Event Archive

Aaron Schuman: SLANT. Talk & Book Signing. Thu 25 Apr, 18.00 - 20.00

Please join us in the Bookshop for an evening with Aaron Schuman who is presenting his new book project SLANT, published by MACK. In SLANT, Schuman interweaves a selection of police report clippings found in local newspapers, published between 2014-2018, with quietly wry photographs hemade within a thirty-mile radius of Amherst from 2016-18, in response to their unintentionally deadpan descriptions. What began as a genuinely affectionate, tongue-in-cheek take on the small towns where Schuman spent his childhood steadily came to reflect the disquieting rise of “fake news”, “alternative facts”, “post-truth” politics and paranoia in America following the 2016 election.  ...

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Soft Copy 002. Publication Launch. Thu 11 Apr, 18.00 - 20.00

Please join us in the Bookshop and meet Amy & Brian Kanagaki, founders of the New York based imprint and design studio Soft Copy, who are presenting the second release of the eponymous publication: Soft Copy 002   Soft Copy 002 offers a poetical vantage on the photography of Stella Berkofsky, James Tolich, Scott West, Fumi Nagasaka, Thomas Boivin, Sasha Lytvyn, Rory Mulligan, Nastassia Brückin, Jeff Boudreau, and Claudia Smith.   Brian Kanagaki is a photographer and designer based in New York. Born and raised in California, Brian studied Fine Art & Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute. In his professional practice, Brian has designed artist books, self-published photography books, and worked as an art...

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Gavin Watson: Oh! What Fun We Had. Book Launch & Signing. Thu 4 Apr, 18.00 - 20.00

Please join us in the Bookshop and meet photographer Gavin Watson who is presenting his latest publication Oh! What Fun We Had, published by Damiani Editore. Gavin Watson's intimate selection of photographs disrupts the notion of skinheads and council estate residents as problematic figures in an almost endearing manner while still preserving the subversive character of the cult of youth. Gavin Watson has been known for documenting working-class skinhead subculture, at a time and place where the subculture was racially mixed and inclusive. His photographs were published in the books Skins (1994) and Skins and Punks (2008), and the director...

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Marc Vallée: Down and Up in Paris. Book Launch & Signing, Thu 21 Mar, 18.00 - 20.00

Please join us in the Bookshop and meet photographer Marc Vallée who will be launching Down and Up in Paris, his latest self-published zine that documents a graffiti writer at night in Paris. The publication includes a foreword by Rachel Segal Hamilton. Marc Vallée is a London-based documentary photographer whose work is focused on contemporary youth culture within the context of the neoliberal city. Marc’s prints are held in public and private collections including the Museum of London. Tate Britain, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Museum of London and the Martin Parr Collection hold his zines and photobooks in their...

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Sigune Hamann: Freshers. Book Launch & Signing, Thu 14 Mar, 18.00 - 20.00

Please join us in the Bookshop and meet the artist and lecturer Sigune Hamann who is presenting her book project Freshers, published by The Everyday Press. Freshers is the first project of Sigune Hamann's residency working with perception and attention in Experimental Psychology, Oxford University, in collaboration with neuroscientist Prof Kia Nobre and her students. For her project Sigune splits images of students meeting one to one on their first college day and assembles them into new interchanging narratives. Sigune Hamann is a London based artist, and a reader in Art and Media Practice at Camberwell College of Arts, University...

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