Final Project - Post 18

May 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Yesterday I had a day off from our best in category and gold medal winning garden at Chelsea Flower Show so I used the time well and went to three photography exhibitions.  The first was 'The Great British Seaside' which comprised of photographs from the 60s to present by David Hurn, Martin Parr, Tony Ray-Jones and Simon Roberts. It included new Martin Parr photographs from last summer. I bought the book.

What interested me most were the short videos of them bring interviewed especially David Hurn who describes himself as a observer who wants to take photographs in which the subjects are unaware that they are subjects.  This is very like how I enjoy taking photographs.

I then went to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the Natural History Museum. I thought this was very impressive and rather than the usual white walls and subdued colours of a normal gallery this w. as dark with the photographs lit which really emphasised the vivid colours.  I bought the book.

Then finally and most importantly I went to the opening of Dayana's exhibition of her final project called 'I hear you now'. I really wanted to see this to help with planning of my own exhibition. The gallery had the normal white walls and ceiling with a light coloured wooden floor.  I noticed that Dayana had not framed her photographs which is something I was thinking about.  My only criticism was that there was no indication on the single label which photograph was which and the I asked Dayana the gallery had produced the label and the titles of the photographs were in a completely random order.

It was good to have a chat with Dayana and one of our tutors Paul Clements.

 


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