Posts tagged ‘documentary’

August 11, 2011

NEW ISSUE! WINk 7: Fringe

WINk 7 Fringe WIN-Initiative

This quarter’s issue of WINk magazine is out and proud. With works from Christian Witkin, Sabrina van den Heuvel, Marc van der Aa and interviews with Balazs Gardi, Tim Matsui and Jenni Monet, this issue is packed with stories and images from the fringe of our contemporary culture. Sexuality, gender identity, global warming and the Afghanistan front line, click on the cover to explore more about the personal experiences of these photographers and film-makers who are living on the fringe

 

 

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June 23, 2011

Curious AUCB BA Commercial Photography Graduate Exhibition LONDON

Anna Michell 2011 Curious Photography Exhibition

[Jeanne by Anna Michell]

AUCB Curious Photography Graduate ExhibitionAUCB Commercial Photography FdA / BA Graduate Showcase

5th – 9th July 2011
Private View: Thursday 7th July

The Print Space
74 Kingsland Road
London E2 8DL

Wolfgang Tillmans, Nick Knight and, more recently, Leon Diaper – just some of the most notable alumni of the Arts University College at Bournemouth (formerly the Arts Institute at Bournemouth) photography courses. With its outstanding reputation on the international creative platform, the graduates of this institution have nothing short of big shoes to fill. Though it is in this pressure to succeed alongside their provocative studies at the institute, which lead to some of the most impressive and enticing graduate work outside of London.

This years graduates of the FdA & BA Commercial Photography Degree are no exception to the rule. Crossing the realms of fashion, portraiture and reportage, their collective exhibition entitled ‘Curious‘, will be both a celebration of their three years of study and their inaugural welcome into the professional photography industry.

Hannah Garrod Jacqueline Boulton Curious AUCB Photography Graduate Exhibition

[The Hunter & The Hunted by Hannah Garrod]

Featuring the works of: Anna Michell, Hannah Garrod, Ben Quinton, Ina Halsor, Abi Currie, Joseph Fox, Leanne Lim-Walker, Roman Sakovich, Stephanie Snooks, Stephanie Dale, Rose Duffy, Rob Deacon, Montana Lowery, Amy Maidment, Catherine Benett, Rebekah Hayes, Holly Cox, Luke Hutchings and Nicola Smith.

Visit the Curious Graduate Show website for further details
www.curiousgraduateshow.co.uk  

Images in this post curtosy of Anna Michell & Hannah Garrod

June 4, 2011

Ben Roberts The Gathering Clouds 17/06/11

Ben Roberts – The Gathering Clouds

Third Floor Gallery
18th June – 25th July

Private View: 17th June, 19:00

Ben Roberts Gathering Clouds - Carrer Virginia Wolf 2009[Ben Roberts Carrer Virginia Wolf – May 2009]

Running from the 18th June 2011 until 25th July at the Third Floor Gallery in Cardiff (Wales), Ben Robert’s inaugural solo exhibition entitled, The Gathering Clouds,  presents the changing face of Spain’s social and physical landscape. Initiated as a holiday trip whereupon Roberts “found a landscape imbued with a strange mix of anxiety and tension, where the delineation between nature and city had become ambiguous“,  the project took form over the length of three years were Roberts documented the spaces and people around Spain who found themselves affected by the economic downturn. Prior to the crisis, Spain had been in the midst of a huge construction boom fuelled by the country’s tourism industry with plans for a grand rejuvenation of Spain’s architectural landscape. When faced with the global recession, Spain’s development were forced into remission, scarring the country with vast areas of vacant developments.

Spain has always been one of the most popular destinations for UK and EU holiday makers, favoured for its warm climate, rustic authenticity and, of course, cuisine. In seeing the images from The Gathering Clouds our illusions of Spain’s tourism grandeur are flattened by the, ironically, bleak desolation of the landscape. Images of the abandoned, half-constructed estates conflict with our imagined perception of the Spain once revered for its cultural heritage with artists like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Juan Gris; its bullfighters and passionate dance. Through Robert’s images, we are invited to view the Spain that has been left void and sorrowful, perhaps drawing the viewer to enquire which is the more honest perception of the country.

Ben Roberts - Calle Ojos Del Salado - The Gathering Clouds[Ben Roberts Calle Ojos Del Salado – September 2007]

Roberts, a talented British documentary photographer, was honoured by Nikon and the British Journal of Photography for The Gathering Clouds in 2009 by receiving their prestigious Project Assistance Award. There is also mention on Robert’s blog that he is considering holding a three-day workshop for a small number of participants, exploring the urban fringe of the South Wales industrial landscape – make sure to view Ben Robert’s Blog directly for updates on this.

Find more of Ben Roberts photography on his website here.