Olympic Dreams

September 10, 2010 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers | 0 Comments |
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Olympic Dreams is an exhibition by James Dodd that introduces viewers to the City of Sheffield Diving Team and their youth development programme, which works alongside the nations preparations to develop our sporting elite for the 2012 London Olympics. Presented by Bank Street Arts in partnership with Print 4 Sheffield, Olympic Dreams features 8 images presented in light-boxes within an atmospheric darkened gallery space. “For the series I decided to concentrate on a ‘non standard’ approach to documentary photography. Rather than simply showing a day in their lives etc,” says James Dodd. “I wanted to convey their dreams, something that obviously isn’t visible.” Running until the end of this month, the exhibition can be seen in the Bank Street Arts gallery, 32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield. There is an evening viewing with the photographer planned for 17th September, starting at 7pm, which is open to the public.

Press Release

Olympic Dreams - Photographic Exhibition

01/09/2010 - 30/09/2010
Tuesdays - Saturdays 10am-5:00pm

Bank Street Arts
?32-40 Bank Street,
?Sheffield?

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For the month of September, Bank Street Arts - in partnership with Print 4 Sheffield http://www.print4sheffield.co.uk - are proud to present Olympic Dreams, an exhibition by photographer in residence, James Dodd - http://www.jamesdodd.net

The series looks at the City of Sheffield Diving Team and their youth development program, which works alongside the nations preparations to develop our sporting elite for the 2012 London Olympics and beyond.

Recently described by the The Observer’s New Review as “a riveting series of photographs”, the exhibition features 8 images presented in light-boxes within an atmospheric darkened gallery space.

The exhibition marks the halfway point between the start of Dodd’s photographic project and the 2012 games.

“For the series I decided to concentrate on a ‘non standard’ approach to documentary photography. Rather than simply showing a day in their lives etc. I wanted to convey their dreams, something that obviously isn’t visible.

I chose different dream themes to work with from: flying, falling, suffocating and confusion to freedom.” says Dodd of the project.

The project recently saw Dodd featured amongst the 12 other photographers in Burn Magazine & Magnum Photo’s Emerging Photographer fund.

“It was a complete surprise, I entered on a bit of a whim” Dodd said.

The exhibition is Dodd’s first solo show and is combined with the launch of the book for the project available at: http://www.jamesdodd.net/olympicdreams_book for £35 (hardback) £25 (paperback).

There is an evening viewing with the photographer planned at Sheffield’s Bank Street Arts on the 17th September 2010 from 7pm onwards, which is open to the public.



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