In the third Hangout of the series arts journalist Miranda Sawyer is joined by Miles Aldridge, artists, critics and online contributors for a lively discussion about photography and art.


Miranda Sawyer
Miranda is a journalist, writer and broadcaster covering a wide range of interests, including music, art, radio and theatre. She is currently a feature writer and radio critic for The Observer, and is a regular arts critic in print and on television and radio. Miranda is also on the board of Tate Members.

In the Studio

Miles Aldridge
Miles Aldridge is a British fashion photographer and artist. His acid-hued and sometimes erotically charged photography has been featured in Vogue, Numero and The New York Times. Miles recently held a retrospective titled I Only Want You to Love Me at Somerset House.

Simon Baker
Dr. Simon Baker is Curator of Photography and International Art at Tate. Prior to becoming Tate's first curator of photography, he was Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Nottingham, where he taught history of photography, surrealism and contemporary art.

Hanging out

Fiona Crisp
Fiona is a British artist working with photography, known for creating installations of large-scale photographs designed to question the presence of the photographic image. Fiona's work is represented in the Tate collection and was recently displayed as part of the Looking at the View exhibition.

Gregory Barker
Gregory is a London based editor and publisher, and is the Commissioning Editor at Hotshoe Magazine - the UK's leading independent contemporary photographic magazine - covering the best of established and up-and-coming photographers across a wide range of genres.

Michael O'Neal
Michael is an American photographer based in San Francisco. A former graphic designer, Michael's photography career was launched when he became one of the "suggested users to follow" on Instagram, a platform he believes has democratised the ability to create great photographs.