Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Bonhams is to sell the Leica camera with which Russian photographer Yevgeni Khaldei took Raising a Flag over the Reichstag, one of the most famous photographs of World War II. Khaldei’s image was taken on 2 May 1945 shortly after the Reichstag had finally fallen. It is a restaging of the moment when Red Army fighters had first flown the flag over the building two days earlier before the Germans fought back and dislodged them. The camera that was used to take this photographt is being offered at Bonhams Leica Centenary Sale in Hong Kong on 30 November and is estimated at £230,000-340,000. Bonhams Head of scientific instruments Jon Baddeley said, “It is a great privilege to be selling a camera with such evocative associations. Raising a Flag over the Reichstag is a defining image of victory over evil which affected people deeply at the time and has continued to resonate for later generations.”
Friday, July 4, 2014
Fashion photographer Nick Knight has collaborated with American Express to create his first real-time photography exhibition hosted on Twitter. Leaving the studio and taking to the streets of the capital, Nick set out to capture photos of the hidden inspiration he sees in the places he passes every day, shared in real time via @AmexUK. The exhibition uncovers the hidden beauty in these unexpected places - including city gardens and urban habitats to help people realise the full potential of London. Vice President Brand and Communications, American Express, Melissa Weber says, “The cities we live in are brimming with potential, although we may only appreciate a fraction of what they have to offer. As a fashion photographer, Nick has consistently challenged conventional notions of beauty. We’ve challenged him to re-imagine his commute to work and take a look at other sides to London, in the hope that they inspire others to realise the potential of their city.”
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Fashion photographer Nick Knight is collaborating with American Express to create his first real-time photography exhibition to be hosted on Twitter. Tomorrow, Nick will set out from his home in West London capturing photos of the hidden inspiration he sees in the places he passes every day and sharing in real time to help uncover the city’s secret spots and help people see London in a new light. Locations will take in the likes of Brunswick Centre, the Trellick Tower in Kensington and the space beneath the Westway dual carriageway. In order to view the exhibition, follow #MySecretCity or @AmexUK.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Nikon has announced its sponsorship of a photography exhibition titled, Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album. Hosted at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the exhibition will present more than 400 original photographs taken between 1961 and 1967 by Dennis Hopper, the American actor, film director, and artist. The photographs were personally selected and edited by Hopper for his first major exhibition at the Fort Worth Art Center in Texas in 1970, and the vintage prints were only re-discovered after his death in 2010. Jeremy Gilbert, Group Marketing Manager at Nikon UK, comments: “Hopper shot some fantastic images that reflected a personal perspective of an interesting period in history. Knowing that Hopper shot his work on a Nikon camera, with no formal training is truly inspirational and we look forward to celebrating his work with support of the exhibition this summer.” Te exhibition will run from Thursday 26 June – Sunday 19 October 2014.
Friday, June 6, 2014
The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) has announced a series of bursaries to support both young and established photographers and film makers in realising photography projects. These include the RPS Society Events Bursary, the Joan Wakelin Bursary, the Shoer Film Award, the Postgraduate Bursary and two Environmental Awareness bursaries. “The RPS bursaries are designed to help photographers to realise projects that would not happen otherwise, says Michael Pritchard, Director General of The Royal Photographic Society. "Past recipients have gone on to establish a career in photography and have acknowledged the importance of the support of the RPS. We look forward to this year’s recipients producing some great and important work."
Monday, June 2, 2014
Nikon UK today announced that its Ambassador scheme has expanded to include two more photographers. Kate Hopewell-Smith followed her passion for photography after a career in marketing and now specialises in lifestyle photography, reflecting her love of capturing images of people. Bob Martin (pictured) is a multi-award winning sports photographer with a career that spans over 30 years and has taken him to some of the world’s major sporting events, including London 2012 where he was employed as Photo Chief. Kate and Bob join the five strong team of Ambassadors: John Wright – commercial photographer who specialises in fashion and celebrity, Ross Hoddinott - wildlife and landscape photo expert, Mark Seymour - multiple award-winning wedding photographer, Kirsty Mitchell – fine art photographer who is nearing the end of her stunning Wonderland collection and Mark Pain – Chief Sports photographer on the Mail on Sunday with a host of awards under his belt.
Friday, May 30, 2014
One of the world’s most influential large-format landscape photographers, Joe Cornish, has shot a number of images of Icelandic and Scottish scenery to mark the launch of the Sony Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R. These images form part of a series of photography commissions with leading photographers Bay Garnett, Joshua Hoffine and Gavin Evans for the Sony Alpha 7 Full Frame Photography Academy. Armed with the Sony Alpha 7R, Joe travelled to the northern slopes of the Cairngorms in Scotland, where he trekked into the deep glens that run into the mountains. The Icelandic images feature the southern coastal strip of the island where the landscape is dominated by volcanic mountains, huge glaciers and the coast itself, which has huge cliffs that fall into black sand beaches. Joe commented on the commission. “Every outdoors photographer dreams of a super high quality camera that is also really small and light. To have this level of image quality in such a small camera is unprecedented.”
Thursday, May 29, 2014
RIBA’s new Architecture Gallery will present the first major retrospective of Edwin Smith, one of Britain’s foremost 20th century photographers. Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith will display 100 extraordinary black and white photographs from a collection of over 60,000 negatives given by Olive Cook, Smith’s widow and collaborator, to the RIBA Library. From urban scenes documenting British social history to evocative landscape images and atmospheric interiors, the images displayed reveal the genius and breadth of his work. Alongside his images of Britain the exhibition will show photographs taken on his travels to Europe as well as his published books and photographic equipment. Specially filmed contributions ranging from Alan Bennett to broadcaster Gillian Darley offer personal perspectives of Smith’s work. Taking place from10 September – 6 December 2014, the exhibition will be accompanied by a series of talks, films and events.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Photographer Anthony Epes (of Cities at Dawn fame) has a new exhibition launching next month - a collection of portraits of the players of The Homeless World Cup. He photographed the project at two of their annual tournaments - in Mexico City in 2012 and Poznan in 2013. The project will be exhibited at Downstairs at Mother from 6th-13th June and then transfer to Spitalfields Market as part of the East End Film Festival from 16th-22nd June.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Dublin-based student Conor Clinch has been named a winner of Samsung’s ‘Launching People’ project, a search for undiscovered British and Irish talent with a passion for food, film, music and photography. The 18 year-old was revealed as Rankin’s chosen protégé in the ‘Photography’ category this weekend in a new television series, The Ones To Watch, airing on Sky 1 at 7pm every Sunday until 8th June. Conor’s project was a photography exhibition based around the idea of ‘lad’ culture in Dublin, which aimed to portray the subjects’ pride in their fashion and how they presented themselves outwardly though their clothes. After learning he had won the ‘Photography’ category, Conor spent two weeks working with Rankin one-on-one on a unique project. Conor’s Launching People submission can be found at the website below.
Monday, May 19, 2014
One of the latest projects of Luke Evans, a Kingston University photography student, was chosen for display in London’s prestigious Saatchi Gallery. The eye-catching series, named Forge, portrays grand landscapes deceptively created from small items in Luke's kitchen. The objects photographed for Luke’s collection were created using common household products such as self-raising flour, paint, fragments of brick and glycerine throat medication. They measured just a few inches across so to achieve the grand sense of scale, Luke used a popular photographic technique called tilt-shift. Luke' work will appear in the New Order: British Art Today III exhibition, expected to launch later in the year.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Jennifer Schwartz, Executive Director of Crusade for Art, announced the finalists today for the first $10,000 Crusade Engagement Grant. The Crusade Engagement Grant was created to foster the exploration of innovative programs to connect new audiences to photography. Over 170 artists and photography professionals submitted applications online, outlining their proposed project idea. The ten finalists include Ken Winnick, Amy Parrish, Jason Parker, Lindsay Nicole, Larissa Leclair, Matt Eich, Matthew Conboy, Cleveland Print Room, and Lisa Armitage, Joseph Gamble, Jamie Jackson, Marian Tagliarino, Cyndi Vickers.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Photographers Lucy Harrison and Katherine Green have collaborated on a new project that surveys the former Warner Estate in the suburbs of East London. The project explores the changing uses of domestic architecture and communities, and compares two points in history of rapid change in East London. A mixture of contemporary photography and oral history will be presented alongside early 20th century photographs as well as other historical material related to the Warner Estate. The exhibition opens on Friday 30th May and runs through Sunday 15th June. To accompany the exhibition, a new limited edition book is also being published and there will be free walks, talks and events throughout.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
An Indian Inflection is a solo exhibition of new work by award-winning photographer, Jack Fillery. The five-week long exhibition at The Borough Barista in London’s St James comprises of 22 photographs taken across India in January 2014. The prints, shot in a limited colour palette, are intended to offer an alternative perspective to typical artistic expectations of India, which Fillery argues often present a rose-tinted view of the country. An Indian Inflection, by contrast, aims to offer a more honest and uncompromising opinion of a nation that is the photographer feels is characterised by polar forces of disorder and unity in equal measure. The exhibition opens on 22nd May 2014 (6pm – 9pm) and will run daily at The Borough Barista and will run from 22nd May until 1st July 2014. The Borough Barista is located at 15 Charles II Street, St James, London, SW1Y 4QU.
As the first female Fuji X-Photographer in the UK, Kerry Hendry has teamed up with Fujifilm and Aspire Photography Training to host three seminars in May, August and November. The first one-day event, entitled Becoming a Storyteller with the Fujifilm X-T1 and X-Pro1, is scheduled for 29th May and has a Midsummer's Night theme. "Woodland, fairies, amazing styling, a little bit of creative magic and Aspire fairy dust - it should be a really fun and creative training day." Kerry says. "The Fuji team will also be joining us - and the new X-T1, X-Pro1 & range of lenses will be available to try." Click through / read on for the details.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Fujifilm and Jessops have teamed up to host a seminar and workshop with leading commercial portrait photographer Jim Marks. Taking place on Saturday 17th May at Jessops Oxford Street, the two-hour seminar will consist of Jim providing a background to some of his favourite work, an overview of tips and techniques, the opportunity to shoot in a studio environment with Jim, and to try Fujifilm's latest products. The event is free and places are strickly limited. Advance booking is mandatory. There will be 3 sessions on the day starting at: 9am - 11am, 11.30am - 1.30pm and 2pm - 4pm. For more information, visit the website below.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
In conjunction with two Magnum Photos’ exhibitions - Magnum First and Magnum contact Sheets, respectively presented at the Hungarian House of Photography and the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center from May 26th to August 24th – Magnum Photos will be organising a new 5 day workshop in Budapest led by esteemed Magnum photographers Ian Berry and Chris Steele-Perkins. Taking place from 28th May to 1st June, this exclusive workshop will give limited participants a rare opportunity to refine their photographic practice and sense of authorship. The workshop will end with a public projection of the work produced during the 5 days. The tuition fee is €950. Click through / read on for the details.
From 14th May - 31at July, Magnum London Print Room will be hosting an exhibition of photographs by Gueorgui Pinkhassov. Inspired both by his early mentor, the great Russian film director Andrei Tarkovski, and Magnum’s founder Henri Cartier-Bresson, Pinkhassov is an artist working with photography and within Magnum’s documentary tradition. For this, Gueorgui Pinkhassov’s first commercial exhibition in London, Magnum presents a career overview of key colour works from the early 1990s to the present day.
British institution Birds Eye has appointed Martin Parr to undertake a documentary survey of how Britain eats today. Parr, who has famously captured the personal tastes and habits of Britons for more than 22 years, will work with Birds Eye over the next four months to produce a unique snapshot of what makes up the typical, modern mealtime in Britain. Three members of the public will also be able to win the chance to be photographed by submitting pictures of their mealtime moments to the website below.
Daniel Blau's London gallery will host an exhibition of works by David Bailey. Entitled Bailey: For Real, this exhibition will present a collection of David Bailey's photographs of the everyday, including captivating portraits of anonymous figures in Delhi and stark images of London’s East End. Bailey: For Real opens on 15th May and runs until 28th June. The Daniel Blau gallery is located at 51 Hoxton Square, London, NI 6PB.