Urban Photographers Association

Urban Photographers Association

Disappearing into Night, David Kendall, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist © David Kendall.

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Urban Photographers Association (UPA) is a network of contemporary international photographers focusing on cities and the urban realm. The artists and photographers in the UPA represent a diverse range of practices including landscape, architectural, portraiture, fine art, documentary, street-based and object photography; all informed by an active engagement with urban theory and associated research methods.

The projects displayed on urbanphotographers.org reflect the experiences of personal, often immersive involvement in the urban spaces the image-makers have chosen to work within, and they also raise questions about how photography might speak to debates within urban ethnography and visual arts practice in ways that are culturally, sociologically, historically and aesthetically meaningful for an increasingly wide audience interested in the visual representation, evocation and poetics of everyday city life.

The association organizes exhibitions, symposia, seminars, and workshops, including UrbanPhotoFest and iUPSS – International Urban Photography Summer School. In addition, members are actively involved in publishing and expanding the field of urban photography and visual urbanism through projects, partnerships and collaborations with local and international institutions. UPA partners include: Tate, The Photographers’ Gallery London, Goldsmiths, University of London, The Sorbonne, Paris, Culturgest, Lisbon and Openvizor.

Above: Disappearing into Night, David Kendall, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist © David Kendall.


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