Photo Live: Othello De’Souza-Hartley

Wed 20 Oct 2021 | 10am - 11am London | 8 - 9pm Melbourne

In partnership with Photo Australia

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Join artist Othello De’Souza-Hartley in conversation about his work with Andy Butler, Acting Artistic Director, West Space.

This event is part of an international season of PHOTO LIVE talks presented by Photo Australia, Melbourne in collaboration with Autograph. The ten free online conversations between artists, photographers and curators from Australia and the UK will explore ideas of identity and belonging in the context of human rights, representation, and social justice. This program highlights the importance of centring black, Indigenous, feminist, queer and other marginalised voices and storytelling in photography.

These talks are part of our exhibition Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other and are taking place in the lead up to PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography (29 April – 22 May 2022).

about the artist


Othello De’Souza-Hartley

Othello De’Souza-Hartley (b. 1977, London, UK) is a visual artist whose artistic vocabulary encompasses photography, film, performance, sound, drawing and painting. Working across multiple interdisciplinary platforms, his practice is concerned with ideas around the human body as a site of embodiment, often engaging with self-portraiture, masculinity and vulnerability as visually performed ideas. De’Souza-Hartley’s solo exhibitions include Campo XXV Aprile (Rome Art Week) (2018); Outside the Zone Gallery, London; Sulger-Buel Gallery, London; and Camden Arts Centre, London. His work has featured in group shows at the Museum of Liverpool; Shanghai Centre for Photography; Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool; Gasworks, London; and APT Gallery, London, among others.

You can follow the artist on Instagram and Twitter, and visit De'Souza-Hartley's website to see more of his work.

About Photo Australia

Photo Australia produces PHOTO International Festival of Photography in Melbourne and across regional Victoria. Delivered in collaboration with over 40 cultural institutions, museums, galleries and universities, the Festival features free exhibitions, outdoor displays and artist commissions, alongside events and education programs. The Festival invites artists, curators, writers, academics and audiences to interrogate the major issues of our time through a central theme. The theme for PHOTO 2022 is ‘Being Human’ and the Festival will run from 29 April to 22 May 2022.

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This program is part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22—a collaboration between the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. The theme of the Season is ‘Who Are We Now?’ and will reflect on the shared history, current relationship and imagine the future of the two nations.

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Images, from top: 1) Othello De'Souza-Hartley's, Room [detail], from Blind, but I can See, 2020, © and courtesy the artist, commissioned by Autograph for Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other. 2) Othello De'Souza-Hartley. Photograph by Nico Froechlich. 3) PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography Install: Broomberg & Chanarin, Spirit is a Bone, 2013 Photo: J Forsyth

Discover more images, from top left: 1) Silvia Rosi, from Neither Could Exist Alone [detail], 2020. © and courtesy the artist, commissioned by Autograph for Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other. 2) Mohini Chandra, film still [detail] from: Belated, 2020. © and courtesy the artist. Commissioned by Autograph for Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other. 3, 4and 5) Othello De'Souza Hartley, from the commission Blind, but I can See [details], 2020. © and courtesy the artist, commissioned by Autograph for Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other. 6) Poulomi Desai, from Our cultures are the portals - the gateways between one world and the next, 2020, © and courtesy the artist, commissioned by Autograph for Care I Contagion I Community – Self & Other.