Welcome to the February round up of exhibitions and events for 2015.
As always, please use the ‘Leave a reply’ comments box at the end of this post to add details of other photo themed events or exhibitions that you’d like to share – thank you.
Last Chance to see…
The Alternative by Dave Allen and Michael Palin at The Fabric Gallery
Exhibition including photo negatives created with a self constructed film camera.
Including a WW1 Piece.
When 14/01/2015 11:00 – 07/02/2015 17:00
Where The Fabric Gallery, 33a Broadway, Bradford, BD1 1HA
Who Do We Think We Are
Over the past year, we toured Red Saunders’ Hidden exhibition, a series of epic photographs recreating overlooked events from British history, to twelve schools across Bradford.
Students worked with photographer Jonathan Turner to create new artwork, playing roles to re-imagine scenes in British history, as well as producing inventive contemporary portraits. This exhibition looks at identity and what it means to play a part in society.
To read more about the project visit the link below.
Funded by Arts Council England Strategic touring fund with support from Bradford Metropolitan District Council.
Image:Tableau photograph created by students at Hanson Academy in collaboration with artist Jonathan Turner
When 13/12/2014 10:00 – 07/02/2015 17:00
Where Impressions Gallery, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD11SD
20 November 2014 – 5 February 2015
Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger than Fiction – National Media Museum, Bradford
Using the visual languages of journalism, advertising, museum displays and scientific journals, these convincing yet subversive and deadpan works are an investigation into photography’s authority and our inclination to believe what we see. Exhibition highlights include astonishing photographs of mermaid fossils and incredible reports of mysterious fauna…
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
The prestigious photographic portrait award returns with a showcase of the most talented and exciting photographers working across the globe. From over 4,000 submissions by 1,793 photographers this annual exhibition showcases 60 portraits by students, amateurs and established professionals presenting an ambitious approach to photographic portraiture today.
National Portrait Gallery St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE
Sun Nov 30 – Sun Feb 22
4th February 2015 – 11th April 2015
- 12:00pm – 7:00pm every day until Sat 11 Apr 2015
White Cloth Gallery
24 – 26 Aire Street, Leeds, LS1 4HT
We are proud to, once again, support a Yorkshire-based community of emerging photographers in a hugely exciting exhibition of new work.
Documenting transitional and forgotten buildings – abandoned, derelict and always fascinating, these spaces and the images shown represent years of work from journeys around Yorkshire, to exploratory trips across Europe.
Hidden from common view and often of historical significance, these buildings showcase the remnants of past industries or spaces long discarded, from the grand cotton mills of Yorkshire and Greater Manchester, to fossil fuel power generation in the Meuse Valley, Belgium and coal extraction in the Ruhr Valley, Germany.
Through close friendship and a common unhealthy interest in finding, exploring and photographing these spaces, Jemma Roe, Joe Stenson and George McConville have devoted much of their time of the past 5 years to historical photographic documentation.
Realism in Rawiya: Photographic Stories from the Middle East
At Impressions Gallery, Bradford
18th Feb – 16th May 2015
Tamara Abdul Hadi
Realism in Rawiya presents the work of Rawiya, the first all female photographic collective to emerge from the Middle East. With a specific focus on gender and identity, the exhibition presents a thoughtful view of a region in flux, balancing its contradictions while reflecting on social and political issues and stereotypes.
Rawiya, which translates from Arabic to mean ‘she who tells a story’, is made up of artists who established their individual careers as photojournalists by working for news agencies and publications across the Arab world. By living and reporting in the region, they gained an insider’s view of the extremities of these settings, whilst also observing how their reportage could become reframed in the international media’s final edit of events.
Realism in Rawiya is rich with untold stories, from a Palestinian all-female auto racing team and transsexuals in Jerusalem, to cluster bomb survivors trying to rebuild their lives, Iranian mothers of martyrs who visit their son’s grave twice a week and parents in Lebanon who continue to wait for the 17,000 missing to come home.
The photographers see internationally newsworthy events through a local eye, resulting in a personal photographic insight into everyday life in the Middle East. Many artists in Rawiya have also lived the stories they tell, like Dalia Khamissy whose work The Missing: Lebanon(2010 – ongoing) echoes her own experience of her father’s kidnap when she was seven-years old. Artist Newsha Tavakolian states that the work of Rawiya offers ‘a way of breathing within the smothering world of censorship.’
Realism in Rawiya is a touring exhibition by New Art Exchange (NAE), Nottingham, curated by NAE and Saleem Arif Quadry.
Richard and Janet Burdon
Tue 3 February 2015 – Fri 27 February 2015
Richard and Janet Burdon live in Pickering on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. “Our photography is dedicated to the art within the landscape; for us the stark simplicity of a lone tree in a field of snow is a work of art in itself.” Their exhibition is presented in association with Ryedale Artworks. – See more at: http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk/whats-on/richard-and-janet-burdon#sthash.QGBaHsbM.dpuf
Helmsey Arts Centre
Helmsley Arts Centre,
The Old Meeting House,
The Photography Show – 21-24 March 2015 – The NEC, Birmingham
The Photography Show, the event for anyone who loves taking photos, whether you’re a professional, a complete beginner or you’re involved in the imaging industry http://www.photographyshow.com/
Drawn by Light: The Royal Photographic Society Collection
Find out how photography has shaped our perception of the world
From serene landscapes to exquisite nudes, this new exhibition brings together over 200 extraordinary highlights from the collection of the world’s oldest surviving photographic society, by some of the greatest names in photography.
||£8 (Seniors: 50% off on Mondays and Tuesdays)
At the Science Museum, London
Conflict, Time, Photography
Tate Modern: Exhibition
26 November 2014 – 15 March 2015
The Eyal Ofer Galleries
Adult £14.50 (without donation £13.10)
Concession £12.50 (without donation £11.30)
Help Tate by including the voluntary donation to enable Gift Aid
Additional booking fee of £1.75 (£2 via telephone) per transaction applies
Under 12s go free (up to four per parent or guardian)
Several photography workshops are running at the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield – see website for details
Impressions Gallery – photography that gets people looking, thinking and talking
Bradford BD1 1SD
+44 (0) 8450 515 882
National Media Museum, Bradford
The National Media Museum is home to over 3.5 million items of historical and cultural significance, and our diverse Collection encompasses some of the finest and most compelling visual material to be found anywhere in the world.
Amongst the Collection are three pivotal firsts – the world’s earliest known surviving negative, the earliest television footage and the camera that made the earliest moving pictures in Britain.
National Media Museum, Bradford,
Galleries and Museum Shop open daily 10.00 – 18.00
We are a new type of photo group set up to promote the development and sharing of better photography in Leeds and the surrounding region.
We do this through a mix of online and real world activities, including talks, presentations, workshops, photo walks and exhibitions. We invite all inquisitive photographers to join us.
An online resource with a round-up of photography exhibitions throughout the country
A great ‘what’s on’ in Leeds website: http://www.leedsinspired.co.uk/
and a list of galleries throughout Yorkshire can be found here: