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Shutter Hub – Poetry

News from Shutter Hub; and an invitation to submit photographs. ‘We’re really excited to let you know that we are launching Shutter Hub Editions in 2021, our new publishing house. Shutter Hub Editions will be creating a collection of beautiful … Continue reading

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Classical Contrasts 17 – Dionysus

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Dionysus (Greek) or Bacchus (Roman) god of agriculture, wine and fertility, also ritual madness and religious ecstasy.  Depicted as a mature bearded figure or later youthful and beardless His plants were vines and twirling ivy.  Son of Zeus and Semele … Continue reading

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Classical Contrasts 16 – Diana the Huntress

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Diana (Roman) or Artemis (Greek) was the goddess of hunting, and variously of the moon, chastity, fertility and Nature. Cypress trees were sacred to her. Daughter of Zeus and Leto. Figure: Diana the Huntress (Diana of Versailles), French, c. 1801-25, … Continue reading

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Classical Contrasts 15 – Diana

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Diana (Roman) or Artemis (Greek) was the goddess of hunting, and variously of the moon, chastity, fertility and Nature. Cypress trees were sacred to her. Daughter of Zeus and Leto. Figure: Diana, John Cheere, c. 1755, lead; origin Copped Hall, … Continue reading

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Shutter Hub – Postcards from Great Britain

Further to posts on 28/11/19, 14/2/20, 15/3/20 and 18/6/20, I’ve submitted five more photographs to Shutter Hub’s Postcards From Great Britain project – today is the final deadline for entries. This set covers Fen landscape, which I’ve explained as follows: … Continue reading

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The Shutter Hub OPEN 20/21

The Shutter Hub OPEN 20/21 is still on schedule to open in July and August 2021 at Gallery 5&33 and Art’otel Amsterdam.   The plan is to have 175 Newspaper Club prints filling the walls.  The exhibiting photographers will be announced … Continue reading

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Winter

No sun — no moon! / No morn — no noon —  / No dawn — no dusk — no proper time of day. No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, / No comfortable feel in any member — / No … Continue reading

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U3A Cambridge 2020-21 Photography: The Telling Image 5

Following on from my earlier posts, here are the comments and my responses on issues raised by Module 5, which looked at ambiguity and veracity in photography. TB:  I think you sum up the ambiguity/veracity debate precisely in simply one … Continue reading

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Classical Contrasts 14 – Claudius

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Claudius was Roman emperor from AD 41 to 54. Born to Drusus and Antonia Minor at Lugdunum in Roman Gaul, where his father was stationed as a military legate, he was the first Roman emperor to be born outside Italy. … Continue reading

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The Year of Living Safely – David Runnacles

David Runnacles’ new book, The Year of Living Safely, is a major achievement in a year when we have been so constrained. Insightful and illuminating, it draws strength from being focused on a specific period of time, which he has … Continue reading

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Fenscape Cottenham

Heavy rain as I was leaving for Cottenham yesterday. I should say, ‘More heavy rain’, as we seem to have it every day. The ground is sodden and wherever we walk the paths are muddy. More record breaking rain in … Continue reading

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Classical Contrasts 13 Bacchic Putto

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Figure: Bacchic Putto with Goat, French School, c. 1850–1925; origin unknown.

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U3A Cambridge 2020-21 Photography: The Telling Image 4 – Art and Photography Quiz

As part  of module 4 we set the class a challenge to look at the examples of work by 30 living photographers/artists using photography and decide whether they considered them to be ‘art’,  ‘not art’ or ‘don’t know’.   The  thirty … Continue reading

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Covid Queue

Today – waiting for the post of Christmas present.

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U3A Cambridge 2020-21 Photography: The Telling Image 4

Following on from my post on 29th November, here are some edited highlights and my responses on issues raised by Module 4, which looked at art and photography. CA:  I checked websites, hoping my attitude to some of the photographs … Continue reading

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