Photography Down The Line with Brittonie Fletcher (recorded: 15 July 2020)
Ben Harman, Director of Stills: Centre for Photography in Edinburgh, speaks to Brittonie Fletcher.
Brittonie Fletcher (MFA) is a British-American artist, educator and curator currently based in Edinburgh. Her work of the past decade has focused on connection to place, belonging and community - often tying in politics and the personal. She is an active member of Edinburgh LoFi and the Calotype Society.
She has received awards, nominations and fellowships for her work - including the 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers; a nomination for the Royal Photographic Society's 100 Heroines; an Arctic Circle Fellowship; and recent sponsorship from Highland Park. She has exhibited internationally and her work has been published with Focal/Routledge Press and Random House as well as other publications online and in print. Her work can be found in collections such as the Preus Museum: Norwegian National Museum of Photography and the National Library of Scotland.
Brittonie has held teaching appointments at the Royal College of Art, London as Media Instructor and Study Abroad teaching for Maryland College of Art and Missouri University. She is current faculty at Stills Centre for Photography Edinburgh and the Penumbra Foundation in New York, USA. Her curatorial work includes being Director of ACTINIC Festival, Juror for the Art of Research Imperial Innovations competition with the Welcome Trust, and the recent exhibition Photography In Print which ran at Edinburgh Printmakers from January – March 2020.
Recommendations made by Brittonie during the episode include:
Edinburgh Hacklab www.edinburghhacklab.com
Edinburgh LoFi www.edinburghlofi.com
Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert: Here Lies the Body, (Rock Action Records, 2018)
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, (HarperCollins Publishers, 2017)
Lichen Dyes: The New Source Book by Karen Diadick Casselman, (Dover Publications Inc., 2nd revised edition published in 2003)
The Science and Practice of Photography, an Elementary Textbook on the Scientific Theory and a Laboratory Manual (Classic Reprint) by John R Roebuck, (Forgotten Books, 2012)
Photography With Emulsions: A Treatise on the Theory and Practical Working of the Collodion and Gelatine Emulsion Processes (1885) by William de Wiveleslie Abney, (Kessinger Publishing, 3rd Edition, 2008)
Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World (Posthumanities), (University of Minnesota Press, 2013)
Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane, (Hamish Hamilton, 2019)
Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us by Ruth Kassinger, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt USA, 2019)