Tales of Two Rivers

08 April 2017

10:00 - 17:00

Jubilee Suite
Copthorne Hotel
Paradise Circus
United Kingdom
B3 3HG

Tel:0121 200 2727

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Non RPS Member£50.00 
RPS Member£50.00 

This is the Contemporary Special Interest Group's April 2017 Conference featuring presentations on the River Yangtze by Yan Wang Preston and the River Lea by Polly Braden. Attendees may also bring prints for review.

The event will be held at the Jubilee Suite, Copthorne Hotel, Birmingham.

The Yangtze is China’s Long River. Yan Preston will talk about her project Mother River, photographing locations from the river source to the sea at exactly 100km intervals, regardless of the difficulty; 63 locations in total. See www.yanpreston.com and www.motherriver.info

The River Lea in East London is a strange and mysterious river. Sections near Stratford were cleaned up, some say destroying their character, when incorporated into the 2012 Olympic Park. Polly Braden and David Campany have been photographing the river since 2004 and this work has recently been published as a photobook entitled Adventures in the Lea Valley. Polly Braden will present this project in the afternoon. See www.pollybraden.com/work/adventures-in-the-lea-valley.

Attendees may bring up to ten prints of their own work for discussion and review after the talks.

RPS members and non-members  £50

10.00 for 10.30 start – 17.00


The event price includes teas/coffees


buffet lunch. Places are limited to 50, so early booking is recommended.

When booking, please also inform the event organiser.

Contact: Avril Harris, avrilrharris@blueyonder.co.uk, tel 07990 976390.


Image © Yan Wang Preston

Avril Harris
Email the event organiser
07990 976390

Region: Central, LondonGroup(s): Contemporary, Documentary, Landscape