“Photography is so important to understanding colonialism.” Gus Casely-Hayford.
The power of the photography is amplified in this exhibition. My visit left me with sadness, disbelief and determination. The sadness is for the many black lives who suffered the years of slavery under the British Empires.
collaborationBath Photography Festival
I have created an artist call out for a photographic exhibition. The theme is Real / Unreal and select work will hopefully be shown in 3-6 venues across Bath.
David Hockney – Tate Britain – 9 February – 29 May 2017
From the day I first saw the carefully crafted Polaroid portraits that David Hockney had created, I was inspired.
Photo London 2017 – Somerset House – Thursday 18 May to Sunday 21 May
I visited Photo London for the first time this week. The festival is in its third year, with work-displayed museums, auction houses and galleries.
The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography From The Sir Elton John Collection
10 November – 7 May 2017
Elton John’s collection of photography is immense. Most are black and white portraits including Irvine Penns abstract images of Elton John himself.
The Psychic Lens: Surrealism and the camera
Atlas Gallery – 24 November 2016 – 28th January 2017
Twelve photographs by Man Ray and two by Bill Brandt; well to me that’s an exhibition worth investigating.
Georgia O’Keefe – Tate Modern
6th July – 30th October 2016
I had been eagerly anticipated Georgia O’Keefe exhibition and I was not disappointed. This was a vast collection of work spanned across the whole of the artist’s career.
Manchester Art Gallery from 24 June to 30 October 2016.
Whilst on a visit to Manchester I saw the Vogue 100 exhibition, which I had missed when it was held at the National Portrait Gallery earlier this year.
Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers
Curated by Martin Parr
Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, UK: 16 March – 19 June 2016
The Vanity of Small Differences – Grayson Perry
Exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath – 9 January – 10 April 2016
Ai Weiwei is a visionary, a philosopher and a spokesperson for human rights issues. His art creates awareness and poses questions which communicate clearly across many cultures.
Saul Leiter Exhibition At The Photographers Gallery – 22 Jan – 3 Apr 2016
Thanks to The Photographers Gallery, I had the chance to see Saul Leiters (1923-2013) work, up close and personal.
Julia Margaret Cameron – V&A Exhibition
I first saw Julia Margaret Cameron (1815 – 1879) work at the Dimbola Lodge museum, which use to be her home on the Isle of Wight.
The Photographers 2015 – Beetles + Huxley Gallery and Osborne Samuel Gallery
The Photographers 2015 exhibition is an annual event held by two leading London art galleries, Beetles+Huxley and Osborne Samuel.
Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album – The Royal Academy Of Arts
Dennis Hopper, the actor who stared in classic films such as Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, and the iconic Easy Rider, was also an accomplished photographer. Hopper said that his photographs never made him a cent, however they kept him alive.
Modern Artists in print – Bath Victoria Art Gallery
The first image I encountered at the Victoria Gallery’s new exhibition was not a lithograph or an etching (as I expected) but a photograph. To me this highlighted one of the parallels between being a fine art printer and a photographer that is the ability to reproduce limited edition print runs.
44ad Art space
44ad Art space in Bath will be holding their summer open show from 8th August – 23rd August 2014. I have had some of my work excepted for the exhibition which is entitled “Life in miniature”
6 February – 1 June 2014 National Portrait Gallery
I visited the David Bailey’s Stardust exhibition in April and was intriguingly surprised by some of the work shown. No, it was not the iconic passport style portraits of “A” listed celebrities, which by the way I like. It was the inquisitive addition of a series of portraits taken on a smart phone.
The Photographers Gallery is exhibiting the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014 finalists. The standard of work is incredible high. The overall winter Richard Moss, produced very powerful, emotive and thought provoking work.