Tag Archives: documentary

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 […]

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 […]

An encounter with Steve McCurry

02 Jun
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     London’s Photographers Gallery was having a busy week. As well as Deutsche Borse nominees visiting for book signings and talks, Steve McCurry was in town to launch his new book at the Ramillies Place venue. The multi award winning American photographer is perhaps most widely known for his portrait of an Afgan girl […]

Vivian Maier – Street Photographer

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[ gallery ] Followers of documentary photography will by now not need an introduction to Vivian Maier whose street photography hit the photography world in 2009.  Her work was discovered by chance when three collectors John Maloof, Ron Slatery and Randy Prow attended a storage dispersal sale in 2007 and purchased at that point an […]

New work by Graham Cook “Labour of love”

18 Jun
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  This is Graham’s story, an inward perspective of the first steps of parenthood. This carefully considered narrative structure exposes the delicate process of delivery, through pre labour to the safe arrive his first born child. These images represent a significant point in his life and one could say his life’s work, his legacy. In the […]

The coat – it’s the principle of it

15 Jun
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The occupy movement dominated the headlines in the winter of 2011 & early 2012. A global movement sprung up throughout the local suburbs of many western cities. The camp outside St Pauls, London was the focal point for the national press in Britain, however many eyes in the west were drawn to the ‘slum city’ […]

Cutting the mustard

08 Apr
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With its recent Hannah Hock retrospective London’s Whitechapel Gallery has helped illuminate a star of the art world whose light has been somewhat shrouded by the vale of male dominated Dadaism for far too long. Hock was there at the beginning, exhibiting what would become her best-known work Cut With the Knife Dada Through the […]