Artist Talk: The Other Collective / Blast! Creative Network

12th May 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This talk is taking place via Zoom.
A link will be sent out to attendees.

The Other is a photography collective working to raise awareness, using an intersectional approach, to class discrimination within photography in the UK. Cofounders Joanne Coates, Kelly O’Brien and Kirsty Mackay are photographers, artists, activists & educators from poor and working class backgrounds. We champion photographers & photographic artists from poor & lower economic positions in society. We believe that class must be on the agenda throughout the efforts in creating positive change in the photography industry.

In their talk, Joanne Coates, Kelly O’Brien and Kirsty Mackay of The Other photography collective will explore issues of meritocracy and examine the visual discourses of photography, in particular the middle-class gaze and poverty porn, to outline an ethical practice of conscious image making.

Register for the event here.

Blast! Creative Network

This public talk is hosted as part of Multistory’s Blast! Creative Network programme. Taking place online once a month the BCN programme offers talks, workshops, opportunities and social events to bring emergent artists based in Sandwell or the Black Country a yearlong events programme that provides a space for knowledge sharing and support.

Please message with any questions, or if you’d like to be added to the BCN mailing list to be sent programme updates and opportunities directly.

Photo credit © Kirsty Mackay