Re Focus

On May 29 2015 we are organizing an symposium to discuss the status and future of photography. It will be held at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium with an international panel of speakers. We hope you’ll join us.

May 29 2015
10am – 4pm
Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium
Fabrikkgata 11, Vestfossen, Norway

• Session 1: Where does photography stand today and what can be expected in the future?
• Session 2: What are the key learning concepts and processes that will reinforce the development of talents working with photography?


Bruno Ceschel Director and founder of Self Publish, Be Happy, London, UK

Zippora Elders Curator, Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Tom Hunter Artist and Professor of Photography Research, London College of Communications, University of the Arts London, London, UK

Timothy Persons Director and curator, Gallery Taik Persons, Berlin, Germany and Adjunct Professor at Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland

Susanne Winterling Artist and Professor, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway

Kamilla Langeland BFA student, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway

Christian Tunge BFA student, Valand Academy, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden

A complimentary lunch between the sessions and a reception after the symposium is included. A complimentary bus service will depart from Oslo Central Station for Vestfossen on the Friday at 8:45 am and return to Oslo after the symposium. Please give notice if you want a seat on the bus.

Participation is free, but limited, so register now with

The symposium is organized by MELK on commission by the Statoil art programme.
It coincides with the exhibition Tech 4 Change at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium.

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