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Photo Stroll through the Nine-Point Perspective show on the evening of the Private View

So here’s the evidence. The Private View goes ahead, with over 200 people visiting throughout the evening. Thanks to the lovely and talented photographer  Phillip Reed for taking these photos for us on the night, much appreciated and to all who came out despite the riots earlier in the week, it meant a lot. All photos © Phillip Reed

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Nine-Point Perspective show gets online reviews while we all recover and then the chariot appears

What a week of extremes! And I don’t say that lightly. After the riots, pushing to get the show up and trying to get back to some semblance of normality, the local Shri Kanagathurkkai Amman Hindu Temple hosted its annual Chariot Festival. Reports put the no of attendees at somewhere between 5-10,000 people from all over London, which is quite a wide estimate.

But then, some lovely comments/review about the show have been posted online. I leave you with a few:

Review London 24

A marshmallow-tinged view from Vue Represents blog

Carole Evans Photography blog makes her pick of the crop in Ways of Seeing

See over for a peek at the Chariot Festival as I encountered it when I stepped outside to find a line of men wearing lungis rolling along the middle of the street holding coconuts. When I said it’s been a week of extremes, I meant it – humanity sure is a funny species.. All photos © Miranda Gavin.

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Photo show – Nine-Point Perspective 24 hour Private View countdown for tomorrow

Preview of the last day of hanging and the 24 hour countdown starts now.

All going ahead, come join us tomorrow from 6-9pm to celebrate the opening of the show from the ashes of the previous few nights the Phoenix of creativity will always rise. Come raise a glass with us, and share some laughter. All photos Miranda Gavin.

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Photo News – Nine-Point Perspective group photo show install at Hotshoe Gallery as London riots hit


Monday evening and we start to hang the first Tri-pod group show Nine-Point Perspective: Ways of Seeing ahead of the Private View on Thursday 11 August from 6-9pm. Wood panels to be cut to precise size for snug window fit; walls to be painted; false walls built and shelves added.
Next, we head home and get caught in the rioting in Brixton and Ealing. Long night with helicopters and police sirens, huge plasma TV in box is thrown, and lands, in the front garden and loot stashed near neighbour’s bins, cars driving by picking up groups from the street, while smash and grabs take place up the road.

The next day the aftermath – local resident a 60-year-old is ‘critical’ after clashing with rioters reports local paper and news that the local Panasonic shop lost £200,000 of electrical goods, which could account for the TV.

Today, Tuesday and we head back to the gallery…
Then the shops in Hatton Garden near Farringdon are boarded up and we are advised to leave the gallery. But not before we get some more done in preparation for the show and the wall gets a lick of grey paint.

Let’s see how it all pans out. The Private View is on Thursday so we need to take stock tomorrow. People are asking about whether we are going ahead, and so far we still are, despite some set backs.

Seba Kurtis‘s book signing for Drowned in Hackney was cancelled last night, and Toby Smith‘s talk at The Frontline Club, see last post, was cancelled tonight.
Back home and word at our local Tesco is not good, security guard advises a group went in and one of them said, “We’re coming back to finish what  started”.

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Photo News – PhotoBook London final call for self-published book submissions and print auction for Japan both at Hotshoe Gallery

If you have a self-published book that you want to expose, then check out the PhotoBook London book fair and follow this link, PhotoBook submissions. The deadline for submissions is 8 August and it is free, however, if your book is selected you will need to provide two copies, including the one you submit, to PhotoBook London in exchange.

The PhotoBook London fair is a weekend event at Hotshoe Gallery, London running from 2 – 5 September to promote independent and self published photo books as well as give photographers and publishers a platform to get their books seen and sold. There will also be around 15 carefully-selected publishers and a curated table of individual self published book submissions.

Architecture for Humanity and Hotshoe Gallery will host a charity print sale/auction of photographs on 5 August at Hotshoe Gallery from 6-8pm to raise funds for the long term reconstruction of the tsunami devastated north east region of Japan.

The prints will be on show from 2 August and will go up for auction on 5 August. There will also be a chance to bid on the pictures during the course of the exhibition, so some may fetch a higher end price.

The photographs were submitted through an open call with a brief “to evoke and celebrate Japanese culture”. The response was overwhelming with entries from both established and emerging photographers from all over the world and now 100 photographs have been selected for the charity print sale and auction.

All proceeds will go directly to the Architecture for Humanity project office in Sendai. All the photographs are framed (30cm×40cm), Lamda C-type prints on Fuji Crystal Archive paper. The starting donation is £50 which includes the print and frame.

Architecture for Humanity, a non profit organisation which offers building and design support in response to humanitarian and emergency needs, is working on the ground in Sendai on a number of projects including an orphanage, an art and music therapy centre, an ‘urban acupuncture’ initiative to help get small businesses back on their feet to kick start economic recovery on a local level, a small scale fishing village reconstruction (rebuilding along the coastline is not included in the Japanese government’s 10 year plan). The operation is being headed by a team of top Japanese architects and overseen by the charity’s founder, Cameron Sinclair.

Contributing Photographers include:
Alekh Ajayaghosh, Maxwell Anderson, Rumi Ando, Guy Archard, Jake Baggaley, Jamie Box, Rachel Brown, Jake Burge, Douglas Capron, James Carney, Akos Czigany, Kate Elliott, Meighan Ellis, Niccolò Fano, Lisa Fleming, Ryo Fujimoto, Clare Gallagher, Shinsuke Kiryu, Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek, Yuri Gomi, Brian Griffin, Sunil Gupta, Tom Hartford, Fiona Harvey, Kelly Hill, Thom Hudson, Tom Hunter, Barry W Hughes, Marcin Jary, James O Jenkins, Maria Kapajeva, Heidi Kayla, Fujimi Kawase, Dong Yoon Kim, Yuki Kishino, Shiho Kito, Karen Knorr, Bashi Kolibarova, Koichi Kuroda, Marten Lange, John Maclean, William Mackrell, Masayo Matsuda, Nektarios Markogiannis, Peter McDonnell, Chris Meigh-Andrews, Kanji Mizutani, Sara Naim, David Nix, Laura Noel, Jenny Nordquist, Yuji Obata, Eye Ohashi, Ale, Pavlou, Marian Alanso Perez, Peter Puklus, Wendy Pye, Bruno Quinquet, Pedro Ramos, Andras Ridovics, Stephen Roe, Christina Saez, Micah Sarut, Yann Sivault, Candice Shavalia, Evsen Sobek, Rachel Stanley, Go Takayama, Aruha Yamaoka , Keita Yasukawa, Rasmus Vasli, Donald Weber

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Last call for print submissions For Japan exhibition and print sale at Hotshoe Gallery in August

FOR JAPAN Print sale from 2 – 6 August
Architecture for Humanity and Hotshoe Gallery  are calling for submissions of photographs on the theme of Japan that will be exhibited for sale at For Japan (2-6 August) to raise funds for the long term reconstruction of the earthquake/tsunami devastated region around Sendai.

Images for the print show will be selected from the images submitted and where submitted in digital format will be printed by Metro Imaging free of charge.

Photographers are invited to submit relevant images in a digital format (30cmx40cm 300 dpi Tiff file in Adobe 98)

Submissions to be sent by email to [email protected]

Print images can be submitted directly to the Hotshoe Gallery, 29-31 Saffron Hill EC1N 8SW

The proceeds from the sale of the photographs will go directly to the AfH office in Sendai.

Architecture for Humanity is a non profit design organisation and has been involved in post disaster relief since 1999. After the tsunami, an office was set up in Sendai with a team of Japanese architects to contribute design and development expertise. Five projects have been initially earmarked including a small village reconstruction, temporary residential housing, an orphanage with an art and music therapy centre.

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Modern Visions: Hungarian Photography Then and Now

“It is impossible to imagine the history of photography without the contributions of a vast array of extraordinary talents from Hungary. As the cliché went, “You don’t have to be Hungarian to be a great photographer—but it helps.” From the press release.

Stone Ball, 1992 © Gábor Kerkes

School Ball, 1965. © János Szász Estate

If you love black and white photography, want to see some gorgeous prints and are curious to know more about Hungarian photography, then head over to Farringdon where Hotshoe Gallery opened its new show Modern Visions: Hungarian Photography Then and Now.

On show are two bodies of work from two photographers whose oeuvre spans the mid 20th Century to the present day, János Szász and Gábor Kerekes. “Their work epitomizes the Hungarian talent for innovation and artistic expression that continues the great tradition established by Brassaï, André Kertész, Martin Munkácsi, Robert Capa and László Moholy-Nagy.”

The show is curated by international editor of the magazine Bill Kouwenhoven who took some pix on the opening night. See over to find out more about the show and get a peek inside…

From the press release:

“János Szász’s work remained largely unknown outside of Hungary until recently when it was heralded as the most important artistic discovery of Pécs2010 and called “a true find, one to re-write the annals of European photography” by photography historian Ulrich Rüter (formerly of the F.C. Gundlach Foundation). Szász was born in Pécs and trained as a lawyer graduating with honours. Under the Socialist regimes of the post-war era he was unable to practice law and turned to photography and supported himself as a sign-painter.

“Both photographers moved by stages from landscapes in the case of Szász, and architectural subjects in the case of Kerekes through distinct forms of Modernism inflected by the dynamic energies of Molholy-Nagy with his radical use of perspective and reduction to graphic abstractions. Each photographer, too, in his way experimented with manipulations of photographic techniques and materials with Kerekes taking over in the 1990s from where Szász left off in the 1980s.

Modern Visions curator Bill Kouwenhoven, © Miranda Gavin,

Opening of Modern Visions, Hotshoe Gallery, © Bill Kouwenhoven

“Since his discovery in the West after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Kerekes has been heralded as the master who brought post war Hungarian photography to light.  His work, which combines the Hungarian love for technology and dynamism, has been widely collected in Europe and America and Kerekes as one of the most important living Hungarian photographers. Regardless of whichever process he uses, his images reflect his great forebears and the forceful vision of János Szász. As such, Kerekes represents a turning point in the history of Hungarian photography and a bridge between the old and the new Hungary.

Colin Finlay, Hotshoe Gallery manager at Modern Visions © Bill Kouwenhoven

“Both Szász and Kerekes can be seen as having continued this great Hungarian tradition of innovation and artistic articulation in photography throughout the difficult years of the 20th century that saw so many changes in Hungarian society and politics. Their work can also be seen as inspirational to the younger generation of Hungarian photographers now coming of age 20 years after the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe.”

Opening of Modern Visions, Hotshoe Gallery, © Bill Kouwenhoven

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