhibitor BlackMagic Design are sponsoring the new Filmmaker Theatre where experts will talk you through the skills, techniques, tips and tricks you need to capture great footage. Sessions are designed for all levels of ability. The timetable can be seen here.

Behind The Lens
A range of intimate workshops and seminars from highly respected industry professionals covering a range of genres, skills and techniques. Whatever your level of photography, you'll find these sessions invaluable for arming you with the tools you need to take your photography forward. Check out the line-up here.

Live Stage
The perfect place to join some incredible professional photographers as they demonstrate how to tackle a diverse range of shoots in this interactive and exciting space. Expect some exciting live action and bring your camera. If you're seeking to increase your skills bank and get your creative juices flowing, make sure you pay the Live Stage a visit.

Beginners’ Masterclass - NEW for 2015
The Photography Show isn’t just about helping the seasoned photographer, it’s also a springboard for newcomers. This half day conference will help you to demystify the terms, techniques and equipment and teach you how to take control of your camera. This could be the half day that unlocks your photographic potential. View the full programme.


Macro photography still a mystery? Well take full advantage of this real life garden hosted by IGPOTY (International Garden Photographer of the Year) and be baffled no more. Bring along your macro lens and learn the perfect techniques for nature and macro photography, all without having to battle with the elements. Here’s the link to a great line-up.

Lomography DianaF+ Workshop - NEW for 2015
Test exciting interchangeable lenses and instant film capabilities on the iconic 1960’s DianaF+ camera. View the full programme.

Pro Conference
Thinking of going pro? This half-day conference is perfect for keeping up-to-date with current market trends and learning from business experts on how to stay on top of them. View the full programme.

DIY Framing & Mounting Workshops
Learn how to mount and frame you own pictures and enhance your images with a variety of mounting techniques from The UK School of Framing.. View the full programme.

Lomography Konstruktor Workshops
Take you analogue experience to the extreme by building your own SLR from scratch! View the full programme.

NB Some activities require additional tickets

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