Brigitte Lardinois' Research Project on the Edward Reeves Photographic Studio in Lewes, East Sussex has a double page spread on page 48 in Black and White Photography Magazine.
Since December 2014 Brigitte Lardinois has been investigating the Reeves photographic Studio in Lewes in East Sussex. This shop was founded in 1858 making it one of last surviving Victorian Studios, still operated by the same family, now the fourth generation. Find out more about the Reeves Archive project here.
Posted by Melanie King on 9th September 2014 at 12:00am
We are pleased to announce that a review of Anna Fox: Photographs 1983-2007 has been published in The Guardian!
"Anna Fox emerged in the 1980s as part of what might be called a new wave of British colour photographers that also included Paul Grahamand Martin Parr. Her subject matter is the ordinary and the everyday, but she approaches it with an artist's eye for the absurd and the revealing.
An early series such as Basingstoke (1985-86) reveals the Hampshire town as a kind of microcosm of that mythical middle England where everything is so ordered and regulated as to be unreal. The images – Christmas trees for sale, wallpaper samples, a pristine redbrick house – are accompanied by random quotes culled from the Basingstoke Gazette – "Basingstoke is creating wealth and wealth pays for our social dreams". The humour is deadpan, ironic: a kind of low-key commentary on the way our aspirations are managed and fed, often at the expense of our wellbeing. An image of three men sitting staring at the corner of a makeshift office, where an array of cables falls from the ceilings towards now ancient-looking computers, has humour, but also an undertow of hopelessness. The caption reads: "This town needs love says priest."
Read more here.
Posted by Melanie King on 27th August 2014 at 12:00am
PARC Research Fellow Corinne Silva and PARC Admin Melanie King have both been selected for residencies at The Old Lookout Gallery, Obsolete Studios. The Old Lookout Residencies are curated by Rob Ball and Karen Shepherdson, and are part of a two month programme.
Each artist must open The Old Lookout Gallery on the closing weekend of their residency to invite the public in to the space.
Melanie King directs the London Alternative Photography Collective, a series of monthly artist talks on the subject of alternative photography at Doomed Gallery, Dalston.
Alongside exhibiting the results from her residency, Melanie will be organising a special alternative photography talk at The Old LookOut, Broadstairs on Sunday 24 August at 2pm.
Posted by Melanie King on 4th August 2014 at 12:00am
Sara Davidmann is currently exhibiting two of her projects at the Liverpool Museum.
As part of the un-straight museum conference Sara is showing ‘Ken. To be destroyed’, a personal project that uncovers her uncle Ken’s secret trans* identity. Sara’s family attempted to erase this from their history and as a result Sara’s family photograph albums depict Ken solely as male. This project uses family letters circa 1950, vintage photographs and photographic processes to tell the story that is missing from the family album.
The second project that Sara has been working on with the Liverpool Museum is ‘Trans* Portraits’, to be show as part of the museum’s long-running exhibition ‘April Ashley: Portrait of a Lady’.
Posted by Melanie King on 18th June 2014 at 12:00am
Launched in 2007 by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), and sponsored by Atkins, one of the worlds leading design, engineering and project management consultancies, the exhibition is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and film. From over 10,000 entries this year, the panel of judges have selected works that are contemporary, creative, resonant, original and beautiful, by international photographers and filmmakers for display at the Royal Geographical Society, London from 23 June – 4 July 2014 and on tour to forests venues nationally until November.
Posted by Melanie King on 6th June 2014 at 12:00am