Thursday, 20 October 2011

David Knight Shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Prize at the National Portrait Gallery


David Knight’s work included in exhibition at The British National Portrait Gallery for 3rd year running

David's work has for the 3rd year running been accepted for the  Taylor Wessing Prize. This year David is one of the 5 short-listed finalists. The winner will be announced on 8th November.

Press release from National Portrait Gallery. 17th Sept. 2011

David Knight was born in Oxford in 1971 and currently lives in Australia with his wife and twin boys. His portrait of 15-year-old Andie Poetschka, was commissioned by Loud for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance to raise awareness of the condition throughout Australia. Knight says ‘I wanted the portraits to be positive and to convey the kids in an uplifting way.

You don’t immediately notice Andie is in a wheelchair; you just see a beautiful young woman. The image doesn’t demand you look at it, but gently draws you in.’ This is the third year running that Knight’s work has been included in the exhibition and this is his first time on the shortlist. He began his career assisting advertising photographers in London and Oxford before working before working in Dubai on a broad range of assignments across the region. He currently works in Sydney for advertising clients but manages to devote time also to portraiture and people-orientated assignments.

Sydney Morning Herald, 19th Sept. 2011. Arts & Entertainment

The Sydney photographer David Knight has made the shortlist for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, run by the Bristish National Portrait Gallery. Knight will compete with four other entries for the £12, 000.00 ($18, 270.00) prize.  His photograph, Andie, pictured, shows 15 year old Andie Poetschka and was commissioned by Loud agency for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. “You don’t immediately notice Andie is in a wheelchair; you just see a beautiful young women” Knight says.

The judges received 6000 submissions from 2506 photographer. The winner will be announced on November 8th and Knight’s work will be among 60 portraits on exhibition from November 10.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/sep/15/five-shortlisted-photography-award
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14929248

David Knight is a member of the London Photographic Association

Saturday, 8 October 2011

The book ”Nepal & Mao” by Olof Jarlbro


”Underneath the chaos and political standpoint Jarlbro photographs doesn’t reveal the soldier instead the person behind the uniform.”

The book ”Nepal & Mao” takes us to a country in which peace was declared many years ago. But somehow there is still tension in the country. Old royalist that won’t step down from army posts, constant strikes and protests in the capital. Some regions with ethnic majorities have started to question the Maoist and Nepal’s control and to strive after their own state and independence. In Jarlbro’s third book about Nepal, he travels across the country in buses and off-road vehicles meeting Maoists at their camps in the jungle and up in mountain, following the tensions throughout the country, visiting communist rally and riots. Underneath the chaos and political standpoint, Jarlbro photographs do not reveal the soldier but the person behind the uniform.

Olof Jarlbro was born in 1978 in the town of Helsingborg, in the south of Sweden. He took up photography at the age of twenty and soon decided that he wanted to become a photographer. At the age of 22, he left Sweden and went to New York to study at the International Center of Photography, and a couple of years later he moved to Prague to study at FAMU - The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.  He is the author of the critically acclaimed books, “The Fallen Kingdom” and the “ Stonefactory”. He is currently living in Sofia, Bulgaria working as a freelancer on longer reportages and photographic projects.

Nepal & Mao. 
Photographs and text by Olof Jarlbro. 
Rough Dog Press, 2011. 149 pp., 78 black & white illustrations, 15×21 cm. Duetone, Hardcover.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

‘London Independent Photography’s 23nd Annual Exhibition’: 18 - 29.10.11


London Photographic Association member Astrid Schulz is very proud to announce that four of her images from the series ‘Hairdressers’ have been selected for the LIP members show.

The LIP Annual Exhibition aims to provide a platform for members to exhibit their best work, to be viewed by each other and the general public. This time the selection process was conducted by individual professionals (Bridget Coaker, picture editor at Guardian Newspaper Group & Director of Troika Editions and Mick Williamson, head of photography at London Metropolitan University), who are connected to London's photographic community.

Venue: The Strand Gallery (Proud Central)
32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP
Showtime: 18.10.10 - 29.10.10
Opening times: Monday – Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: 11am - 6pm

‘Hairdressers’ is inspired by the novel Egalia's Daughters in which the protagonists swapped gender based roles. I am questioning our perception on what is regarded as ‘normal’ and what is ‘abnormal’. The models look ridiculous because we do not expect men to go through such treatments, but for women of our society this is perfectly normal. Just wondering: perhaps it’s time for men to get emancipated?

The series of twelve can be seen at: http://www.astridschulz.com/hairdressers/

Monday, 19 September 2011

Astrid Schulz : 'Kate's Journal': Solo Show 17.10 – 22.10.11




 'Kate's Journal': Solo Show 17.10 – 22.10.11 
Commemorating 'Breast Cancer Awareness Month' in October
By Astrid Schulz

Portrait photographer Astrid Schulz is exhibiting a series of 15 images, showing a personal story of the different stages of breast cancer treatment - in the most positive way possible!
The show takes place from 17 - 22 October 2011 at 'The Underground Gallery', The Strand, Charing Cross Underground Station Exit 9, London WC2N 4HZ

The exhibition is also featuring talks and special events on breast cancer (see below).

Opening party: Tuesday, 18 October 2011, 6.00 – 8.30pm

Evening talk: 'How to rebuild your confidence in style', Wednesday, 19 October, 6.00 – 8.30pm

Afternoon talk: 'Emotional support for patients and their next of kin', Thursday, 20 October, 2.00 – 4.30pm

Free photo session for breast cancer patients: Saturday, 22 October, 12.00 – 6.00pm

Kate’s comment on her images:
'Kate’s Journal’ is a series of portraits that tells my recent journey through breast cancer treatment with a sensitive combination of honesty and subtlety. Astrid has captured my story with great compassion without using any imagery of inherent shock value, in other words, without direct reference to my illness. In this way the viewer senses rather than sees its impact. This is going to be a compelling exhibition with the intention of leaving others empowered and giving a sense of hope to those who undergo life-changing illnesses.

More background information about 'Kate's Journal' can be found on the LPA Featured Gallery.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Sophia Wallace Wins 'The Curator' Photography Awards

 
Sophia Wallace Wins 'The Curator' Photography Awards

My series Modern Dandy is winner of ‘The Curator’, an award for outstanding and undiscovered fine art photography in the category portrait/nude. Four large scale works from the series will be exhibited at Milk Gallery and are published in the July Issue of PDN Magazine. Please mark your calendars for a fabulous opening party on Thursday, July 14th at the posh Milk Gallery. I'll also be celebrating my 33rd birthday that evening. For those based in NYC, I'd be delighted to see you. RSVP is required.

The Curator

Opening Party: Thursday, July 14, 6PM
On view: July 7- July 17
Milk Gallery
450 West 15th Street (btwn 9th & 10 Ave)
New York, NY 10011
RSVP: info@sophiawallace.com

Upcoming Exhibitions
On Beauty will be shown in No fashion, please with Erwin Olaf, Alex Prager, Philip-Lorca di-Corcia, Bruce Weber and others at KUNSTHALLE Wein Musuem in Vienna, Austria
On view: Nov 11, 2011 – January 22 2011

Reviews
Sm{art}: Sophia Wallace: Not your Typical Fashion Shoot, Bitch Magazine Blog – June 2011

Publications
Modern Dandy in Identities Now Book by Peter Halbert Fine Art – December 2011

Seven page feature in GUP Magazine ‘Issue 029’ an art photography guide based in Amsterdam, Netherlands – April 2011

Sophia's LPA Folio

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

40 Years & More In The Taking - A Retrospective Of John Thornton

   40 Years & More In The Taking
A Retrospective Of  Photographic Images
By
John Thornton

This retrospective of John Thornton's advertising and personal work is really worth seeing , a mixture of humour and good old fashioned 'ideas' jump off the walls at you. I was particularly impressed with the quality of printing, especially the B/W silver bromides made by  Mr Bell.

You can read the very amusing 'History Of John Thornton' on the LPA website along with The Provenance Of 300 Voyers one of his most celebrated images.

There are numerous other stories about John Thornton, and where he came from, some claim he was found as a baby floating on a bamboo raft off Australia, and was brought up by aborigines, and they taught him photography, all we know that his images are truly unique. Don’t miss them at his retrospective in Soho, London in June.  

Reading Room 
65 - 66 Frith Street Soho London SW1D 3JR                                                                                 
6 June - 15th July

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Linda Lieberman Exhibition At La Corte Arte Contemporanea Gallery Florence




Linda Lieberman's SOLO SHOW ‘A Sea of Awareness' taking place in Florence has been extended until
30 June 2011

LINDA LIEBERMAN
A SEA OF AWARENESS - UN MARE DI CONSAPEVOLEZZA
CURATED BY SIMONA CAVALIERE

I'm delighted to invite you to my photographic solo exhibition "A Sea of Awareness" on show in Florence at La Corte Arte Contemporanea Gallery from May 27th until June 30th 2011.

This event would provide the visitor with the opportunity of experiencing the vibrant artistic spirit of a beautiful Renaissance town combined with some intense and fascinating photography, as well as participating in the cultural debate on the threats nature faces every day and reflecting upon the awareness of how our every day actions affect the environment. This exhibition marks the opening of a forthcoming programme of artistic exchanges between London and Florence: selected artists will be invited to show their work, enhancing the cultural bonds between arts institutions and creative people from the 2 countries.

Linda Lieberman: A Sea of Awareness
27 May - 30 June 2011
Opening Reception: Friday 27 May 2011 - 6 - 9pm
Galleria La Corte Arte Contemporanea 
Via de' Coverelli 27/R Firenze
Tuesday - Saturday 10am  - 1pm, 4 - 7pm
RSVP:
info@futureforthearts.co.uk
+39 331 5216741
+44 7717 269 796

http://www.futureforthearts.co.uk/

Scottish photographer Linda Lieberman's solo show explores and stimulates social, economic and environmental sustainability towards more respectful and environmentally-aware behaviour. Linda creates intense black and white sculpture-like images peering into the indissoluble bond between nature and man, drawing inspiration from the constant climate change and the dramatic challenges nature faces.

Woman is sea and sea is woman: Linda photographs woman as the sea, the softness of the sea foam, the curves of the waves, the jagged edges of fish become one with the body of the woman. She shows us the special relationship between the sea and woman. Woman is the creator of life, the feeder of the world, the comforter - she gives and gives and gives, just as the sea is evolution, giving generously and unendingly.

It is an honour for me to be invited to Italy to showcase my work.  As this is major European exhibition for me please do pass on the details to anyone you may think of living or visiting Florence.

Lots of love

Linda

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Astrid Schulz Invites You To The: Guernsey Photography Festival

INVITATION: Guernsey Photography Festival 
From 01.06 - 31.06.11

Group show and digital image installation 'Over the Hill'
by Tim Andrews

Tim Andrew’s project ‘Over the Hill’ is now traveling globally. Firstly to the 2nd Guernsey Photography Festival, where Tim’s images are on display alongside exhibitions and lectures by renowned international photographers.

Astrid’s contribution to this compelling project is her image 'Wanted', which is depicting Tim's love for acting, cinema visits and his childhood dream of being a cowboy...

Festival opening event: Wednesday, 1 June 2011, 6pm - 8pm,
at Guernsey's Market Square

Guernsey exhibition venue: The Rotunda, Royal Avenue, St Peter Port
Opening times: Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm
Admission: Free

And secondly: as a result of the Impact Art Fair, a small selection of the project has been invited to a festival in Berlin: Long Night of Pictures (2 July 2011, from 4pm – midnight). The images will be exhibited until 12 July 2011.

Opening event: Saturday, 2 July 2011, 5pm - 8pm
Berlin venue: Allee-Center (Einkaufszentrum), Landsberger Allee, 13055 Alt-Hohenschönhausen, Germany.
Opening times: Monday - Saturday, 9am - 8pm

To find out more about this project, please visit Tim's blog 'Over the Hill'


With best wishes,
Astrid

Astrid Schulz Photography - home page: www.astridschulz.com

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

What Constitutes A 'Limited Edition' Set Of Photographs?

Limited Edition? Are you sure?
What do you think constitutes  a 'limited edition' set of photographs? 
Is it the image or the print sizes?

We think it should be the' image' that is being sold in a 'limited edition'.

At Gallery 1839, edition sizes always refer to the total number of prints of any size available from that image e.g if the edition size is 15 and that number is indicated against each of the available sizes, only 15 prints in 'total' will be printed regardless of the sizes of prints ordered.

We are very happy to work with photographers who have editions in other galleries or are personally selling the same prints but we will only sell those pictures as 'open editions'.

We feel that gaining the trust of buyers / collectors is imperative and as we all know, gaining a reputation is not something that happens overnight.

More importantly if we want 'photography' to be taken seriously as a 'collectable' which I am sure we all do, the 'limited edition' has to trusted.

Gallery 1839 is part of the London Photographic Association 

Photography by Karan Kapoor Goan Brothers

Kevin O'Connor - LPA


Friday, 25 February 2011

‘PARKINSON PHOTOGRAPHS THE AGE OF INNOCENCE’



‘PARKINSON PHOTOGRAPHS
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE’
A new exhibition including rare and previously unseen photographs of children by British photographer Norman Parkinson (1913 – 1990),
at Dimbola Lodge, Isle of Wight, 8 April – 3 July 2011.
Curated by author Fay Weldon and the Angela Williams Archive.

Legendary British photographer Norman Parkinson operated in a world of high fashion, shooting for Vogue and Queen magazines in the 1950s and 1960s, but he was also drawn to the carefree innocence of children, capturing a lost era when childhood was an optimistic and untarnished experience.

Curated by Norman Parkinson archivist and his former assistant, Angela Williams, and the author Fay Weldon, a new exhibition of Parkinson’s images of childhood, ‘Age of Innocence’, offers a fresh insight into his development as an artist and his eclectic choice of subjects. The former home of the Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, Dimbola Lodge on the Isle of Wight, is the setting for this first themed exhibition created by the Angela Williams Archive with text by Fay Weldon.

In her introduction to the catalogue, Fay Weldon writes: “Parkinson, like his confreres Bailey, Duffy and Donovan, is mostly known for his spectacular fashion photography, but as with these other great photographers, ‘the fashion shoot’ was only a part of their work. That was what earned them money: not necessarily what most satisfied the keen aesthetic eye of the photographer. In this particular collection of images, all relating one way or another to childhood, Parkinson combines the techniques of photojournalism – catch the moment as it flies – √† la Cartier Bresson and Lartigue, with an Irving Penn-like sense of formality. The child is casual, the picture instant, yet the form severely composed. And look for the gremlin – Parkinson complained there was always one in his camera – which sometimes subverts his earnest intentions, and simply entertains.”

Angela Williams, says: “Parkinson was enchanted by the energy and spirit of children before they were burdened by maturity, and in Louis Baring’s book, A Very British Glamour, he described hiding by a twisted mulberry tree at the end of his Grandfather’s garden as a 12 year-old boy, when he would peer through the criss-cross wooden fence into the garden next door, captivated by the vision of frolicking girls: ‘girls with loose dresses and a minimum of underclothes running fawnlike everywhere’ or ‘lying around the lawn with languorous ease’. It was these memories, which, alongside his passionate enthusiasm for Julia Cameron’s images of children portraying a romantic innocence, that inspired his own work in this genre. Parkinson recalled: ‘When I picked up my camera years later, I photographed the memories of those well observed weekend girls I had seen through the fence’.”

The exhibition will feature a number of rare Parkinson silver prints taken between 1950 and 1965, some of which have never been exhibited before. All are original, unique and highly collectable prints. Many of the images first appeared in fashion spreads or advertising in magazines of the day, including Vogue. The exhibition will also feature vintage prints from the 1979 book, Sisters under the Skin, including previously unseen images of Stella McCartney as a child. 
 
NOTES FOR EDITORS:
The Age of Innocence’ runs from 8 April – 3 July 2011 at: Dimbola Lodge Museum, Terrace Lane, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight. Tel: 01983 756814   www.dimbola.co.uk

The Angela Williams Archive is a collection of vintage prints by Norman Parkinson, 1950 – 1964. The AWA regularly curates exhibitions and engages in a range of projects to promote Parkinson’s contribution to British photography and to preserve his legacy for future generations. For further information visit: www.angelawilliamsarchive.com

From 1945 to 1960 Norman Parkinson was employed as a portrait and fashion photographer for Vogue. From 1960 to 1964 he was an Associate Contributing Editor of Queen magazine. From 1964 until his death in 1990 he worked as a freelance photographer.

For further information, interview opportunities or images, contact Angela Williams on tel: 01373 812290 or email: angelawilliamsbathuk@btinternet.com



Lindsey Harrad
Freelance Editor and Writer

Friday, 4 February 2011

Art Babes Exhibition - Daan Samson & Jeronimus van Pelt

A titillating photo series in confusing times

In a Holland that seems to be at political boiling point and from within an art world that doubts its own identity, upcoming artist Daan Samson and renowned photographer Jeronimus van Pelt felt the need to surround themselves with only their most vigorous fellow art world inhabitants. In collaboration with the illustrious art gallery TORCH they present a photo series of the most delectable babes in the contemporary field of art. Eight female curators, theorists, artists, critics, museum directors and other art related women have agreed to be portrayed as sexual beings.

The woman as an inspiring muse is a recurrent theme in Western art history. Welfare artist Daan Samson invited photographer Jeronimus van Pelt to explore and interpret this timeless fascination together with him. What followed was a probing search for the female beauties within the contemporary field of art. At exhibition openings and art do's they approached only the most ravishing art professionals. Likewise, on social network sites like Facebook only the cutest art hotties were invited to pose as objects of desire.

Thanks to the technically immaculately prepared photo shoots by Jeronimus van Pelt  and the inspired styling by fashion guru Margreeth Olsthoorn the participating art women were presented with a setting in which they could break out of their culturally defined corsets. Freed from intellectual representational expectations these eight trendsetting Art Babes revealed themselves to be alluring sex kittens, captured in seductive centrefold poses as if they were experienced models. These ladies evidently feel at home in the carefully arranged ambiance of five-star hotels, fine wines, tastefully decorated lofts and the couture of internationally acknowledged designers.

The Art Babes project is a highly sophisticated comment on both the security and insecurity of our day and age, thus confronting the current art field with its own vanity by holding up an exquisitely designed mirror. The artist and the photographer themselves also flirt quite openly with notions of success and social prestige as this project questions existing structures, and does so with much bravura. As if they intend to approach one of the main sponsors of Art Rotterdam, one of the Art Babes was photographed in the shiny new illy corner of a Dutch art museum.

Art Babes LPA Featured Exhibition

ART BABES
by Daan Samson & Jeronimus van Pelt
A project @ ART ROTTERDAM 2011
Represented by: TORCH Gallery (Amsterdam) / Booth no. 42
Director: Mo van der Have

Friday, 28 January 2011

‘Over the Hill’: A Photographic Journey


Group show from 01.02 – 27.02.11

This exhibition is in fact a photographic digital installation, instigated by Tim Andrews, who suffers from Parkinson's disease. He had the urge to be seen through the eyes of over 100 photographers since the onset of his illness. The impressive list of top photographers includes Rankin, Harry Borden, Vanessa Winship & Steve Bloom (who's image of Tim became a finalist at the Taylor Wessing prize, National Portrait Gallery).

Astrid’s contribution to this compelling compilation is the image 'Wanted: Tim Andrews', which is exploring Tim's love for acting, cinema visits and his childhood dream of being a cowboy...

The venue: The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA
Opening times: 1. February — 27. February
Tuesday to Saturday: 10.30am - 5.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am - 5.00pm, Monday: closed

This exhibition is raising money for the charity organization Parkinson’s UK. If you are not able to visit but would like to make a donation, you may do so by logging on to www.justgiving.com/Tim-Andrews2-OvertheHill

If you want to find out more about the show, please visit the lightbox.com
Sent by Astrid Schulz

Thursday, 6 January 2011

LPA Diary Dates for early 2011

Here are some important dates for the first quarter of 2011

You will see that we are running a competition on the LPA movingPicture website for Best Usage of Music in Production. This is open to photographers as well as film / video makers, this is an ideal platform to show off your multi media talents. If you have any questions please ask.

Please note that we have three very interesting judges for our portraiture awards to whom I am very grateful. This is an oportunity to get your work in front of them, and a chance for them to find new talent.                                         

Exhibitions 
Nick Alcock 'Worlds'
Private view on Thursday 27th January 2011 at the Assembly Rooms Soho.
Exhibition runs until 28th February 2011
Nick won gold in our urbanscape competition with a single image from this series.

Let's Face It 7 portraiture awards winners and finalists private view 31st March 2011 at the Assembly Rooms Soho. Exhibition is supported by a catalogue - runs until 30th April 2011.

Competitions  
Let's Face It 7 the portrait competition Entry closes 31st January 2011 - exhibition and catalogue - ENTRY DETAILS HERE

Confirmed Judges
Francine Holdgate Head of BBC Pictures TV Music and BBC Radio.
Alex Robinson Deputy Picture Editor on the New Zealand Herald, the country’s biggest daily newspaper.
Nick Hall Picture Editor at the Independent.

Still Life 5  entry opens on the 10th January. The LPA is delighted to honour this long tradition. We encourage both classic styles and new ideas which may stretch the notion of 'Still Life Photography'. Entry closes Wednesday 6th April 2011


LPA movingPictures Awards For Best Usage of Music in Production - ENTRY DETAILS HERE
Closing date for entries 31st March 2011

Final chapters of our interview with David Graham Scott, are now online - 4. Detox or die 5. Integrity & authorship 6. Exploitation & 'Dirty Digger'. David is a controversial Glasgow-based documentary filmmaker and inspirational public speaker on drug addiction. His highly authored films are unique visions of the world he inhabits and the offbeat characters he encounters.