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David Bailey to lead top line-up on the Super Stage at The Photography Show 2016


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Iconic photographer, David Bailey, is amongst the top photographers confirmed to speak on the coveted Super Stage at The Photography Show 2016. Chris Packham, Dan Rubin, Nick Danziger, Peter Dench, Lara Jade, Scott Kelby, Alec Soth and Bruce Gilden have also been unveiled to take centre stage during the four-day event at NEC Birmingham, 19-22 March.

Commenting on his up-coming appearance on the Super Stage, Bailey said: ‘It takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary’. An in-depth interview with Writer and Curator, Sandy Nairne, is set to offer a unique glimpse into the legendary career of the British photographer.

Other exclusive sessions will include, Nothing is brilliant; but some things come close!, from wildlife photographer and BBC Presenter, Chris Packham, who said, ‘Whilst dealing with reality is always difficult when you add wildlife to the mix with photography, taking control is invariably impossible. It’s hard, but I’m very much looking forward to showing my better efforts and sharing the truth about how I got them on the Super Stage this year.’

The diverse 2016 line-up is set to offer intriguing insights into each of the photographer’s careers and specialist areas, for pros and enthusiasts alike.

Award-winning UK photographer and Olympus ambassador, Peter Dench, will showcase 20 stand-out years of image making by taking the audience on a dazzling trip via the quirkier aspects of human life, through his aptly entitled session, ‘The Picture In-Between.’

Social-savvy, Dan Rubin, will thrill the new-generation of photographers with a fresh and exhilarating stance on the world of imagery, from his self-taught background as photographer, creative-director and designer. . He said, ahead of his session on the Super Stage, ‘This is an exciting time to be a photographer — there have never been as many ways to get your work in front of people as there are right now, but the number of social and publishing platforms can also be overwhelming. Figuring out how to navigate this ever-changing, connected, social world is the key to finding new opportunities to practice your craft, and get hired.’

Alec Soth, Magnum Photographer, will reflect on the serendipitous road trips on which he creates his striking photographs during his session, From Here to There. Soth will show pictures, tell stories and encourage the audience to use creative happenstance in their own work.

Fashion Photographer, Lara Jade, will share her story; from how she discovered her interest in photography in her home county of Staffordshire to becoming a New York fashion photographer in high demand. Commenting on her appearance, Lara Jade said, ‘I’m really looking forward to sharing my journey to date at The Photography Show 2016, and hope to pass on some encouraging tips and advice from my career to budding photographers, interested in following a similar path.’

Master of street photography, Bruce Gilden will delve into his work taken from the streets of major world capitals, spanning five decades, whilst photojournalist Nick Danziger will examine in brief, his 25 years of capturing the society’s most dispossessed and disadvantaged; a rare insight into vastly unknown territory.

Rounding up the 2016 Super Stage line-up, US photographer and acclaimed author, Scott Kelby will share his knowledge of Photoshop and Lightroom with photographers looking to develop their own photo production skills.

The 2016 programme will follow in the footsteps of previous Super Stage speakers including Steve McCurry, Don McCullin, Mary Ellen Mark and Rankin.

Tickets to The Photography Show are now on sale and visitors will have the option to add Super Stage sessions to their package, priced at £10 each. To view the Super Stage times and session information from each speaker, please click HERE

The exhibitor line-up includes Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, Adobe, Fujifilm, Sony, Leica, Manfrotto, Blackmagic, Epson, Ricoh Imaging and Serif, plus many more.

Whether just starting out or a seasoned pro, The Photography Show offers something for everybody interested in the world of imagery. Visitors can discover the latest techniques, spark their creativity, hear from photography heroes, find fantastic deals and get hands-on with the latest kit from over 200 exhibitors. The Photography Show is the ultimate event to inspire creativity through imagery.

The next edition of The Photography Show will be held at The NEC, Birmingham from 19 – 22 March 2016. More information can be found at www.photographyshow.com/SSPRhome