Sunday, 20 December 2009

Photojournalist Sebastian Rich Joins LPA

Sebastian Rich has been a photographer / cameraman in hard news, documentary and current affairs for over thirty years.

He joined Independent Television News (UK) in 1980 and developed a gift for being in the right place at the right time on some of the world’s biggest breaking news stories; he gained a reputation not just as an uncompromising cameraman in the theatre of war but also as an insightful and highly talented photographer.

Jon Snow the highly regarded British television journalist, describes Sebastian in the forward of his first book 'People I Have Shot' as (“Probably the finest news cameraman and photographer of his time… his camera work is amongst the most sensitive I have ever witnessed” Jon Snow, Channel 4 News) ... more

Photographer Clayton Bastiani Takes Book Industry By Storm

Since focusing on photographs for the book industry, Clayton Bastiani has seen a tremendous interest from publishing houses worldwide wishing to use his photographs as book jacket illustrations... more

Photographer Odette England Represented by Klompching Gallery

Representation:Odette is thrilled to announce that she is now represented in the US (east coast) by KLOMPCHING GALLERY in New York. KLOMPCHING GALLERY is described as ‘dynamic’ and ‘one of the galleries to watch in NYC'. Its exhibitions have been reviewed in publications such as The New Yorker, Hotshoe, New York Magazine, ArtReview, New York Times, The British Journal of Photography, The Architect’s Newspaper and Modern Painters..... more

Photographer Nigel Hillier wins Landscape Awards

Nigel Hillier won the `Landscape On Your Doorstep` category in the 2009 Landscape photographer of the year competition. He had 2 prints commended both of which will be in the awards book. One print will be in the exhibition to be held in London`s National Theatre in December.... more

Marta Kockanek Exhibits At The Mall Galleries London

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Art Liberating Lives 2009 Exhibition at The Mall Gallery

Marta has had two images chosen to be included in a group exhibition, Art Liberating Lives at the Mall Galleries from the 16-20 December 2009.

Marta is a second year Photography student at Coventry University and is thrilled to be included in an exhibition showing at such a prestigious Gallery.

Art Liberating Lives celebrates art as a form of therapy and sees supporting artists submit to be part of an annual exhibition at London's prestigious Mall Galleries... more

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Astrid Schulz Photography invites you on .......

Saturday, 12 December, 3-4pm!

I'm organising a candlelight vigil at my exhibition at Viewfinder Photography Gallery as part of a huge international day of action on climate change. We need a bunch of people to make it work. It’s going to be fun, short and super easy - will you come?

Events like this are happening simultaneously in every corner of the world just as our leaders gather in Copenhagen for the most important climate negotiations of our time. The message is: The World Wants A Real Deal - a treaty strong enough to tackle climate change and the destruction of the planet.

Come and join me! Bring a candle and something to share (cookies, cake etc.), I will serve tea.
This is also a great opportunity to see my 'Car Park: under cover' exhibition, if you have not been already...

Check out the event and RSVP here

If you can't make it to mine, check out this map showing events across the world

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Tate Appoints First Photography Curator

Tate has appointed Simon Baker as the organisation’s first Curator of Photography and International Art. In this newly created role, Simon is working on the acquisition and research of works for the Tate Collection as well as contributing to the photography exhibition programme at Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

Frances Morris, Head of Collections (International Art) Tate Modern, said:
“Over the last few years photography has become increasingly central to Tate's activity whether in relation to temporary exhibitions or to the development of the permanent collection. Simon’s appointment allows us to continue to develop the ways in which we celebrate and explore the art of photography with the advantage of scholarly expertise enthusiasm and focus.”

Simon studied history of art at University College London, receiving his PhD in 2002. He was a Henry Moore Fellow at UCL, then Gould Fellow in History of Photography at Princeton University from 2003-4. Since 2004 until joining Tate, he was Associate Professor in Art History at the University of Nottingham, specialising in History of Photography and Surrealism as well as running the MA in post-war and contemporary art. He has published widely on surrealism, photography and contemporary art, including recent essays on the work of Jake and Dinos Chapman. In 2006 he co-curated the exhibition Undercover Surrealism (on Georges Bataille and DOCUMENTS) with Dawn Ades and Fiona Bradley, and then in 2008, worked with the same team to co-curate the exhibition Close-up: proximity and defamiliarisation in art, film and photography, at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. He is currently chair of the editorial group of the Oxford Art Journal.

Simon Baker is co-curator of Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera, a major photographic exhibition opening in May 2010 at Tate Modern organised in conjunction with San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

For further press information please contact Bomi Odufunade, Press Officer, Tate Modern on 020 7887 4942 or email