Ways of Looking Photography Festival
Saturday 1 - Sunday 30 October 2011
Ways of Looking opened with a special launch weekend Friday 30 September – Sunday 2 October 2011.
Exploring the theme EVIDENCE, the festival included premières of newly commissioned works by internationally renowned Magnum photographer Donovan Wylie, and Turner Prize winning artists Jeremy Deller and Douglas Gordon.
The festival aimed to address, overturn, and playfully interact with photography's assumed status as evidence in a range of arenas including history, politics, science, law, and conflict. Ways of Looking offered multiple curatorial approaches to the theme, ranging from museum institutions to grass-roots collectives. Many of the works were specially commissioned for the festival and shown for the first time in Bradford.
Featured artists and collectives included: Craig Ames, Diane Bielek, Rob Ball, Anthony Carr, Julian Claxton, Jeremy Deller, Mike Downing, Alan Dunn, Invisible Flock, Simon Ford and Colin Lloyd, Douglas Gordon, Bradford Grid, Shanaz Gulzar, Joe King, Daniel Meadows, Red Saunders, Daniel Staincliffe and Donnovan Wylie.
Ways of Looking was organised by this Museum along with Impressions Gallery, and The Culture Company, with partners Bradford Grid, Bradford Museums and Galleries, Fabric, Gallery II, University of Bradford, and Leeds Met University Gallery and Studio Theatre. The festival was supported by Arts Council England through the National Lottery Fund and Bradford Metropolitan District Council.