Singular Visions – Image, Text and the Photographic
What we might call “The Photographic” encompasses much more than just the use of a camera.
Printed materials combine images from many different sources, often together with text – to bring a wide range of creative possibilities.
Footnote Centre for Image and Text was established in Belgrade as an independent space, in which the relationship between images and text informs its publications, workshops, presentations and residencies. Our aim is to support writers and practitioners in communicating their ideas and giving shape to their productions.
We are in the process of assembling a curated collection of printed material by artists, collectives, writers and photographers in our reading room and we will be giving an idea of this resource in the presentation, and how we hope it will develop.
Pure Land is a publishing initiative set up in 2015 to produce small independent publications relating to Art and Photography. Founded by Allan Parker.
What is the use of a book, thought Alice, without pictures or conversations?1
Allan Parker has a degree in Fine Art from The University of Reading and a PG Dip from Central Saint Martins, London. He is a founder member of Footnote Centre for Image and Text in Belgrade.
His artworks, books, designs and installations have been shown in a range of spaces in London including the National Portrait Gallery, the V&A and the the Museum of Childhood,. as well as at venues in Tokyo, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Athens, and Belgrade.
He was a senior lecturer (.5) on the MA and BA in Photography at the University of Westminster until 2019 and continues teaching as a visiting lecturer at The Camberwell School of Art, London and at Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Tech in Bangalore, India.
1 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland