Photo shows opening soon – Photographers Laura Pannack and Peter Anderson

Untitled, Laura Pannack, courtesy the photographer

Happy New Year 2011 to all of you in cyberspace. To kick off the New Year, here are previews of two very different shows taking place in the UK. One is a solo show in Wales by World Press Photo 2010 Portrait winner (single image) Laura Pannack who will be exhibiting A Collection of her portraits at The Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff, Wales.

Untitled, © Laura Pannack, photo courtesy of the photographer

Pannack has won and been runner up in a slew of competitions over the last couple of years which is no surprise as her portraits are both sensitively handled and well accomplished. For anyone in or near Cardiff from 15 January to 13 February, check out the Third Floor Gallery.

Untitled, © Laura Pannack, photo courtesy of the photographer

The second is a series Wildlife Photograms – cameraless images – by renowned UK music portrait photographer Peter Anderson. London–based photographer Anderson will be showing “a set of photograms which have been inspired by the experimental spirit of early art photography characterised by Man Ray and his Rayograms”. Image use for press is restricted to one image to maintain the element of surprise when seeing Anderson’s photograms for the first time on the gallery wall, as opposed to digitally online.

Anderson attended Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. He was a staff photographer at New Musical Express in the 1980s, and has also worked for publications including The Face, iD and Rolling Stone.

The show runs from 14 January – 5 February at The Book Club, London.

© Peter Anderson, courtesy of the photographer

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