One of Guy Martin's image of Egypt during the Arab Spring

Women on the Frontline, and other events of the Shifting Sands Exhibition

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One of Guy Martin's image of Egypt during the Arab Spring
One of Guy Martin's image of Egypt during the Arab Spring © Guy Martin

Shifting Sands Exhibition runs at The Poly from Tuesday, January 10 – Saturday, January 14 between 10am-5pm. Entrance is free

On Wednesday, January 11, there will be a Women on the Frontline debate in the main auditorium, of The Poly. Three eminent and internationally renowned women photographers as they discuss their experiences in documenting women at war. Anastasia Taylor Lind (VII), independent photographer Poulomi Basu, and chair, Jenny Matthews (Panos Pictures) have exhibited, won awards, and been published worldwide.

The event starts at 7.30pm. Free tickets available from The Poly (donations welcome)

Guy has a personal link to all three speakers. He studied with Anastasia Taylor Lind at Newport. When the events of Wednesday 20 April unfolded Anastasia and her boyfriend Ivor flew from their home in Beirut to be with Guy at his bedside and help distribute his work. Poulomi is a close friend of both Anastasia and Guy whilst Jenny was an inspiration to Guy during his studies.

Screening of Waltz with Bashir: Thursday, January 12, at 7.30pm. Tickets: £6.50, £5 concessions £4 students

Screening of Restrepo: Friday 13 January 13, at 7.30pm. Tickets: £6.50, £5 concessions £4 students

Guy Martin will be in conversation on Saturday, January 14

For the first time since being severely injured in a rocket attack in Misrata by Gaddafi loyalists, and following a lengthy and continuing recuperation, Guy Martin will talk of his photographic work in Egypt and Libya accompanying this with key images.  In conversation with Julian Rodriguez, Head of the Department of Media, University College Falmouth, Guy will talk about the circumstances surrounding his work; how he balances assignments alongside more personal responses to situations he finds himself in; what drives him to document areas of conflict and the significant impact of social media during the unfolding Arab Spring.

Tickets: £10 £7 concession £5 students



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