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Garry Cook is performing photography at the National Photography Symposium

Photo: Ian Clegg Since photography became a mass-participatory past-time – i.e. everybody is taking photographs these days, all the time – practitioners and their academic overlords have been freaking out … Continue reading

October 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

EXHIBITION: Preston’s Courtauld’s Connection

The sarcastic bit: After months of being asked I finally agreed boost the career of an up and coming artist (French landscape painter Eugene Boudin, 1824-1898, who once sold a … Continue reading

February 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

PERFORMANCE: Outsiders/Pub Karaoke Photography Exhibition

In 2015 I did two performance photography pieces at the University of Central Lancashire’s Fieldwork Photography Forum. In a tale of lost photography and ignored emails, which I won’t bore … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: The Chit Chat Chalk Show

The Chit Chat Chalk Show You know you’re about to experience something different when the audience sits on the floor, with the theatre’s seats left empty. The Chit Chat Chalk … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment


[Unedited version] A selfie is a self-portrait photograph. We all know this. The word has entered our popular culture – and possibly every culture’s popular culture – to become as … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Photography exhibition: Images from the West Bank and Jerusalem shown in Preston, Lancashire, UK

Images from my Palestinian Palestinana – available here to buy in book format and on Kindle – is being exhibited for the first time in Preston, Lancashire, UK. Images shown … Continue reading

April 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Worn – photographs from Huddersfield performance

(All photographs by John Lynch) This is me perfoming Worn, my photography lecture performance on the fetish world of buying used tights on eBay. This performance took place in Byram … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · 1 Comment