Photography Research Projects


International Photography Research Network

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Developed in 2004, the IPRN is an organisation linking the work of art schools, practitioners, academic institutions, museums, galleries and archives internationally.  Its mission is to stimulate the production and presentation of high quality photographic practice, academic and artistic research and photographic-theory.   IPRN seeks to achieve this by providing a platform for international exchange leading to collaborative projects, exhibition, publications, research, symposia, networking and shared archives.

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IPRN conference and exhibition leaflet 2006.

Past Projects:
Changing Faces, an EU-funded 3 year project which brought together 5 partners:  University of Sunderland; University of Jyväskylä, Finland; Dom Fotografie, Slovakia; Museum Folkwang, Germany; Paradox and the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.

Together the partners developed 18 major photographic commissions, involving photographers from the founding countries as well as France, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Iceland, Brazil, South Africa, Russia and the Czech Republic.   Photographers were tasked with exploring the theme of ‘work’ in their host country and the work produced has been widely exhibited and published, developing a broader international dialogue regarding critically-engaged photographic practice.