British photography: An evening with Peter Dench and Olympus
Monday 29th April, 5pm - 7pm
Join World Press Award’s Winner and Photographer, Peter Dench for an evening’s discussion about his role as a photographer. As a teenager, Dench was fired from every position of responsibility by those he was responsible to until the options reduced to photography.
For over 20 years, it's what he has done and will always do. The highs have been high and the lows have been low, he wouldn’t have had it any other way. Join Olympus Visionary Dench as he gives a frank account of his romps across the globe and the quirky colourful work he has collected along the way.
Peter has honed his craft and become a widely recognised name by capturing narrative and documentary photography across England. Dench’s images are powerful and through provoking. His ability to capture humour is light and refreshing.
Some of his achievements are listed below:
Peter will be talking about his successes and failures, the equipment he uses and how his career has escalated to this point; touching upon what it is like to work in the industry for a long period of time and maintaining success through the natural changes photography has undergone.
A photographer with over 20 years’ experience, Peter Dench works primarily in the editorial and advertising areas of image making. A keen and astute observer of human nature and in particular some of the quirkier aspects of life, his distinctive, colour reportage style, has guaranteed regular commissions from a range or respected international clients.
Achievements include a World Press Photo Award in the People in the News Stories Category for the reportage, Drinking of England and participation in the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass. Football’s Hidden Story, a FIFA sponsored project comprising 26 stories across 20 different countries documenting the positive impact that football has had at grass root level on individuals and communities across the planet, received six global accolades.
Books include: DENCH DOES DALLAS (2015); The British Abroad (2015) Alcohol & England (2014) and England Uncensored (2012), which was a Pictures of the Year International photography book award finalist. In 2016 he published THE DENCH DOZEN: Great Britons of Photography Vol. 1, intimate, acute and revealing insights into the lives and work of some of British photography’s most colourful characters.
TV credits include What is it to be English? and Brexit Leavers’ Voices Burnley UK for Channel 4 News.