The Sound of Photography is a radio programme hosted by Frank Watson on Resonance 104.4fm and is also available online at www.resonancefm.com
You will find here an archive of the weekly programmes that revolve around a guest photographer, curator, writer and others associated with photography. There is also a mix of music associated with themes of each show. The show will return in Autumn 2019.
Frank Watson is also practising photographer and teaches short courses at Photofusion in Brixton. For further information visit www.frankwatsonphotography.com
This week’s guest is Mike Seaborne. Mike is a former Curator of Photographs at the Museum of London and a practising photographer. He will be talking about his work photographing the Isle of Dogs in the 1980s, published last year by Hoxton Mini Press in the book The Isle of Dogs Before the Big Money, and other projects related to the River Thames. He will also discuss issues around creating and maintaining photographic archives and the impact of digital technologies upon archival systems.
This week’s guest is Katie Guggenheim, Assistant Curator of the Hayward Gallery.She will be talking about the Diane Arbus Exhibition, Diane Arbus: In the Beginning.The show explores Arbus’s early work 1956-62.
This weeks guest is Carla Mitchell. Carla leads the curatorial programme of exhibitions and public talks for Four Corners, London’s Centre for Film and Photography. She will be talking about the archival project concerning the Half Moon Photography Workshop as well as a recent exhibition concerning the photographic work and fascinating life of Norah Smyth who photographed the work of the East London Federation of Suffragettes between 1914-16.
This week’s guest is Martin Usbourne who along with his partner Anne Waldvogel are the the founders of Hoxton Mini Press. He will talk about the ideas behind the company and some of the photobooks books they have published. Martin will also talk about his own photographic practice.
This week’s guest is Peter Fraser. Peter has been at the forefront of colour photography since the 1980s and is an internationally renowned artist. He will be talking about his time in America with William Eggleston, his Tate St Ives retrospective, as well as his recent work Mathematics.
This week’s guest is Gina Glover. Gina was a founding member of Photofusion Photography Centre in Brixton. She has published work on the ways in which the landscape has been altered by human conflict and economic development. Publications include The Metabolic Landscape: Perception, Practice and Energy Transition. She will discuss both her early work and the work on climate change.
This week Frank’s guest is Ken Worpole (www.worpole.net). Ken is a writer and social historian whose work includes many books on architecture, landscape and public policy. His recent work has focused on landscape aesthetics most notably in the book The New English Landscape with photographs by Jason Orton (jasonorton.com). He has also worked with Jason on 350 miles: An Essex Journey, a collaboration where writer and photographer travelled the extensive Essex coast. Ken will also talk about his recent research into the relationship between writers and the photographers.
Peter Chadwick and Tara Darby
This week’s guests are Peter Chadwick and Tara Darby who will talk about their recently published book, The Town of Tomorrow: 50 Years of Thamesmead (www.herepress.org/publications/50-years-of-thamesmead). The book uses archival photographs, architectural drawings as well as contemporary images of the town and its residents.
Peter Chadwick and Tara Darby
This week’s guest is Alys Tomlinson Alys was named Sony World Photographer of the Year in 2018. She will be talking about her work: Lourdes – the destiny of Christian pilgrims; and her latest work, Ex Voto, that takes a wider examination of pilgrimages across Europe.
This week’s guest is Brian Griffin; described as the “the most unpredictable and influential British portrait photographer of the last decades” by the British Journal of Photography in 2005 and “one of Britain’s most influential photographers” by the World Photography Organization in 2015. Brian Griffin has been a freelance photographer, filmmaker and TV commercials and music video film director since 1972. He will be talking about his work and influences.
This week’s is guest is Mike Crawford who has recently curated and published a photobook entitled Obsolete and Discontinued; a collaborative project that involved 50 photographers making work with outdated and discarded photographic materials. He will also talk about his own projects as well as his work as a specialist photographic printer.
This week’s guest is the architectural photographer Dennis Gilbert. Dennis is internationally recognized for his unique approach to photographing all forms of architecture. He will talk about his roots in S. Africa and his time studying in America before coming to England and establishing his practice.