STREET / FORM investigates photography’s relationship with the urban landscape and street culture. The juxtaposition of shape and form, the encounters with the unknown, the intimacy with strangers. 70 photographers from around the world find inspiration in the street.
As part of this world-class festival programme, Shutter Hub are hosting a week long exhibition, taking over an empty property in the Rotterdam-Zuid area and filling it with over 100 large scale newspaper prints.
I didn’t make it over to Holland but great to see Pippa Healey and Mieke Douglas did. I exhibited with them, with Shutterhub in London last year for ”Out of the Ordinary”. I met Pippa then and met Mieke at RPSII in London. Oliver was also exhibiting with a photo he took in Vietnam (of two hats on a wall), my photography is of the Punk women, whom I met in Blackpool during Rebellion festival.
We brought the show to Blackpool. Proud to have my image of Kate Yates on the invitation.
Fabulous video of the opening night made by Anna Paprzycka.
A little bit of background on how it all started and before we hung the show. There were four curators, Dawn Mander, Libby Nightingale, Kate Yates and Marianne van Loo.
We also arranged a number of photographers talks. I Skyped with Brooke, a female trucker, photographed by Anne Marie Michel. Vanessa Ansa from the RPS talks about her experience of the night and coming to visit us at Blackpool.
Dawn, Kate and Libby talking about the exhibition at HIVE.
Another submission through curatorspace. My images of Kate Yates got chosen to be displayed at gallery 44AD in Bath. The theme for submission was a (muse). (Although we were in the midst of preparations for #unframingblackpool, I managed to get set some prints sent of just in time for the exhibition in Bath. It opened on the 8th August till the 18th August.