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Concrete Collective Construct Urban Foundations

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EX 47 member photographer and printer Graham Cook and fellow UWE MA print makers Gen Harrison and Ella Sparkes had their first joint exhibition as the Concrete Collective at Bristol’s popular Centre Space Gallery. The 5-day show titled ‘Call and Response’ was well supported with over 250 visitors enjoying the mix of print and photography. […]

Victoria and Albert Museum Launches Photography Centre

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Those who remember the Royal Photographic Society’s Octagon Gallery in Bath may experience a feeling of déjà vu when entering new galleries dedicated to the medium at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Triumphal columns of antiquarian cameras frame the new exhibition space entrance where the V&A have successfully managed to capture something of the Octagon […]

Killed Negatives

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Over at the Whitechapel Gallery the exhibition Killed Negatives adds some critical elements to both the FSA and Lange’s story with unseen images printed for the first time having been subjected to physical redaction at the time. The American government through the Information Department of the Farm Security Administration instigated one of the world’s first […]

Barbican celebrates Dorothea Lange and Vanessa Winship

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           In an era where women are finally being recognised for their contribution to humanity it is apposite that two female photographers who have demonstrated their strength, integrity, passion, empathy and creativity should feature at the Barbican’s double-header retrospective the Politics of Seeing, reviewing Dorothea Lange’s influential career and contemporary documentary photographer […]

Wim Wenders – Chemical Instants

02 Dec
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In the age of instant image gratification it’s for granted that our fully formed images can circulate the world within seconds of the shutter releasing. It is easy to forget the era of Edwin Land and his invention of Polaroid that recorded intimate chemical instants; although initially equally as disposable as today’s mass digital photography […]

Soul of a Nation – Art in the age of Black Power

29 Aug
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  Soul of a Nation – Art in the age of Black Power Tate Modern’s deep and reflective review of American art during the rise of the Civil Rights Movement and Black Empowerment from 1964 into the 1980s offers and engaging insight into the mind set of the country at the time while feeling as […]

A Handful of Dust: from the Cosmic to the Domestic

29 Aug
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A Handful of Dust: from the Cosmic to the Domestic The Whitechapel Gallery’s summer exhibition is an intriguing investigation into the influence Man Ray’s photograph from 1920 that became known as Dust Breeding. The image is a classic example of how photography can play with context and be both abstract and figurative. The act of […]

The Eye Has It

10 Jan
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The title of Tate Modern’s exhibition ‘The Radical Eye’ could be easily applied not just to the photographers represented but also to it’s curator who has since 1991 fervently put together one of the best private collections of photographic images in the world. To call Sir Elton John a collector does not do him justice, his […]

Photo London 2016

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[ gallery ] Photo London 2016 completes its 2nd year with another critically acclaimed event, member Paul Gorman made a visit and was blown away by the visual feast. Offering 3 days of exhibitions, installations, talks, lectures, book signings and screenings. Three major exhibitions, Don McCullin in association with Hamiltons; Sergey Chilikov in association with […]