Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Moonbug Screening Invite

Invite to the screening of 'Moonbug', taking place:

Tuesday November 22nd
BAFTA Princess Anne Theatre
195 Piccadilly,

Followed by a Q+A with director Nichola Bruce, photographer Steve Pyke and Composer Matt Johnson, chaired by Sean O'Hagan.

If you would like to attend, RSVP to:

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Steve to chair World Press Photo Portrait Category

World Press Photo is proud to announce the jury chairs for the specialised categories in the 2012 Photo Contest: Steve Pyke (Portraits), Joel Sartore (Nature) and Koji Aoki (Sports). David Friend will chair the overall final jury, as well as the first round of the News and Documentary category.

Following the Photo Contest in February, the second Multimedia Contest will be judged in March, and will be open for entries by participants themselves.

2012 Photo Contest
As in previous years, the first rounds in three themed categories will be judged by specialists. Photographer and artist Steve Pyke, UK, is chairing the portrait category and Joel Sartore, USA, contributing photographer of National Geographic magazine, takes on the role of chair of the Nature category. The chair of the Sports category is Koji Aoki, Japan, chief photographer Aflo Sport / Aflo Dite and president Aflo Co., Ltd. As announced before, the news and documentary jury, as well as the final rounds of the judging, will be chaired by David Friend, Vanity Fair's editor of creative development.

The complete list of judges will be published at the beginning of December. Judging takes place at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam from 28 January until 9 February 2012. More details about the judging are available on

The 2012 Photo Contest will be open for participants to enter their work online from 1 December. The deadline for submissions is 12 January 2012. The results of the contest will be announced on 10 February in a press conference at the Amsterdam City Hall and on the foundation’s website.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Talk: Steve Pyke and Nichola Bruce Q+A after 'Moonbug' film screening

24 November 2011

Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton

A screening of the film MOONBUG followed by Q&A with director Nichola Bruce and photographer Steve Pyke.

A CINECITY talk in association with Photoworks

“What was it actually like to walk on the moon?” asks British photographer Steve Pyke. Winner of the Special Jury Award when it premiered at Houston International Film Festival earlier this year, MOONBUG explores the experiences of the science-fiction dream come true with the astronauts who made the bold step.

When photographer Steve Pyke went to meet and photograph the original team of the Apollo Space expedition, fellow Brit, Nichola Bruce went to film them. With archive footage of the Nasa moon landing and an original score from Matt Johnson (The The), Pyke shares intimate moments with his subjects and their frank accounts of the risk-taking, monumental journey.

An evolution of their collaborative touring exhibition ‘Man on the Moon’, MOONBUG is as much an exploration of memory and perception, and the documentation of time as it is space. The engaging, articulate astronauts offer philosophical insights into the motivations behind their participation and the bigger picture: how we understand and perceive the universe, where we fit in among these ‘signposts of history’, and the vulnerability of our lonely planet.

Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton

8.00pm Thursday 24 November 2011

£6 / £5
Tickets available in advance from this website, or on the evening of the event at the Sallis Benney Theatre.
For more information visit the CINECITY website