In this session, hosted via Zoom, photographer Joey Solomon will be discussing the inspiration and influences that inform his photography practice with curator, writer, and lecturer Mariama Attah.
A Q&A will follow the conversation, where you will have the opportunity to put your questions to Joey and Mariama.
BSL interpretation and live captioning will be available for this event. Please let us know if you have any additional digital access requirements when you register.
Free and donation tickets are available. As a charity, donations both large and small make a huge difference to the number of people we are able to reach and the quality of the services we can provide. All donations are gratefully received, thank you for supporting our work.
Joey Solomon, Photographer
Born in 1997, New York City, Joey Solomon’s photographs have been featured in The New Yorker, FOAM, Aperture Gallery and MoMA PS1 among notable others. Solomon’s images serve to advocate for invisible mental highs and lows of the mentally afflicted human experience. As an openly gay man with mental disorders, Joey Solomon’s work hones in on the psychology of self through portraits of his immediate family as well as a high emphasis of self-portraiture. Solomon pulls much of his perspective from personal entanglements in recurring themes of mental and physical illnesses based on the artist’s hospitalizations. His images continue to document motifs surrounding illness, gayness, ghostly emptiness and the erosion of our Earth. If nothing else, Solomon’s work serves to affirm a learning process of our tender and dysfunctional species.
Mariama Attah, Curator, Writer, and Lecturer
Attah is a photography curator, writer and lecturer with an interest in overlooked visual histories. Mariama is curator of Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool. She was previously Assistant Editor of Foam Magazine. Prior, she was Curator of Photoworks, and was responsible for developing and curating programs and events including Brighton Photo Biennial and was also Commissioning and Managing Editor of the yearly magazine Photoworks Annual.
Image: Self Portrait with Robert Andy Coombs, 2019, ©Joey Solomon