Started to hang our show in London today. Busy day tomorrow, 68 prints to put up!
Opening night (and free bar with wine and ale courtesy of Skinner’s Brewery) is at 6pm this Tuesday, 12th March. The show is running until 7th April.
93-103 Drummond Street
London NW1 2HJ
You can view our accompanying website to get a taster of the show at www.insight2013.co.uk
Hope to see you there!
9:25 pm • 10 March 2013 • 7 notes
Falmouth University’s 2nd year BA (Hons) Press and Editorial Photography are putting on their 2nd year exhibition. The show, taking place at Calumet, London, will exhibit a variety of work from 34 different photographers.
Private view: 7pm, 12 March
Running from 12 March - 7 April
93-103 Drummond Street
London NW1 2HJ
2:54 pm • 9 February 2013 • 5 notes
The Ninth Month - Alex Atack
For the last 15 years, Dubai has rapidly been establishing itself as one of the fastest growing mega-cities in the world. A Middle Eastern hub for infrastructure, art, culture and diversity, the city is home to a melting pot of people from a range of religious and cultural backgrounds - it is estimated that only around 12% of the UAE population are Emirati locals. Despite this, the city’s Arabic and Muslim traditions hold their place as an integral part of daily life, and this is exemplified during the holy month of Ramadan - the ninth of the Muslim calendar.
As the Muslim calendar is 11 to 12 days shorter than a solar year, the 29-30 days of Ramadan migrate from year to year. In 2012, it fell between 20th July - 18th August. Between these dates, Muslims must abstain from drinking, eating and smoking between daylight hours - during a Dubai summer, usually 6am - 7pm. The purpose of this is to allow time for the individual to disconnect from worldly entities, to cleanse the soul and to allow time for self-reflection. After the last sighting of the sun, Muslims break their fast with a meal called Iftar - a celebratory meal, often shared with friends or family.
In Western media outlets, the Middle East is almost exclusively depicted as a place of danger and conflict, and, with Islam being the dominant religion in the region, it is not common to see a positive take on Muslim culture from the news outlets that we digest on a day-to-day basis. This project is a simple documentation of daily life during the Ramadan period in the United Arab Emirates.
One of four awesome new stories up on www.insight2013.co.uk. New work from 2nd year Press & Editorial Photography every Monday and an exhibition on 15 March - 5 April 2013 at Calumet, Drummond Street, London!
7:43 pm • 21 January 2013 • 6 notes
Here’s the link to the 2nd year BA (Hons) Press & Editorial Photography exhibition website I’ve been working on. Every Monday there will be new photojournalism uploaded until the 12th March when we start exhibiting at Calumet, Drummond Street, London, for a month.
12:24 am • 15 January 2013 • 3 notes
Some portraits of Oscar and Sam for our London exhibition website. Going live on Monday!
6:41 pm • 12 January 2013 • 1 note
As Instagram may have told you, for the last few days we’ve been hanging and curating Philip Blenkinsop’s “Jungle Diary” exhibition. It’s been a great experience and you should definitely check out the exhibition, and “in conversation” talk on Thursday 10th January at the Poly. Tickets are available from The Poly on 01326 319461 or visit: www.thepoly.org
“Blenkinsop’s name has become synonymous with forgotten conflicts, from cannibalism in Borneo and guerillas in East Timor to the plight of Hmong Veterans lost deep in Laos’ forbidden jungle. More recently, Blenkinsop has undertaken the lonelier task of highlighting global environmental issues. His reports covering the Chinese earthquake won the 2008 Visa d’or News award, one of three Visa d’or awards he has won.
Blenkinsop goes to great lengths to ensure the integrity of his subjects. Through personal notes written on his photographs and his hand assembled books, Blenksinsop wrestles with the limitations of photojournalism.
This is Philip Blenkinsop’s first UK exhibition and is held in partnership with Falmouth University from which he accepted an Honorary Fellowship in September 2012.”
5:07 pm • 5 January 2013 • 10 notes
Pig House Pictures opened the doors to it’s first exhibition last night. I can’t put into words how proud we all are, and how excited we are for what happens next. The exhibition even blocked Falmouth High Street!
The magazine is now available online by clicking here.
The exhibition is running at The Poly, Falmouth, until 14th May.
Photograph by David White.
11:50 am • 9 May 2012 • 3 notes
Spent the afternoon helping set up Guy Martin’s exhibition “Shifting Sands” at The Poly in Falmouth, then went for a drive with Rob to photograph the billboard advertisements at bus stops around Truro and Falmouth! This is from Guy’s body of work “The Missing”, the lost men of the Arab Spring.
If you like, go to www.cartelphotos.com and purchase a limited edition print from either Libya or Egypt, at £50.00 each. The proceeds go to the Rory Peck Trust as Guy’s chosen charity.
8:14 pm • 6 January 2012 • 20 notes