“It’s not just the meaning of the image that has changed – the act of looking does not have the same meaning. Now, it’s about showing, sending and maybe remembering. It is no longer essentially about the image…”
The Photographers’ Gallery in London is hosting an extensive exhibition of film maker Wim Wenders’ early Polaroids called Instant Stories. They date from a prolific period in the 1970s which saw the release of some of his most memorable films.
Photo Histories: Published in 1934, J.B. Priestley’s English Journey became one of the most influential books in the nation’s response to the Great Depression.
When photographer John Angerson retraced the writer’s footsteps three quarters of a century later he found a changed landscape, but one in which Priestley’s observations, and the observations of some great British photographers remain as pertinent as ever, writes Graham Harrison.
The Martin Parr Foundation (MPF) was launched in Bristol, UK, with an opening party on the 20 October attended by photographers, curators, archivists, academics, writers and others from the world of British photography – writes Michael Pritchard on the British Photographic History site.
The Martin Parr Foundation is a new centre for British photography and the work of Martin Parr. It is open to the public and will be running regular events. For more information and to sign up to its mailing list visit: http://www.martinparrfoundation.org/
Last reviewed/updated: Saturday, December 30, 2017
The golden image that features on the home page is actually a direct reproduction of a lith-printed photograph of a waterfall in Derbyshire. It always reminded me of a fur – or fleece – so seemed appropriate!