Tag Archives: black and white photography

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 […]

The Shape of Light – Tate Modern until October 14th 2018

16 Jul
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                     It is not a question of whether photography can make abstract interpretations that is proven beyond doubt at Tate Moderns comprehensive show The Shape of Light. The conundrum is, should it? Abstract art and photography are mostly considered as separate issues, this makes no sense; […]

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 […]

Performing for the Camera at Tate Modern

22 May
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Performing for the Camera identifies and investigates photography as a tool for recording with as wide a range of performance work from the 1850s to date. An intriguing show where the camera as observer often provided the only evidence of of a body of work; from Victorian music and theatre via an original album of […]

Photo London 2015

03 Jul
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Ian Mason and Graham Cook attended the capitals latest foray into the international world of photo events with a British version of Paris Photo hosted at Somerset House. Photo London is quite possibly the finest selection of contemporary and historical photography simultaneously under one roof. From original Talbots and other 19th century masters through to […]

Birth, Death, Life and Resurrection

19 Sep
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Emma Cordeaux has produced a new portfolio of work. It is a well-known path that my thinking and concepts follow, led by photographers such as Francesca Woodman; my work revolves around birth, life, death and resurrection as experienced through my family. The history of family members and the artefacts within the space we live is […]

The Capital’s Winter Warmers

08 Apr
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London’s winter exhibition season was full with familiar treats and new inspirations. The Hayward Gallery brings matches two photographers together who are not well known in Europe Eva Mendiata,Traces and Go Away Closer by Dayanita Singh. Cuban born Mendiata’s all too brief carrier encompassed multi media, land art, performance, drawing, 3-D work and especially film […]