Photo Book of the Month: Hidden

Hidden exhibition catalogue, cover from OXO gallery by Children's Society On last night's BBC Look North, I watched a report that stated there were over 15,000 young carers in Yorkshire, contributing to a total figure of 166,000 young carers in England. The report featured an interview with The Children's Society where the organisation expressed concern that this figure might just be the "tip of the iceberg". With many young people falling under the radar their's a genuine concern that many young carers remain "hidden". Continue reading Photo Book of the Month: Hidden

Photo Book of the Month: View from Above

View from Above Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans: View from Above

I first discovered Wolfgang Tillmans at the Turner Prize exhibition in 2000, which he won. I was instantly drawn to his work, immersed in a world of images that I'd never seen the likes of before. Continue reading Photo Book of the Month: View from Above

Photobook of the Month (Halloween Special): In Camera Francis Bacon

In Camera, Francis Bacon book

Photobook: In Camera Francis Bacon - Photography, Film and the Practice of Painting

For Halloween I wanted to look at a photobook that was dark, harrowing and disturbing... but still fascinating and brilliant. I think the works of Francis Bacon are both transfixing and haunting. To me, paintings like 'Study after Velázquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X' are as powerful as a scene directed by John Carpenter. Continue reading Photobook of the Month (Halloween Special): In Camera Francis Bacon

Photo Book of the Month: Reporting the World

John Pilger Great Witness Photographers Last month we finally got to watch Lee Daniels' film 'The Butler'. It was a thought provoking film with several powerful scenes and performances. Throughout the film I couldn't stop thinking about a photo I'd seen years ago at an exhibition in the Barbican. Continue reading Photo Book of the Month: Reporting the World

Photo Book of the Month: Liquid Land, Rena Effendi

I first discovered Rena Effendi's photography about this time last year, when I went to see her exhibition and listen to her speak at Impressions Gallery, Bradford. I was immediately drawn to her work her use of light and colour throughout the project Liquid Land is exemplary. I had no hesitation in buying the book from the Impressions Gallery bookshop straight after the talk! Continue reading Photo Book of the Month: Liquid Land, Rena Effendi

Photo Book of the Month: The Americans, Robert Frank

The Americans Robert Frank Cover In the mid 1950's, Robert Frank won the commission of a lifetime. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded him a grant to travel the US and capture American society in all it's manifestations. Continue reading Photo Book of the Month: The Americans, Robert Frank