DIG Thames Valley: Jo Teasdale FRPS - 'The Factory' & 'My Adopted Family'

19 April 2020

10:00 - 15:30

Wokingham, Berkshire
Woosehill Community Hall
Emmview Close
United Kingdom
RG41 3DA

Non RPS Member£15.00 
RPS Member£12.00 
Group Member£8.00
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Jo Teasdale FRPS

The Factory
The First section of this talk is the story of The Factory, which was awarded a Fellowship from the RPS. Jo will take you through her experiences centered around a disused factory, 'it was not simply a building filled with endless dismembered bodies - to me it was a part of my life being played out in front of me', and explain the process she went through to achieve the finished series.

My Adopted Family
In the second half, Jo will introduce you to her Adopted Family, 'a tactile and meditative series reflecting on the concept of inheritance, identity and memories.' In the absence of family, Jo has used treasured possessions, historical glass plates and 35mm slides to create her own family history, memories and photo albums.

Biography: Jo Teasdale comes from a background in Fine Art. A few years after moving to Brighton she was given her first DSLR and a new exciting opportunity opened up. The camera was no longer a tool for work but became a means of expressing her artistic visions.
Jo's photography follows two two distinct paths - Conceptual-based projects and Street Photography. She enjoys the immediacy and quirky, unexpected elements of street-life whilst her conceptual work is an artistic form of self-expression, often poignant and edgy, often unveiling elements of our human nature. It was this element of her work that was awarded her Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2017 for The Factory.  
Jo is currently working towards her first solo exhibition in March 2020 with her latest project My Adopted Family.
Jo's images provide a strong narrative and often provoke an emotional response from the viewer. Her aim in her photography is to engage the audience to participate in the stories that unfold around her.


All images on this page © Jo Teasdale


Plus ...

the Len Deeley Memorial Trophy PDI Competition,
judged by Kirsty Ralfs ARPS

Competition details HERE

ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL TO BE SURE OF A PLACE. Please see Tickets for Events page for more ticket details and information on Season Tickets for Thames Valley Centre events.
We don't yet use the online booking facility on this page, owing to the complexity of offering Season Tickets for Thames Valley Centre events.
Note: the ticket price shown above against ‘Group Member’ is the rate that applies to members of the Digital Imaging Group only. It does not apply to RPS members who are not DI Group members.

We meet at Woosehill Community Hall, in Wokingham, Berkshire

Woosehill Community Hall is less than one mile away from Wokingham Railway Station. The station is served by trains between Reading and Waterloo, and also between Reading and Gatwick. Please be aware that Sunday train services can sometimes be erratic!

Parking in the small Hall car park is for speakers and judges, those disabled or anyone bringing equipment for an event. You should park in zones A and B of the Morrisons car park adjacent. Drive past Emmview Close  and Morrisons, then turn immediately left into Fernlea Drive, and look for parking zones A and B. Walk back through Morrisons car park zones C and D to get to the Hall.

For those using SatNav, the relevant postcodes are:

  • Woosehill Community Hall: RG41 3DA
  • Morrisons Supermarket: RG41 3SW
  • Fernlea Drive: RG41 3DR.

Free tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day. We suggest you bring a pack lunch, or you can purchase sandwiches etc at Morrisons Supermarket next door.

For those wishing to pay on the door or buy raffle tickets etc, please note there is a cash machine at Morrisons.

OUR INFO PACK (PDF download above) includes all you need to know about attending our events, and buying tickets.
Please use our OUR BOOKING FORM (PDF download above) for buying your tickets.

Opening times

We open the doors at 10.00am, to allow time to check-in, have some refreshments, and be ready to start the formal presentations at 10:30am.
In order to allow us to set up our equipment in a safe and orderly way, we ask you to remain in the foyer or outside the building until 10.00am unless you are a designated helper.
There is a mid-morning break, and a break for lunch. The event usually finishes about 3:30pm.

Cancellation policy

If you have purchased a Day Ticket but are unable to come, and don't tell us before the event, we will not normally offer refunds; however, we will look sympathetically at each situation. Refunds requested at least 3 days before the event will normally be granted.

Hearing and access requirements

Hearing: Our Announcers and Presenters use radio microphones and a PA system at our events.
Access: The Hall has two ‘Disabled’ parking bays with sloped wheelchair access to the ground floor venue.

Alan Bousfield ARPS
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Region: Thames ValleyGroup(s): Contemporary, Digital Imaging, Digital Imaging Online, Digital Imaging Thames Valley, Documentary