posted by Michael on 08 July 2009
More information can be found on the BBC's website here.
posted by Michael on 16 June 2009
This image is, in my opinion, one of his best images from his early "Life and Death in Hackney" series. It is a direct reference to a Pre-Raphaelite painting Ophelia by John Everett Millais. The second image I have chosen is a much older image that is one of those that sort of lodges in your unconscious.
Divers from 1930 by George Hoyningen-Huene. And finally a Diane Arbus that I hadn't seen before from 1964, Lady Bartender at Home with Souvenir Dog, New Orleans:
The Christie's site with full details of this sale is here.
posted by Michael Walter on 07 May 2009
ABOVE: Julia Fullerton Batten - Teenage Stories
The main theme of the festival is on photographing children. Both the BJP and Hereford Times quote Bridget on the problems photographers face today:
'Now photographers, both amateur and professional, have to negotiate the minefield of obtaining permissions, run the risk of being branded a pervert and counter our increasing prudishness of what is thought to be an appropriate image of a child.'
The festival also features a retrospective of the photographer John Bulmer, some of whose work of children playing serves as an apt reminder that the paranoid fear that photography is somehow dangerous is a relatively modern belief.
Bulmer was a pioneer of colour photography in journalism so when the Sunday Times launched its colour supplement in 1962, Bulmer was an obvious choice as a contributor to its first issue.
ABOVE: One of a series of photographs by John Bulmer for Town magazine
He worked for the paper for the next 10 years as one of its most prolific photographers, covering both national and international stories.
posted by Michael Walter on 03 April 2009
Every week we will publish three new photographs, selected from our stable of award winning artists. So as the weeks progress our archive of images will build.
We will be posting up interesting art events, news on our artists and general information about photography, so if you have something you would like to contribute, write about, or just get off your chest, please do get in touch here and we will take a look and post up your comments.