Photograph by George Taylor
If you live or are visiting Brighton this month, why not pop into the hotel lobby of My Brighton and see The Photocopy Club’s, What Brighton Means to Me — a ‘Brighton Hall of Fame’ of pictures taken by local photographers celebrating Brighton’s “unique charm”. The show runs throughout February and features photocopied/Xerox photographs.
Photograph by David Newby
The Photocopy Club aims to produce contemporary photographic prints using a technology regarded as “being the most democratic and cost effective”. It will be interesting to see the images in the show and how they look reproduced as black-and-white photocopies, not as photographs.
Photograph by Sandra Harper
On Saturday 27 February the My Brighton-Photocopy Club partnership will be holding a zine-making and screen-printing workshop at My Brighton on Saturday 27th February. Tickets cost £10. Click here to book.
The zine-making workshop will provide an introduction to the history and cultural significance of zine making. Participants will all create a Brighton zine while The Photocopy Club team will assist with printing and binding styles. The event will also include a screen-printing masterclass where participants are able to create their own screen-print of an iconic Brighton scene.
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Tagged ', black and white photographs, brighton, My Brighton, photo show, photo workshops, photocopy, Photography, screen printing, The Photocopy Club, What Brighton Means to Me, workshop, Xerox, zine
Barry Adamson, © photo by Barry Adamson
Anne Gavin and Miranda Gavin, photographer unknown. 1965
Olive Bevis, photographer unknown, circa 1910.
It’s been one hell of a week. A Siberian Front hit Brighton and everything turned white and came to a stand still for a couple of days. Work got in the way of being able to post regularly and blog life took a back seat. Until today.
So, I thought I’d ease myself back into the blogosphere with some intimate monotone portraits spanning 1910 to 2013. It shouldn’t be hard to guess the years.
Thanks to Barry Adamson, who is currently on tour with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds; to my lovely mum for allowing me to share this studio portrait of her with me (the gormless one); and to my maternal great grandmother, Olive Bevis, who I never met but who loved a good read.
Posted in Mobile Photography, Portraiture
Tagged Anne Gavin, Barry Adamson, black and white photographs, books, family, Miranda Gavin, music, Olive Bevis, portraits, portraiture, sepia photographs
“It is impossible to imagine the history of photography without the contributions of a vast array of extraordinary talents from Hungary. As the cliché went, “You don’t have to be Hungarian to be a great photographer—but it helps.” From the press release.
Stone Ball, 1992 © Gábor Kerkes
School Ball, 1965. © János Szász Estate
If you love black and white photography, want to see some gorgeous prints and are curious to know more about Hungarian photography, then head over to Farringdon where Hotshoe Gallery opened its new show Modern Visions: Hungarian Photography Then and Now.
On show are two bodies of work from two photographers whose oeuvre spans the mid 20th Century to the present day, János Szász and Gábor Kerekes. “Their work epitomizes the Hungarian talent for innovation and artistic expression that continues the great tradition established by Brassaï, André Kertész, Martin Munkácsi, Robert Capa and László Moholy-Nagy.”
The show is curated by international editor of the magazine Bill Kouwenhoven who took some pix on the opening night. See over to find out more about the show and get a peek inside…
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Tagged Bill Kouwenhoven, black and white photographs, Colin Finlay, Gábor Kerekes, HotShoe Gallery, Hungarian photography, Hungarian Photography Then and Now, János Szász, Mihály Surányi, Modern Visions, Nessim Gallery