Event Archive

Kristina Jurotschkin: Nothing but Clouds. Book Presentation & Signing, Wed 15 Nov, 18.30 - 20.00

Please join us and meet photographer Kristina Jurotschkin who will be presenting her first book Nothing but Clouds, published by MACK. Kristina will talk about her work in our ground floor Café from 18.30, followed by a Book Signing in the Bookshop. Nothing but Clouds were the words used by the research commission in Andrey Tarkovsky’s 1986 film Solaris to deny video evidenced traces of alien life on the planet. Taking this disclaimer as the title, this meditative book by Kristina Jurotschkin brings together images, made in various places in Europe over numerous years, from her photographic archive. The result...

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Trevor Appleson: Portable Studio. Book Launch & Signing. Thu 9 Nov, 18.00 - 20.00

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...

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PETRIe 68: Magazine Launch. Thu 2 Nov, 18.00 - 20.00

Join us in the Bookshop for the launch of the Autumn Issue of the Magazine PETRIe, titled Not Your Savage. The team around the founder & editor Zadrian Smith will be around for a chat, drinks and music will be provided. As the makers of PETRIe describe it, their "aim is to trouble conventions of the normal and the mainstream, as they still permeate our cultures, and drive inequality. In this, we explore creative niches, alternative aesthetics, and sub-versive narratives, which break with crippling traditions and habitual prejudice..." Free event, no booking.    

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Matt Writtle: Sunday - A Portrait of 21st Century England, Book Launch. Thu 26 Oct, 18.00 - 20.00

Join us and meet photographer Matt Writtle, who is launching his self published photobook Sunday in our Bookshop. Matt has been documenting the habits of a nation on its traditional day of rest, to see how they reflect our increasingly secular society. He selected 12 subjects spanning a range of ages, backgrounds and locations across England, from a group of blind ramblers and a halal chicken farmer to a football fan and shoppers at Ikea. Published after a successful Kickstarter campaign, Sunday tells the story of 12 English Sundays and offers a snapshot of 21st century England.    Matt Writtle...

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Wim Wenders: Book Signing. Sun 22 Oct, 15.00 - 16.30

Please join us and meet Wim Wenders who will be in the Bookshop to sign copies of the Exhibition title Instant Stories, published by Thames & Hudson. A selection of his other photobooks will be available as well. Free event, no booking. Instant Stories accompanies the Exhibition of Wenders' Polaroids, on show at The Photographers' Gallery from 20  Oct. The book is a photographic road trip through theb life of the artist, from his early travels through America's landscapes to the German provinces and beyond.

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