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THE MAP6 COLLECTIVE

The MAP6 photography collective is a group of photographers working together to learn, experiment and make new work about the complex relationship between people and place. Annually, the group travel to a place new to everyone, and over the course of a week, the group work to form a collective, photographic impression of that place through its landscape and people. Each project eventually takes the form of a curated exhibition, series of talks or group publication. Each photographers approach is informed by a need to document and try to understand the nuances that give a specific place its own unique characteristics, and how these characteristics reflect and inform what is happening in the wider world.

The primary focus, during each project phase, is the collaborative process that is at the heart of the group. That takes many forms - from working collaboratively in the process of picture making to editing and directing each other’s work. MAP6 have also worked with guest photographers and speakers at previous events and continue to welcome new members. For the past 6 years the group have experimented with, and deepened their understanding of, what artistic collaboration looks like for them as individuals and the group as a whole. MAP6 have been exhibiting the outcomes of these collaborative ventures throughout the UK and abroad since 2011, most recently at the Milton Keynes Art Gallery and the Vilnius Photographers Gallery. 

To find out more about the collective, you can visit the MAP6 website.