February 2010 Archives
Format Photography Agency 1983-2003
A display at the National Portrait Gallery, London (Room 38a), celebrating the work of Britain's unique all women photo agency from 21st January to 11th July 2010
"Re: Landscape presents illusory photographs of English rural scenes and coastlines. Using mirrors when photographing each landscape, Karen Grainger blurs the boundary between the reflected and the real"
As far as exhibitions go, this is a gem. Not only fascinating with regard to the evolution of photography but also a real privilege to see archival prints that are truly beautiful.
You can also check out their on-line exhibition here which is an edited version, organised under the following themes: Art Beginnings Life New Century Portraits Progress Science Travel.
Photographers: Josef Maria Eder (1855 - 1944) and Eduard Valenta (1857 - 1937)
'X-ray photographs of frogs, c.1896'
Images by Indre Serptyte
Porfolio: A State of Silence
"The Lithuanian papers wrote that it was a "Painful misfortune (a catastrophe)", when the Head of Government Security died.
Albinas Serpytis died in the early hours of the 13th of October 2001, in a "car accident".
No one seemed to know the details, or circumstances, or provide straightforward answers. His death was premeditated and brutal.
All that remains is silence, unknown circumstances. Hidden motivations. A chilling absence.This was my father. The subject of my indefatigable investigations."
UPDATE: Graduate Freshfaced&Wildeyed 2010 exhibition now on-line at the Photographers Gallery website.
freshfacedandwildeyed is an annual exhibition (organised by the Photographers Gallery) open to recent visual arts graduates, representing the most dynamic new photographic work from across the UK. Following an online submission process, up to 25 artists are chosen by a jury to exhibit online and at The Photographers' Gallery.
Open to applications from 15th February 2010 to 3rd March 2010.
View the exhibition pages for the last two years:
In conjunction with the PhotoFilm! screening programme, this symposium explores the wider discourse raised by and around photofilms in the contemporary context of photography, film and digital media.
The changing relationships of stillness and movement and the ways in which we conceive and experience time are considered by distinguished speakers including David Campany, Ian Christie, Raymond Bellour, Laura Mulvey and more.
Also see Photofilm programme here: http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/eventseducation/film/photofilmseasonseries.htm
Kenneth Anger, 'Invocation of My Demon Brother', 1969 (film still)
Courtesy the artist and Sprueth Magers Berlin London
Sprüth Magers London is delighted to present an exhibition of work by the legendary filmmaker and artist Kenneth Anger in his first solo show in London for five years. Making films continuously since the late 1940s and considered a countercultural icon, Kenneth Anger is widely acclaimed as a pioneering and influential force in avant-garde cinema. His groundbreaking body of work has inspired cineastes, filmmakers and artists alike. Many channels of contemporary visual culture, from queer iconography to MTV, similarly owe a debt to his art.
As part of its continued hosting of the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize the Photographer's Gallery in London will be holding a series of conversations with the shortlisted photographers in March: Anna Fox, Zoe Leonard, Sophie Donovan Wylie Ristelhueber and Donovan Wylie. The exhibition begins at the Photographers Gallery on 12th February 2010.