Event Archive

John Peter Askew: We. Booklaunch & Signing. Thu 27 Jun, 18.00 - 20.00

Please join us in the Bookshop and meet photographer John Peter Askew who is launching his book We. Photographs from Russia 1996-2017, published by Kerber in Germany. John Peter Askew is an artist who works with the camera to create dense, poetic images of domestic life, and of the historical forces that shape who we are. Since 1996 he has photographed the Russian city of Perm, the easternmost city in Europe, as part of a project investigating the state of modern Europe. While We contains an extended epic portrait across generations of a single family, the Chulakovs, these photographs transcend...

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Janire Najera: Atomic Ed. Book Presentation & Signing. Sat 18 May, 12.00

Please join us in the Bookshop for a Saturday morning brunch event with photographer Janire Najera who is presenting her publication Atomic Ed, published by Editorial RM. Atomic Ed unveils the journey of Ed Grothus, from working in Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico to becoming an outspoken antinuclear activist. Founded by the U.S. Government during World War II, Los Alamos was selected to be one of the sites of the top-secret Manhattan Project because it is so remote. It was here that scientists were able to harness the power of the atom, developing and deploying the atomic weaponry...

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Mark Ruwedel: Book Signing. Tues 14 May, 17.00 - 18.00

Please join us in the Bookshop and meet Mark Ruwedel who will be signing a selection of his publications, ahead of his Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019 artist talk. Publication available on the evening will include Pictures of Hell (RAM, 2014), Studio E.R. (Nazraeli, 2018), Dog Houses (August Editions, 2017), Message from the Exterior (Mack, 2016), Ouarzazate (Mack, 2018) and Westward The Course of Empire (Yale University Press, 2008). Signed copies can be pre-ordered through our online shop, or by contacting the bookshop Please note that the bookshop will be open until 18.30, when the artist talk begins.  

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Jack Davison: Photographs. Book Launch & Signing. Thu 9 May, 18.00 - 20.00

Please join us in the Bookshop and meet Jack Davison who is launching his monograph Photographs, published by Loose Joints. A self-taught photographer, Davison makes pictures like a painter paints, using intuition and instinct to craft photographs that excavate the surreal and sensual from the fabric of daily life. Relying heavily on chiaroscuro and the power of photography to obscure as well as reveal, Davison’s unique, crafted approach to image-making oscillates from crisp, sharp details into dissolving mirages – the world inverted and submerged. With their deep shadows and tight framing, the images in Photographs have an unmistakeably cinematic quality;...

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Grace Lau: Portraits in a Chinese Studio. Book Launch & Signing. Thu 2 May, 18.00 - 20.00

Please join us in the Bookshop and meet photographer Grace Lau who  is presenting her photobook Portraits in a Chinese Studio. The book is being published by Parakeet Books, it is edited by the curator and writer Val Williams, and contains an essay by Shirley Read. In the summer of 2005, Grace Lau set up a portrait studio on Hastings seafront. . Over six weeks, she made 400 photographs; everyone who posed received a free digital print. She called her project ‘21st Century Types’ and the photographs speak volumes about the way we see ourselves and the way we are...

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