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Life on the Road

posted by Bridget on 13 February 2014

It is the habitual practice of the young to reject the concerns of their elders and so it was in the 1990s.

The flower power generation of the 1960s began the collective rejection of the consumerist values of Western society and subsequent youth movements have continued to voice their objections to capitalism and its social values, with its most recent incarnation found in the Occupy Movement.

In the 1990s the hippie utopia sort out the alternative life style of the travellers, taking to the roads of Europe in old buses and vans, avoiding any ideas of permanence and forming transitory communities based around festivals and music.

Photographer Tom Hunter spent his youth with one such community and photographed everyday life on the road. His photographs are on show at the London College of Communication in an exhibition entitled Life of the Road, along with work by Dave Fawcett, and filmmaker Andrew Gaston until 26th February.

life on the road

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The Noble Invention

posted by Bridget on 12 February 2014

John Ruskin, a young man when the Daguerrotype was invented, used photography in his pursuit of the truth of observation.

"It is very nearly the same thing as carrying off the palace itself, every chip of stone and stain is there" wrote John Ruskin on discovering photography.

Although not so quick to appreciate its future as a fully expressive artistic medium, Ruskin was effusive about the documenting character of photography.

An exhibition at the Watts Gallery illustrates Ruskin's admiration for photography's ability to capture precise detail which had led him to amass a large collection of daguerreotypes that were either purchased by him, taken by his valets Frederick Crawley and John Hobbs or in same cases by Ruskin himself.

john ruskin

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Book of the week

posted by Bridget on 11 February 2014

Uncollected essays by John Berger with introduction by Geoff Dyer is published by Penguin and Aperture

I have just ordered from Penguin, Understanding the Photograph by John Berger and can't wait to dip into this collection of essays drawn from his contributions to catalogues and exhibitions.

Aperture have recorded the launch of the book presented by Geoff Dyer, click on the image to view the video. [In four parts]

understanding photograph

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Portrait of an Artist

posted by Bridget on 10 February 2014

As the Tate Modern opens its doors to the Richard Hamilton Retrospective, interest is reawakened in his polaroid portraits

In March 1968, New York based artist Roy Lichtenstein took a Polaroid portrait of his friend, fellow artist Richard Hamilton. It was a moment of fun, playing with new-fangled technology, but over the next 33 years, Richard Hamilton, now in possession of his own Polaroid camera, asked other friends to take his portrait. The result is a collection of 128 portraits of Hamilton, published in four volumes each containing 32 images.

jasper johnsPolaroid by Jasper Johns

What is curious about the portraits is how the personality or style of the artist taking the photograph seeps into this snap shop art form suggesting it is impossible to turn off the creative tap. Jonathan Jones comments in his review of an exhibition of the portraits at Ikon Gallery in 2001...

Polaroid photography is an instant, aesthetically repetitive technology without much scope for showing off. The surprising thing is how some artists' visions assert themselves nevertheless. Bacon's portrait is startlingly like a Bacon painting, as Hamilton is set against an evil-looking red curtain in a print blurred enough to look painterly. The German painter Gerhard Richter sets up a classical composition that could easily be a study for one of his own photo-based canvases. Read more

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What's on in February

posted by Bridget on 10 February 2014

The Observer's Monthly digest of photography exhibitions is a good place to find out what to see and where to go.

Click on the image to view The Observer Photography Review slide show.

month in photography feb 14

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More Drapes

posted by Bridget on 07 February 2014

For our occasional series of photographed drapes we have hit the jackpot with Patty Carroll's Anonymous Women: Draped

American photographer Patty Carroll, began this series when she was working in London at the Royal College of Art and London College of Printing and she spotted the "heavy drapery" of Britain.

Click on the image to see more draped women on Patty's website.

patty carroll

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