Week Forty Seven
Jem Southam (1950-)
Senneville-sur-Fecamp, April, 2006
Jem Southam is known for his series of colour landscape photographs, taken mainly within the South West of England where he lives and works. He re-visits sites over many years, documenting the changes however slight. This method reveals the fragile balance [...]
Week Forty Six
Hannah Starkey (1971-)
Hannah Starkey makes photographic images that are carefully staged and constructed, usually of a single female figure or a small group of female figures. Employing actors for these roles, their task is to stare into the distance, sometimes at walls or mirrors; sometimes seen [...]
Week Forty Five
Jacques-André Boiffard (1902-1961)
Big Toe, Male Subject, 1929
Boiffard was a French photographer, linked closely with the Surrealists. He trained to study medicine, but after meeting Andre Breton in 1924, he became involved with the group known as ‘the bureau of surrealist research’. Based in Paris, this group of writers [...]
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 [...]
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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, [...]
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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 47:Jem Southam. Ongoing series of landscape photographs taken over many years capturing changes over time pic.twitter.com/hBAXlOyVfX
52:Week 46,Hannah Starkey,Untitled, 2002. Constructed images of women who stare, turn their backs or offer their gaze pic.twitter.com/De0Qb6APPw
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The glorious Oudolf meadow at Hauser and Wirth Somerset- am amazing place pic.twitter.com/mvIesPO9yU