an exhibition of documentary photography
Claire Homewood, Misha Maslennikov, Luc Kordas, Vanessa Terán, Miguel Angel, Lozano Bonora, Derick Whitson, Abhijit Chakraborty, Onele Mahlangeni, Lee Barry, Terence Lee Ji Long, Somnath Mukherjee, Harry Wakefield , Jophel Botero Ybiosa, David Shaw, Hayley Langan, Alex Cruceru, Sagar Shiriskar, Anurag Arora, Siddharth Haobijam, Alex Mason
4-8 Aug: Fore 1 & 2, Huskisson Way, Solihull, Birmingham
11-15 Aug: Hamlyn House & Hill House, 21 Highgate Hill, London
18-22 Aug: Aztec 920 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol
25-29 Aug: Kingston Hse,Lydiards Fields, Swindon
1-5 Sep: Aztec 930 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol
8-12 Sep: Lewins Mead,Whitefriars, Bristol
15-19 Sep: Quayside Tower, Broad Street, Birmingham
all exhibitions are open between 10am and 3pm and are free to enter
Earlier this year we put a call out for photographers who use the camera as a
tool for documenting the natural, social and political landscapes of our times.
The response has been incredible, and we had the difficult task of selecting the
photo-stories that would become part of the ‘Our Stories’ exhibition.
The twenty photographers in this exhibition show a vast cross-section of
the topics to which the practice of documentary photographic is being applied to
today. The photographers, all at different stages in their careers, come from
around the world, and some travel yet further afield still, to document the
stories they wish to tell. Vanessa Terán from Ecuador travelled to the Shimba
Hills in Kenya to work in an orphanage and her photo-essay shows the lives of the
children she came to know personally there. David Shaw, attended the annual olive
harvest in Palestine, documenting a group of people at work on a land in conflict,
and Claire Homewood, based in South Africa, travelled through her home country to
the Transkei where family friends were carrying out a Xhosa burial ritual.
Photography has always held a complex and inseparable relationship with the
‘real’ exterior world. When we look at a photograph we cannot escape the deeprooted
belief that we are looking at a true record of the visual world around us;
photographs stake their claim on objectivity. Yet every position that is taken
gives a unique perspective, every frame separates a moment from time, and every
composition selects what will be seen in the photograph and what will be left
out. These photographic series can only ever offer a glimpse of the events that
they attempt to capture. There is much left unsaid, and much that is relative to
the perspectives of the subjects themselves.
I took a walk home from the beach........
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Afrika Burn 2009
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Photo Blocks 09
Photobook London 06
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