The Photography Show and The Video Show 2020 announce five more legends for the Super Stage

Date: 02/03/2020
The Photography Show and The Video Show 2020 announce five more legends for the Super Stage

Following the announcement that Chase Jarvis will headline the 2020 event, The Photography Show and The Video Show has revealed five more inspiring speakers who will take to the Super Stage when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 14-17 March. Once again commanding some of the industry’s most influential photographers and filmmakers, the UK’s largest photography and moving image co-located event is also set to welcome Susan Meiselas, Gavin Free, Ross Halfin, Juno Calypso and Brooke Shaden.

Following Chase’s talk on Saturday 14 March is renowned documentary photographer, Susan Meiselas. As a member of the prestigious Magnum Photos since 1976, Susan is best known for her coverage of the insurrection in Nicaragua and her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. Looking back over four decades as an award-winning documentary photographer, she will share fascinating insights into her most recent projects, her approach and life through photography.

On Sunday 15 March, award-winning cinematographer and the co-creator of The Slow Mo Guys, Gavin Free, will present two sessions at the Super Stage. The popular duo have amassed over 13 million subscribers on YouTube, achieving fame with everything from viral videos of bursting balloons to in-depth explanations of how a high-end slow-motion camera works. In a rare European appearance, Gavin Free will let visitors into his life as an incredibly successful YouTuber, the career steps that he took to get there, and his passion for his subject matter. He will discuss what goes into making and distributing this kind of content, the tech involved, how he keeps the ideas coming, and what it's like to have online video as your career.

Gavin has also had a successful career working on several TV and film productions - including Hot Fuzz, Dredd, and Snow White and The Huntsman – and works at Austin-based entertainment company Rooster Teeth. In his second talk of the day, he will discuss the art, technology and techniques behind high-speed cinematography, while outlining his career path from the early days to now, where he combines this work with YouTube fame.

With over 40 years’ experience, Ross Halfin has created some of the most memorable music photographs of all time and travelled the world with bands such as Metallica, Aerosmith, The Hollywood Vampires and Kiss. His portrait photography appears on album covers, tour programmes, magazine and book covers and countless editorial features from the very first issue of Kerrang! to the latest issue of Classic Rock. In his conversation with music photography archivist, Dave Brolan, on Monday, 16 March, Ross will discuss his enormous catalogue of work, use of both film and digital, how music photography has changed and the unique access and relationships he has with his subjects. His session is likely to include a few rock and roll war stories, as well as touching upon his ongoing passion for travel photography.

London-based artist Juno Calypso is famous for her meticulously crafted and distinctive self-portraits which often feature her fictional alter-ego 'Joyce', and examine ideas of solitude, femininity, self-perception and identity. In her first project post-graduation - 'The Honeymoon' - Juno staged a series of solitary self-portraits as 'Joyce' in a romantic-themed couples hotel, while her latest - 'What To Do With A Million Years' - saw her shoot a series in a Las Vegas bunker-mansion. During her presentation on Tuesday 17 March, Juno will delve into how and why she creates such intriguing images, how she accesses such interesting and bizarre locations, and the enduring allure of 'exposing herself'.

Later that same day, Brooke Shaden, conceptual fine art photographer specialising in self-portraiture, will wrap up the Super Stage line-up. Her award-winning images are rich in storytelling and often simultaneously dark, whimsical and beautiful. Brooke will share the story of how she led the charge into inclusive - and dark - art. Visitors can walk through Brooke's process and journey to see how anyone can begin creating ground-breaking work that positively influences others.

General entry tickets to The Photography Show and The Video Social 2020 are now available, and visitors can choose to add Super Stage tickets to their event itinerary for £12 per session.

Over four days, more than 32,000 professionals and enthusiasts will come together at Birmingham’s NEC, looking to be inspired by expert talks and live demos, keep up to date with the latest industry trends and source the very best kit at fantastic prices from some of the world’s biggest brands.

For more information visit https://www.photographyshow.com



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