Wex Inspired: Inspirational People with Matt Priestley
Thursday 28th March 3pm-5pm
Join us for an afternoon with Matt Priestley as he talks about his thought provoking work with one of Manchester’s many homeless charities.
As the photographer behind the Inspirational People Exhibition which was on display in Manchester Piccadilly station in November 2018, Matt will give a background on how he collaborated with Manchester’s homeless charity; The Booth Centre to produce an exhibition and book challenging stereotypical thinking around homelessness.
Discussing the ethics around photographing poverty, Matt will also talk about his work running photographic projects with vulnerable groups and how best to express their stories.
Matt Priestley has worked as a free-lance photographer for the last twenty years. Prior to that he worked for ten years in statutory social work in Greater Manchester. In addition to undertaking social and commercial photographic work he has run photography projects with public and charitable organisations who support vulnerable groups. The projects have encouraged participants to document and reflect on their lives, learn key aspects of the photographic process, and stage exhibitions of their work in public spaces and art venues.
His exhibitions include; From Gorton the the Ganges (1995), Betty Legs Diamond for a change (1998), A tale of two cities (2001), The Water Rates (2006), Inspirational People (2018/19)