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“Different narratives of photos in Exhibitions and Books”

2020.09.05

The founder of the JZZP magazine Yan You and SCoP's art director Karen Smith discussed the "Different narratives of photos in Exhibitions and Books" by looking into Alec Soth photography book. Exploring how photography is perceived differently in exhibitions and publications.

​Alec Soth x FCC Online Conversation

2020.08.18

The online event was organized by FCC Shanghai (Foreign Correspondents Club) and was successfully carried out at SCoP. More than 20 well-known media outlets from around the globe attended this event alongside more than 40 guests. The Chairman of FCC Shanghai Martin Richie hosted the online conversation with the artist Alec Soth. And Karen Smith, the art director and curator of SCoP lead an exhilarating tour of our exhibition.

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SCoP “Peer to Peer” Symposium

2019.12.09

SCoP hosted a special and inspiring event: 8 participating artists of exhibition “Peer to Peer” engaged with curators Serein Liu and Lindsay Taylor, our Artistic Director Karen Smith and the audience in one day-long ...

Analog Photography Workshop

2019.10.26-11.02

In collaboration with 123 Darkroom, SCoP successfully organized a series of analog photography workshops on October 26 and November 2. Starting with a guided-tour of SCoP’s exhibition “Close: ...

Wang Yimei and her experimental project

“孖 Shuang Xi”

2019.10.19

The emerging artist Wang Yimei was invited to SCoP to talk about her experimental project “孖 Shuang Xi” which discusses about personal identity. Yimei shared about her works focusing on the real fictional relationship. ...

“The Making of a Photograph”

2019.09.28-29

SCoP were pleased to collaborate with Hahnemühle and Shanghai XiMei Digital Fine Art Print Studio to co-organize the two-day event “The Making of a Photograph”. Visual artist Zhao Qian to share his experience of making a ...

Pixy Liao X Shen Wei:

“The Role of Intimacy”

2019.09.18

Around the theme “The Role of Intimacy”, Liao’s works explore female identity and non-traditional relationships between men and women, challenging traditional gender concepts. Shen’s works use portraits to focus on the ...

SCoP Master Talk | Martin Schoeller X Liu Heung Shing

2019.09.15

We were honored to present German photographer Martin Schoeller’s solo exhibition “Close” and invite him to join a conversation with Liu Heung Shing, Pulitzer prize-winning photographer and founding ...

SCoP Master Talk | Alec Soth

2019.08.25

SCoP along with Jiazazhi Photobook Institute invited the world-famous American photographer Alec Soth to share his working experience in photography. From a painting-major graduate who started photography on a trip to the Mississippi River, to a professional photography artist now, Soth has been ...

Maleonn × Huang Fangling: “Photography in Theatre”

2019.08.03

Around the theme “Photography in Theatre”, with Maleonn whose works are being presented in the current exhibition and Huang Fangling, founder of a.f.art theatre Fangling. The guest artists started from their own works along with the stories behind creating them, bringing audience dramas during inside artworks. ...

Zheng Yuan: The Power Relation in The Night of Proletarion

2019.07.27

Video artist Zheng Yuan to deliver a talk on his works, including The Night of Proletarion for instances to describe his observations and reflections on the power relation during viewing and shooting and on the reality and fiction in art works. Beginning from his own experience in working with the video protagonist Kevin Cao...

Jiang Feiran: “Romantic History: Fiction and Metaphor”

2019.07.21

Video artist Jiang Feiran to deeply decode her art making experiences around the theme “Romantic History: Fiction and Metaphor”. She selected metaphor and fiction which are two core elements in her works as clues, taking her serial work “The Variation of Romance” for example, to talk about the past and the future ...

Olivia Martin-McGuire: China Love

2019.06.29

Australian documentary photographer and filmmaker Olivia Martin-McGuire, whose serial work China Love is presented in SCoP exhibition “Summer of Love”, to bring us an in-depth discussion on her work and to share her thoughts on traditional ideas and social changes shown in “Chinese wedding 

Coca Dai × Lin Ye × Yao Yao: Private and Intimate Subjects in Photography

2019.06.22

Independent photographers Coca Dai and Yao Yao joined art critic Lin Ye in a conversation about the exposure of private and intimate subjects in photography.

ABLE Artist Collective

2019.05.26

Three young artists from the artist collective ABLE, 168.168.168, Zi Qian and Qiu Qiu Zi, shared with us the evolution and diversity of photo collage. In the talk in the morning, 168.168.168 introduced the history, genres and representative artists of photo collage. The workshop in the afternoon gave participants...

Yuan Xiaopeng and his SAME PAPER

2019.05.12

Photographer and co-founder of photo publishing studio SAME PAPER, Yuan Xiaopeng provided a unique perspective on photography through his experience of making the magazine Closing Ceremony.

Meeting Kenro Izu

2019.04.27

New York-based photographer Kenro Izu shared with SCoP’s audience his life’s work over four decades. From sacred monuments in Territories of the Souland the imagery of life and death in Eternal Light, to the capture of spirituality of still life in Seduction, photography has led him to believe that impermanence is what ...

Celine Liu: I am Everywhere

2019.04.14

SCoP invited emerging young photographer Celine Liu to share her experience of using self-portraiture and post production in I Am Everywhere to comment on history and how we are all tied to it in the contemporary world. Her nontraditional methodology is also present in her video work Siren, where she invited ...

Qian Ruya: “Sealed Mirror Reflection”

2019.03.17

SCoP welcomed independent photographer Qian Ruya to give the talk “Sealed Mirror Reflection”, where Ruya took us on a journey of her psychological evolution, from her self-inquiry in Outsider (2011) and Us (2012-2016), to her entry into the outside world in the on-going projects Self-Portrait with My Dollsand Fragile.

Erwin Olaf × Karen Smith

2019.03.03

Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf, who is the artist of SCoP exhibition “Parallel”, to be here with all our visitors together and provided such a remarkable live conversation with our Artistic Director Karen Smith. From Olaf’s works that are mostly inspired by his own fantasy to the “Shanghai” series which is focusing on ...

Zhong Baomei Workshop

2019.02.16-17

In this two-day workshop, SCoP invited independent photographer Zhong Baomei to lead a team of four photography enthusiasts together explore the city with the camera, and discover the creative inner self. 

Shi Yangkun: From “Solastalgis” to “Retrotopia”

2019.01.13

SCoP invited Shi Yangkun, one of the photographers in the current exhibition “Social Geography: Ten Journeys with a Camera”, to hold a wonderful lecture from “Solastalgis” to “Retrotopia”. He explained the relation between utopian landscapes and social reality,  through those images of nostalgic ...

Chen Ronghui: “It’s enables me capture something unusual”

2018.12.23

SCoP is privileged to have a special guest ——Chen Ronghui, who is one of the ten photographers of the exhibition “Social Geography: Ten Journeys with a Camera”, to share his insights. As a young Chinese photographer and story teller, Chen has been focusing on projects about urbanisation ...

Muge, Zhuang Hui and Zhang Xiao

2018.12.09

In the exhibition “Social Geography: Ten Journeys with a Camera”, Zhuang Hui, Zhang Xiao and Muge to share their ideas and stories in their works in this exhibition. Zhuang Hui brought us his series of “Ten Years”, demonstrating his nostalgia for the past time ...

Wang Yingying: Explore oneself and the surrounding world

2018.11.17

Photographer Wang Yingying has keen eyes to explore herself and the surrounding world, who launched her independent photographic projects in the 38. Her series of Forty: 1976 and Where My Heart Settles Down have been reported by the domestic media for many times In today’s lecture ... 

Portfolio Review with Anna Fox and Karen Knorr

2018.09.17

With the exhibition "Another Way of Telling: Anna Fox and Karen Knorr", SCoP held the Portfolio Review: Anna Fox and Karen Knorr at the British Council Shanghai Centre. SCoP recruited 10 female photographers to participate in the meeting on September 17...

SCoP Master Class | Andrew S.T Wong

2018.06.21-22

SCoP Master Class event recruiting seven students from the public, providing a platform for learning and communication for those who love photography and have been involved in photography with great ideas. Instructor Andrew S.T Wong

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Bruno Barbey and Ian Berry

2016.03.14

British-born Ian Berry and Frenchman Bruno Barbey, each joined Magnum in the 1960s, are two of the most long-standing and respected photographers within the collective today. Bruno Barbey served as President of Magnum International from 1992-95 ...

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