Event Archive

Rhiannon Adam: Polaroid The Missing Manual. Book Presentation, Thu 14 December, 18.00 - 20.00

Please join us for an evening with the artist Rhiannon Adam, who will be presenting her publication Polaroid: The Missing Manual, published by Thames & Hudson. The Polaroid Originals UK team will also be in our Bookshop, inviting guests to have their Polaroid portrait taken.   Polaroid: The Missing Manual is a highly accessible and intuitive book, offering a complete overview of the tools and methods of instant photography. An introduction charts the first widespread use of Polaroid, the company’s subsequent decline and instant photography’s rebirth through the establishment of the Impossible Project and their release of Polaroid compatible instant...

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Nicholas Hughes: Nowhere Far. Book Launch & Signing, Thu 7 Dec, 18.00 - 20.00

Please join us in the Bookshop for the launch of Nicholas Hughes new monograph, Nowhere Far, published by GOST. Nowhere Far, the first monograph by Nicholas Hughes, has been 15 years in the making and spans six separate series of abstract and ethereal landscapes. Hughes’s work is concerned with landscape, the environment and contemporary man’s relationship to these, examining the space between the world people habit and that which nature claims as its own. The book contains a foreword by the director of The Photographers' Gallery, Brett Rogers, and essays by Jay Griffiths and Martin Barnes. The publication has been...

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Matthew Finn: Mother. Book Launch & Signing, Thu 30 Nov, 18.00 - 20.00

Join us in the Bookshop and meet Matthew Finn who is launching his monograph Mother, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing.  Over a thirty year period, from 1987 onwards, Matthew Finn collaborated with his mother, Jean, to document her everyday life through a series of portraits taken in her home in Leeds. This is a record of the ordinary, of a daily routine with which we are all familiar. It is also a record of the gradual shift from middle age to old age, and, in Jean’s case, to the onset of mixed dementia and a move from the family home...

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Vincent Ferrané & François Halard Book Signing. Sat 18 Nov, 16.00 - 18.00

The publisher Tony Cederteg from Libraryman in Stockholm presents his 2 latest exciting publications including the photographers in the Bookshop. Vincent Ferrané will sign copies of his book Milky Way, and François Halard will sign copies of Saul Leiter. Milky Way is a series of pictures of the author’s wife and child during breastfeeding. The aesthetic aspect is determined by the feeding behaviour which imposes its geometry on bodies and on space they occupy. These images contain familiar echoes of classic icons but adorn themselves with modern elements. From these everyday moments, seized with harshness, without bitterness, emerges the force...

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Pentti Sammallahti & Kristoffer Albrecht. Booksigning. Thu 16 Nov, 17.00 - 17.45

Please join us in the Bookshop for a Booksigning with the two Finnish photographers Pentti Sammallahti & Kristoffer Albrecht ahead of the opening of their exhibition in our Print Sales Gallery on the same night. Pentti will sign copies of his now legendary photobook, which was published on the occasion of his exhibition in Arles in 2012. It was issued in several editions in various countries. We will have signed copies of the French edition Ici au Loin, produced by Actes Sud, available for preorder shortly. (The English edition Here Far Away, published by Dewi Lewis is out of print.)...

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