Through Weegee’s Lens

29 April, 2008|photography|

NIKO KOPPEL writes, "BACK in the 1970s, a gutsy blonde named Jill Freedman armed with a battered Leica M4 and an eye for the offbeat trained her lens on the spirited characters and gritty sidewalks of a now-extinct city. Influenced by the Modernist documentarian André Kertész, with references to the hard-edged, black-and-white works of Weegee [...]

Mysteries of the Heath

10 March, 2008|photography|

John Matthews invites you to his flat to explore images of Mysteries of the Heath. Photography exhibition and print sale Friday 14 March - 7pm until 9.30pm (first night opening) Saturday 15 March - 11am until 6pm Friday 28 March - 7pm until 9.30pm Saturday 29 March - 11am until 6pm When I want to [...]

Two events for March 2008

8 March, 2008|photography|

11 Stops to Baghdad Exhibition Saturday 8th March, 5-8pm Parlour Studios, 181-185 Queen's Crescent NW5 Chalk Farm/Kentish Town tube Stories and pictures from New Exposure's photographers, Tom Saunderson, Tim Smyth and Charlie Thomas, who have travelled over London photographing immigrant communites from countries along the historic Berlin to Baghdad railway line. Auction of the Great [...]

Lee Friedlander Photographs Frederick Law Olmsted Landscapes

21 February, 2008|photography|

Mr. Whiskets writes, "Lee Friedlander is often cited as America's most important living photographer but undoubtedly he is its most prolific. Lee has created substantial bodies of work in every genre of photography and succeeded in making each his own. Self portraits, nudes, social landscape, the American monuments, labor, technology, music, the family album, architecture, [...]

40+ Photos: Deutsche Borse Photography Prize Finalists

8 February, 2008|photography|

Jim writes, "Four photographers were named this week as finalists for the annual £30,000 ($60,000) Deutsche Borse Photography Prize. The finalists are: John Davies (UK), Jacob Holdt (Denmark), Esko Mannikko (Finland) and Fazal Sheikh (USA). Exhibitions of work by all four photographers will be on display in London at The Photographers' Gallery, February 8 - [...]

Elizabeth Atterbury

8 February, 2008|photography|

New updates from Elizabeth Atterbury. I wish there were more often... If you're not familiar with Elizabeth's photographs, please visit

The Americans by Robert Frank 50th Anniversary

8 February, 2008|photography|

Mr. Whiskets writes, "It is rare for a photographer that came of age in the 1960's and 70's to not cite Robert Frank's The Americans and Walker Evans' American Photographs as the two books that inspired them to take up a camera and explore the world. It is lore that gets repeated so often it [...]

Removing the dead from photos

28 December, 2007|photography|

Jim writes, "Brazilian artist Ludmila Steckelberg has created a body of work that explores the interesecting ideas of memory and loss; passing time and death; and the reliance on photography, and family albums, to help us remember and reconstruct one's personal past. Her work, titled "The Absence of Colors" is simple in concept yet powerfully [...]

Defining Moments in American Photography series from UC Press

20 December, 2007|photography|

Mr. Whiskets writes, "The 20 hour flight from Thailand to New York left me with a lot of reading time so I was able to finish off the first two releases of the University of California Press's Defining Moments in American Photography series On Alexander Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the Civil War (#1 in the [...]

Jo Holland – Dissected Beauty

28 November, 2007|art, photography|

A Retrospective / 1-16 December Private View / Thursday 6 December 6.00-9.00pm Jo Holland works on the borders between photography and painting, employing the techniques of both to create images that belong to neither medium. Holland makes photographs without the intermediary of either camera or negative, directly exposing the object through the lense onto what [...]