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Photo Shots – Photography and Death at Photofusion with work by Andre Penteado and Joachim Froese


DETAILS in photos above from Dad’s Suicide by Andre Penteado

I went, I saw, I listened. Thanks to Photofusion, Sue Steward, Andre Penteado and Joachim Froese for a thought-provoking evening of conversation, lively discussion and viewing themed around the sensitive subject of death.

For those of you who like to look rather than read, see over for more photos. Reflections to come – I want to have a chat on the blog with Andre about his body of work Dad’s Suicide, so will leave it until then.

All iPhone photos © Miranda Gavin.

(L-R) Andre Penteado, Sue Steward and Joachim Froese

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Photo talk and show – Photography and Death with Andre Penteado and Joachim Froese in conversation with Sue Steward

“After his suicide I felt very guilty and lonely. A sense of failure and a feeling that I could have done something to prevent what happened overtook me. I felt a lot of anger towards him as well. I couldn’t believe what he had done to himself and to all of us who loved him so much.” Andre Penteado speaking about his dad’s suicide.

© Andre Penteado, Dad's Hangers

If you are south London way tonight, then why not head over to Photofusion for a talk Photography & Death starting at 18.30. Independent curator and journalist Sue Steward will be in conversation with Andre Penteado and Joachim Froese The talk tonight costs £5 (£3.50 members and students).

The exhibition brings together two bodies of work, Joachim Froese, Archive and Andre Penteado’s, Dad’s Suicide, (his father took his life in 2007) both of which are concerned with the process following the death of a parent. “Taking different approaches to a very sensitive subject, the making of the projects was a type of therapy for the photographers as they dealt with the sense of loss and grief.” Check out the talk tonight, I’ll be there too, and if you can’t make the talk the exhibition runs until 18 November.

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