Stories Seen Through a Glass Plate
Stories Seen Through a Glass Plate - Photographs from the Edward Reeves archive
Saturday 22 August- 13 September 2015
Back by popular demand
Showing in 56 shop front windows in Lewes.
Visible day or night.
Part of Lewes Art Wave and Heritage Open Days
Edward Reeves took up photography c.1855. Today his great-grandson Tom is still running the business in the High Street in Lewes.
The Edward Reeves Studio, situated at 159 High Street is believed to be the oldest continuously operated photographic studio in the world. Today it houses an archive of over 100,000 photographic glass plates, the work of the first three owners. The archive also includes approximately 150,000 images on film and as digital files, the work of the present owner Tom Reeves. Unusually the family has kept business ledgers and the related paperwork. This archive is both a unique record of the daily life of Lewes and the history of commercial photographic practice.
Stories Seen Thorough A Glass Plate exhibits work by the first three generations, displayed as light boxes in 56 windows on the specific locations where they were originally taken, celebrating the continuing vibrancy of this old market town. This exhibition was first shown last November as part of the Brighton Photo Biennial.
Brigitte Lardinois, Senior Research Fellow at London College of Communication is researching this archive. She has curated this exhibition with Matt Haycocks of the University of Ulster. They were assisted by Yaz Norris, photographer.
For more information on the research project see http://www.reevesarchive.co.uk
Related exhibitions at Edward Reeves Photography Studio & Gallery 159 High Street, Lewes, BN7 1XU
A Visitable Past:
Peter Messer – tempera paintings
Messer is an established artist, resident in Lewes. He will show a small group of his paintings in egg tempera , inspired by images of the Edward Reeves archive.
Isaac Reeves – maps and photomontages
Isaac is the fifth generation Reeves and an emerging young artist in his own right. Isaac drew the map of the trail. This is his first exhibition, showing more maps of Lewes and a selection of his photomontages.
Exhibition Opening Hours for Isaac Reeves and Peter Messer Exhibitions:
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd August Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th & Monday 31st August Saturday 5th September 12.00Hr – 17.00Hr
Notes to Editors
Brigitte Lardinois and Tom Reeves are available for interview: email@example.com
For high-res images and to contact Tom Reeves, email Edward Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org
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