This year the Head Selector for the Rovinj Photodays festival is David Bate, a photographer, visual artist and writer on photography. Apart for his photography he is also known for his work in the arts and the avant-garde culture. He studied film and photographic arts before going on to a career of exhibiting photographic work, writing and also teaching. His many well known published works include the photographic book Zone (London: Artwords, 2012), Photography: Key Concepts (Berg: 2009) published in five languages and Photography and Surrealism (I.B Tauris, 2004). His photographic works have been shown widely in the UK, Europe and North America.
A talk given at Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenburg on the strategies of his visual work ‘The Syntax of a Photowork’ was recently published in the book Imprint: Visual Narratives in Books and Beyond in Sweden (Stockholm: Art & Theory, 2014).
Forthcoming works include a monograph on his visual work and a book on art photography. He is Professor of Photography at the University of Westminster where he is also course leader of the well-known MA Photographic Studies programme. David is also a founding co-editor of Photographies journal (Routledge).Read more