It has been a fantastic year for the film that has been shown at a small number of very well supported screenings. We would like to thank everybody who has helped those screenings come to fruition, and helped us bring Bill back into the photographic conversation. Here are just a few images from some of those screenings.
The next UK screening of the film with Q and A will be at the University of South Wales on Thursday 22nd November 6.30pm. Tickets on sale now https://store.southwales.ac.uk/product-catalogue/faculty-of-creative-industries-fci/show/entry-ticket-for-screening-of-do-not-bend-the-photographic-life-of-bill-jay
Brighton Photo Fringe 2018
Photographers Photographed by Bill Jay Curated by Grant Scott
28–30 September, 2018
14Frederick House, 42 Frederick Place
Brighton, BN1 4EA
Scottish Premiere of Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay
Edinburgh Napier University
Wednesday 26th September 2018
At Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre, Craiglockhart Campus
5.45pm – Drinks Reception
6.45pm – Welcome
7.00pm – Film Screening
8.45pm – Question and Answer
Edinburgh Napier University is delighted to host the Scottish Premiere of Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with film Co-producer and Director Grant Scott alongside Malcolm Dickson, Director of Street Level Photoworks, Ben Harman, Director of Stills Gallery, Edinburgh Napier Honorary Fellow, Robin Gillanders, and Annie Lyden of The National Galleries of Scotland.
Tickets are £5.00 per person
We are pleased to announce that the first US screening of Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay will be at the 2018 SPE Joint West and Southwest Chapter Conference in Albuquerque at the University of New Mexico.
There will be a film screening and discussion on the Saturday, from 1:40 – 4:00PM featuring those who knew Bill and the makers of the film.
You can find out more about the conference here www.cbuphotography.org/calendar/2018/11/2/spe-conference-conflux-coming-together-in-conversation
We are currently posting a selection of Bill’s articles at www.unitednationsofphotography.com for your edification and delictation.
We are currently organising screenings for the film in the UK and North America all of which will be announced here as soon as they are confirmed. The film will then be entered for competitions and festivals internationally throughout 2019. It will then be available on a streaming platform to rent and download. It may be available on DVD on demand but this will not be the case until 2020 at least. If you have any further questions concerning seeing the film or collaborating on a screening please email us through this website.
Thanks to Martin Parr for hosting the world premiere of the film at the Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol. Thanks also to all of those who attended particularly Martin Parr, Daniel Meadows, Brian Griffin and David Hurn for taking part in the post screening panel discussion with the film’s co-producer and director Grant Scott.