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07/04/2018 – Photo Theme: The Fluid Self


The Fluid Self – Identity and how we understand ourselves.

The very idea of identity is shifting, and artists are working to represent the new ways we understand ourselves. Identity is much less permanent and stable than it used to be – there are endless permutations of individual identity. A few years ago, people were talking about race or ethnicity, then body type, abilities, and age. Now we’re looking at the fluid self — identity as a vast and ever-changing range of ideas that should all be celebrated.

Further reading . . .

This will be a portrait/self-portrait based event.

Free online photo contest

The theme of this Meetup event is based on the free online photo contest run by, so anyone wishing to enter should head on over there and register, although it’s in no way compulsory for attending this event.

Already submitted images can be viewed here:

Submission deadline at ViewBug: 30/04/2018

This event


Think of these as multi-stage events:

Stage 1: This Meetup event – Asset requisition with the camera on location

14:00 – Group discussion regarding location, techniques, aims etc.

14:15 – Photo-shooting – 1

15:15 . Group meeting – Ideas exchange

15:30 – Photo-shooting – 2

16:00 – Coffee, group discussion regarding location/event, post-processing, work in progress, entries etc.

Stage 2: Home – Asset software post-processing and image upload to the gallery on this page.

Stage 3: Next Meetup events – Work in progress can be presented  – smart-phone, tablet, prints etc – for critique/discussion

About these events:

Read this

See here for inspiration and ideas about composition and technique.


Bring as necessary: any camera, tripod, ND-Filters, shutter release cable, flash etc.

Event host: Andrew James Kirkwood

RSPVing to this event requires advance payment of: €2,50

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Reserve a place

Either use the form below or go to the Meetup website to book a place.

* required field.

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.

Date and Time

April 7, 2018 - 4:00 am

Please be punctual.


Meeting Point

Friedrichstraße: U-Bahn Station, Georgenstraße 14/17, 10117 Berlin


Meet outside the Station on the Dorothea-Schlegel-Platz opposite the Sparda-Bank-Berlin.

Member event photo upload here . . .

1: Register and/or log-in as required

Member event photo gallery . . .

Please feel free to rate the photos on display and leave comments as you wish.

And if you think that you have a series of photos that merit being presented in the form of a photo-essay, please go to and upload them there instead.

Any problems etc. please send a message to: