Photoforum with MacDonaldStrand

FORMAT is delighted to start its 2022 monthly programme of informative and informal talks – Photoforum – with MacDonaldStrand.

Gordon MacDonald and Clare Strand will talk about their works Most Popular of All Time, 2012 and No More Flags which were part of FORMAT21 and can be viewed in Room 12 and Room 7 on the FORMAT digital exhibition portal.

MacDonaldStrand are the partnership of Clare Strand and Gordon MacDonald and are based in Brighton, UK.

They make work in response to photographic history, politics and practice. Recent projects include Old English Pricks, a newsprint image and text set of books depicting current figures in British politics; A Fucking Photobook, a letterpress book using a regular photobook sequence, designed to submit to photobook competitions; Most Popular of All Time, a survey of the most popular images of all time (according to a Google search), each transformed into dot-to-dot drawings and No More Flags, a series of images of far right-wing marches in the UK and US, with the flags crudely removed from the images.

Clare Strand is an artist whose work is held in many public and private collections. She has shown extensively in group and solo shows for the past 25 years.

Gordon MacDonald is an artist and editor. He was the founding editor of Photoworks magazine, co-founder of GOST Books and is currently co-founder and editor of Hapax Magazine.

This talk will take place via Zoom and also be live streamed on FORMAT’s Facebook. The link to access the talk will be sent to all registered attendees prior to the event.

Tickets are free but we ask that you donate if you can, to support our ongoing programme.

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