Join us and meet London based artist Trevor Appleson who launches his publication Portable Studio: Things that are important to me, published by Booth-Clibborn Editions.
A self-taught photographer, Appleson is well known for his distinctive documentary approach to portraiture: photographing people in informal public spaces around the world, from the beaches of South Africa to the villages of Mexico, using a makeshift portable studio to create an honest, open representation of his subjects.
In Portable Studio Appleson combines his characteristic photographic portraits, here depicting the young people of the English city of Birmingham, with an extensive curated archive of digital and physical material provided by selected sitters. The resulting work stands as a unique document of contemporary of British Youth Culture.
The release marks the culmination of an ambitious project initiated in 2014, when Appleson was commissioned by MAC Birmingham and the Library of Birmingham to create a new body of work exploring the city’s youth culture.
Thu 9 Nov, 18.00 - 20.00
Free event, no booking.