What’s coming up, what’s on.

July 30, 2019

What’s coming up in September!

Next month, we launch our monthly image competition!  We are so excited about celebrating your work here at RISE.

To kick off our monthly competition we want to offer two free image entries giving you a saving of £10!  

At the end of each month we invite two of our ambassadors to judge the competition.  The overall winner that month will automatically be entered into our end of year competition, where the Photographer of the Year is announced at the end of year party!

The overall winner that month will automatically be entered into our end of year competition

September also brings you an excellent video and download from Digitalab.  It really is so insightful, the download is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to show their clients how to display their images in their home.

We also run a feature on the Fantastic Gary Hughes, an amazing commercial and headshot photographer, who runs a tight ship out of his Orlando studio with his beautiful wife. Gary talks about the importance of streamlining your business allowing you to become an expert in one field, rather than just good at many fields.

On Monday 19th August we will be celebrating World Photography.  There will be more news on this nearer the time.  

RISE wants to hear from you.  We want to know what you want out of RISE?  What can we do to help you grow your business and allow you to reach your potential.

What’s on…

We love to feel inspired and what better way than to visit our local galleries.


The National Portrait Gallery


Cindy Sherman is an incredible artist and one of the most influential female photographers of our time. She is known to be the master of disguise. Her self portraits reflect a deep understand of social role-playing and sexual stereotypes.

This major new retrospective explores the development of Cindy’s work from the mid-1970s to the present day, and features around 150 works from international public and private collections as well as new work never before displayed in a public gallery.

Focusing on the artist’s manipulation of her own appearance and her deployment of material derived from a range of cultural sources including film, advertising and fashion, the show explores the tension between façade and identity. VISIT WEBSITE

The James Freeman Gallery


The James Freeman Gallery presents The Bird in Borrowed Feathers by the dutch photographer Hellen Van Meene.

Her unique imagery and sensitive focus depicts experiences of young people at the stage between adolescence and adulthood. It is a fragile space, full of uncertainty, and riven with the anxieties of change

Her work is spellbinding and a must see! VISIT WEBSITE




Chapter in Cardiff host an evening with Freya Dooley and friends.

Freya is an artist based in Cardiff, she recently received a Jerwood Visual Arts bursary and was shortlisted for the Kleinwort Hambros Emerging Artist Prize (2019). Other recent solo commissions include ‘Speakable Things’, Oriel Davies, Powys (2018); and ‘Rhythms and Disturbances’, g39, Cardiff (2016). VISIT WEBSITE


Scottish National Portrait Gallery

ARTIST ROOM: Self Evidence | Photography

Woodman, Arbus, Mapplethorpe

These three daring photographers take us on a journey of self-discovery and controversial portraits and storytelling.

Francesca Woodman began exploring self-identity through photography at 13 years of age and continued to experiment and develop her practice in the following decade, until her tragically early death in 1981. Her photographs speak to her agency in being both the subject and creator of the work. Drawing from the significant holding of Diane Arbus within ARTIST ROOMS, the exhibition will include the limited-edition portfolio, A Box of Ten Photographs (1969-1971), which was selected by Diane herself and as such, can be seen as representing her creative expression and how she wished to be seen as a photographer. Finally a series of portraits of Robert Mapplethorpe explores the photographer’s varying personas, as expressed for the camera, and poignantly document his declining health as a result of having contracted AIDS. The exhibition will occur during the 30-year anniversary of his death. VISIT WEBSITE


The Railway Museum


Wang Fuchun is a member of the World Chinese Photographers Association and the China Photographers Association, and he is also the vice-president of Harbin Photographers Association

His insightful project and journey through China saw Mr Wang capture extraordinary images of china’s people coming together as they shared busy and sometimes crowded train journeys.

One Billion Journeys features 45 absorbing images from his expansive collection, some of which have never been exhibited before, grouped into the themes of Loving & Caring, Entertainment & Boredom, Work, Comfort and Health & Spirituality.

This extraordinary and emotive exhibition is a real eye opener.  It is a fascinating journey in itself – one to enjoy. VISIT WEBSITE


Imperial War Museum


Described by the UN as the “world’s worst” humanitarian crisis, the on-going conflict in Yemen has left an estimated 80% of the country’s men, women and children in desperate need of assistance; but how has this man-made crisis affected the people of Yemen?

At the forefront of a major season of programming at IWM North, Yemen: Inside a Crisis is the UK’s first exhibition to address Yemen’s on-going conflict and humanitarian crisis. Showcasing around 50 objects and photographs, many of which have been exclusively sourced from Yemen for this exhibition. VISIT WEBSITE




Snap! Space presents Eye of an Era: The Photographic Legacy of Chuck Stewart. Exhibition curated by Patrick and Holly Kahn, with deep appreciation, and special thanks to Kyle Eagle for his passion of Jazz, and for introducing us to Kim Stewart, and the Chuck Stewart Estate.

Charles Stewart [1927-2017] was an American photographer best known for his portraits of jazz singers and musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, and Miles Davis. His career spanned over 70 years, and he photographed for more than 2000 albums. Many of his works are archived at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Also shown are his photojournalistic works, bringing first-hand documentation of pivotal moments in history, and displaying the breadth of social issues Charles has engaged with through his career. VISIT WEBSITE


Jeu de Paume


Sally Mann HonFRPS is an American photographer, widely known for her large-format, black-and-white photographs of her young children, then later, landscapes of the deep south & Virginia. here she reflects and suggesting decay and death of the civil war.

For more than forty years, Sally Mann (born 1951) has been taking hauntingly beautiful experimental photographs that explore the essential themes of existence: memory, desire, mortality, family, and nature’s overwhelming indifference towards mankind. What gives unity to this vast corpus of portraits, still lifes, landscapes and miscellaneous studies is that it is the product of one place, the southern United States. VISIT WEBSITE


CCP – Centre for Contemporary Photography


For the first time, the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) will be transformed into Melbourne’s most exciting boutique photography fair, to be held from 15–18 August 2019.

Having surveyed those professional photographers who are regularly shaping the way we view and explore Melbourne’s vibrant lifestyle and culture through their commercial practices, CCP has curated 9 of Australia’s leading photographers to exhibit at the inaugural CCP Photo Fair. Visit Website

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