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Museu Picasso in Barcelona

 “It isn’t up to the painter to define the symbols.  Otherwise it would be better if he wrote them out in so many words!  The public who look at the picture must interpret the symbols as they understand them” Picasso On a recent visit to Barcelona I spend some time in the Museu Picasso, a […]

Only in England; photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr

“Here they come.  The bloody English .. in their Zephyrs, Wolseleys and Anglias” Mick Jackson Images are reproduced by kind permission of Media Space and the Science Museum to whom I am indebted for access to their exhibition Press Pack I recently visited the new gallery at the Science Museum Media Space in London to […]

Taylor Wessing Time

It’s that time of year again when the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize announces its shortlisted final four entries.  This year Anoush Abrar, Dorothee Deiss, Giles Price and Spencer Murphy are contenders for the £12,000 prize, which rewards the best in contemporary portrait photography.  The judges have selected 60 portraits from over 5000 entries to […]

More from MoMA: Paul Graham

Like the work from Brandt, Shore, Eggleston and the American Civil War collection, English photographer Paul Graham’s A1: The Great North Road 1981-82 brought back some memories of my past, albeit from twenty years before Graham took his photographs, when the A1 was the only viable way up north.  The collection of forty images covered […]

More from MoMA: Stephen Shore

“Finding your voice may be a process, not a goal ..”   Stephen Shore Shore started making colour photographs in 1956 when he was nearly ten, and at the same age discovered Walker Evans’ American Photographs which had a profound influence on his artistic development.  Obviously he was quite a forward chap as by the age […]

Never mind the bollocks .. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Following my visit to MoMA I also had the chance to spend a day at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  There were three exhibitions that I wanted to catch up with which were William Eggleston’s “At War with the Obvious”, “PUNK; Chaos to Couture” and “Photography and the American Civil War”.  Certainly this is a […]

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York

“I believe this power of seeing the world as fresh and strange lies dormant in every human being ….” Bill Brandt On a recent visit to New York I was able to visit MoMA and The Metropolitan Museum of Art and have the opportunity to see some of the current exhibitions and collections.  I’ll be […]

UCA Farnham : degree show

I’m just back from attending the private view evening for the University for the Creative Arts degree show in Farnham.  There were 20 courses exhibiting the work of their students covering a wide range of artistic endeavour from fine art and embroidery through to computer game arts and interior design.  I was there largely to […]

Gallery visit: Karl Blossfeldt, Whitechapel Gallery

“My botanical documents should contribute to restoring the link with nature. They should reawaken a sense of nature, point to its teeming richness of form, and prompt the viewer to observe for himself the surrounding plant world”  Karl Blossfeldt Although I was unavailable for the OCA Study Visit, I recently attended the Whitechapel Gallery in […]

Laura Letinsky : Ill Form and Void Full (2010-11)

“What is pictured, the stuff in the picture as well as the picture itself, is always after, as perception itself is embedded in that which it follows.”  Laura Letinsky The study visit to the Laura Letinsky exhibition at The Photographer’s Gallery followed on from the trip to the Victoria and Albert to see Light from […]

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