Week Forty Four
Sally Mann (1953)
American photographer Sally Mann became known in the 90’s for her book entitled Immediate Family (1992), detailing her children as they began to grow up, showing them playing, swimming, unclothed, enjoying life in an idyllic setting. These 65 intimate black and white pictures sparked [...]
Week Forty Three
Joel-Peter Witkin (1939-)
Vienna Eye Phantom, Philadelphia, 1990
American photographer Joel-Peter Witkin is known for his controversial and morbid images of dark and taboo subjects such as death, corpses, mutilation, the erotic and the religious.
He relates his interest in such subjects from witnessing a traumatic event as a child, [...]
Week Forty Two
Beat Streuli (1957-)
Swiss artist Beat Streuli is known for his images / portraits of people seen on the street. For over twenty years he has documented people in cities all over the world – Tokyo, New York, Birmingham (UK), Frankfurt and numerous others – as [...]
For some reason, WordPress doesn’t want to allow me to download the image of Elliott Erwitt’s photograph of New York, 1974 – so please go to https://www.facebook.com/lightsgoingon to see it – or you can also view it here.
Week Forty One
Elliott Erwitt (1928 -)
New York, 1974
Elliott Erwitt is known for his black and white candid shots of ironic situations seen in the street; and especially his images of dogs. He has published four books about them – Son of Bitch (1974), Dog Dogs (1998), Woof (2005) [...]
Hannah Devereux (1988-)
Hannah Devereux‘s practice is an investigation into the abstraction of landscape; and is driven by her interest in an alteration of reality within photographic imagery. A recent BA Fine Art graduate of Byam Shaw School of Art, Central St Martins, 2008 – 2011, [...]
Last week I spent an afternoon and evening in Folkestone; to have a meeting with Folkestone Triennial / The Creative Foundation to discuss the training I am going to deliver for their ‘hosts’ later on in August. This third Triennial opens on Saturday 30 August through to the [...]
Week Thirty Nine
John Thomson (1837 – 1921)
Covent Garden Flower Women, 1877-8
Born in Edinburgh in 1837, John Thomson was a pioneering photographer and traveller. One of the first photographers to travel to the Far East in the 1860’s and 70’s, he brought back with him images of the people, landscapes and [...]
Week Thirty Eight
Vivian Maier (1926 – 2009)
Self-taught photographer Vivian Maier is the subject of a new documentary Finding Vivian Maier, out this week in the UK. It tells the story of a woman who spent her working life as a nanny; but who spent the rest [...]
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5252 is a project I have set myself; since the beginning of 2013 I have been sending out, via social media and my website, info and an image of a photographer of my choice. I do this to highlight and explore the range of photography that also speaks to me, and I say why within each post.
52:Week 44, Sally Mann (1953), Untitled (Self-Portraits).Images (often controversial) of time, memory, loss and love pic.twitter.com/QE1rhieYL1
52:Week 43,Joel-Peter Witkin,Vienna Eye Phantom, Philadelphia, 1990. Images of taboo subjects:death, erotica,religion pic.twitter.com/lYGtERUeaN
52: Week 42:Beat Streuli, Birmingham, 2001. Capturing people in the street - creating urban contemporary flâneurs. pic.twitter.com/TvlaZ9bZG9