Several prints from my series Polyarnye Nochi are included in this group exhibition in the Print Sales Room at The Photographers’ Gallery.
WHEN FROST WAS SPECTRE-GREY
18 November 2016 – 15 January 2017
I leant upon a coppice gate
When Frost was spectre-grey,
And Winter’s dregs made desolate
The weakening eye of day.
The Darkling Thrush, 1899
An exhibition of winter landscapes featuring; Evgenia Arbugaeva, Tamas Dezso, Paul Hart, Nicholas Hughes, Martina Lindqvist, Simon Roberts & Pentti Sammallahti.
An exhibition curated by The Photographers’ Gallery, London, includes a series of my We English prints. It is continuing its tour this summer to Three Shadows Gallery in Xiamen, China from August 16th – October 2016.
Installation view, Work, Rest & Play: British Photography from the 1960s to Today , Three Shadows Photography Centre, Xiamen, China, 2016
Work, Rest & Play is structured chronologically, with the themes of ‘work’, ‘rest’ and ‘play’ providing a backdrop through which to experience the images and the subjects they focus on. This exhibition features over 450 works by thirty-seven acclaimed photographers and artists working across a wide range of genres and disciplines including photojournalism, portraiture, fashion and fine art.
Artists included in the exhibition include Terence Donovan, James Barnor, Linda McCartney, Shirley Baker, Derek Ridgers, Martin Parr, Toby Glanville, Jason Evans, Tim Walker, Nigel Shafran, Lorenzo Vitturi, Melanie Manchot and Simon Roberts, to name a few.
The exhibition has previously been exhibited at OCT-Loft, Shenzhen; Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai and Visual Arts Centre, OCT-Chengdu as part of the 2015 UK-China Year of Culture organized by the British Council.
A specially commissioned essay by writer and historian Lucy Soutter, on the key themes of the show, can be read here. Installation views of the exhibition in Xiamen can be viewed here, alongside documentation of all the other installations of the project.
WORK, REST AND PLAY: BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE 1960S TO TODAY
Touring Exhibition: OCT Loft, Shenzhen China
The Photographers’ Gallery, London in collaboration with The Pin Projects, Beijing OCT-LOFT, Shenzhen and with support from the British Council present Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s to Today. Featured as part of the 2015 UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange, this will be the first touring exhibition in China solely devoted to British photography.
This exhibition presents a survey of over fifty years of British photography through the lens of documentary practices. Featuring work by some of the most significant photographers and artists of the time, it reflects photography’s growing cultural position both within the UK and on the international stage.
Work, Rest and Play features over 450 images by thirty-seven acclaimed photographers and artists working across a wide range of genres and disciplines, including photojournalism, portraiture, fashion and fine art. Arranged chronologically the exhibition explores British society through changing national characteristics, attitudes and activities over the last five decades. Multiculturalism, consumerism, political protest, post-industrialisation, national traditions, the class system and everyday life all emerge under the broader themes of Work, Rest and Play.
Working life finds expression and contrast through Philip Jones Griffiths’ photographs of Welsh miners in the 50s Anna Fox’s study of London office life in the 80s and Toby Glanville’s portraits of workers in rural Britain in the late 90s; Rest is depicted through landscapes and portraits of the British seaside from photographers including John Hinde, Fay Godwin and Simon Roberts; while Play features humour and the rise of popular culture realised in Martin Parr’s colourful chronicles as well as Derek Ridgers explorations of subcultures and Terence Donovan’s definitive images of British fashion.
Additional works included in this exhibition are by Shirley Baker, James Barnor, Cecil Beaton, Jane Bown, Vanley Burke, Jason Evans, Julian Germain, Stephen Gill, Dryden Goodwin, Tom Hunter, Harry Jacobs, Tony Ray Jones, Karen Knorr, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Melanie Manchot, Linda McCartney, Spencer Murphy, Mark Neville, Nigel Shafran, Paul Seawright, David Spero, Clare Strand, Jon Tonks, Lorenzo Vitturi, Tim Walker, Patrick Ward, Tom Wood and Catherine Yass.
The exhibition will continue to tour to Beijing and Shanghai at dates to be announced.
My work is included in this summer group show at Print Sales, The Photographers’ Gallery, alongside prints by John Hinde, Nicholas Hughes, Mike Perry and Luke Stephenson.
More information here.
The Photographers’ Gallery are exhibiting at Unseen, a new photography art fair in Amsterdam this week, including some prints from my Pierdom series. Unseen takes place from September 19 to 23 in Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek, a former gasworks site dating back to 1885.
The World in London is an ambitious outdoor photography project for 2012 by The Photographers’ Gallery, showing London’s diversity and photography’s unique role in capturing the human form.
Over the past three years the gallery have commissioned acclaimed and emerging British and international photographers to take portraits of Londoners of all ages and from all walks of life. Each portrait is unique in its composition, setting and style.
Coinciding with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, this project brings together 204 portraits of 204 Londoners, each originating from one of the competing nations. Mine depicts the Reverend David Haokip, Vicar of St George’s Parish Church in East Ham, and an exile from Burma (see above).
The World in London celebrates London as a place where individuals from all parts of the world live side by side, each of them contributing to make London the unique city it is.
You can see a photograph of David and I at the launch in Victoria Park this morning via Getty images here.
The prints will also be on show at Park House, 453 – 497 Oxford Street, London, W1: 27 July – 30 August 2012.
Pierdom is on show at The Photographers’ Gallery, Print Room until 9 September 2012.
An exhibition of my series, Pierdom, at The Photographers’ Gallery, Print Room,
in London. More details here.
On 19 May 2012 The Photographers’ Gallery will open their newly transformed building in London. They’ve raised over £8.5 million towards the project and are within sight of the total – please help them to raise the final £30k towards their goal.
So why not buy a virtual brick and help them reach the target? Join the wall of supporters by buying a brick at £10, £20 or £50. Buy a brick here.