Paul Herrmann, Director of Redeye and chair of the British Photographic Council, has today sent the following letter to Birmingham City Council in response to the proposed cuts to the Library of Birmingham and potential closure of the photographic archive there.
Midday on Friday yet almost dark, it was pouring down in Paris. Behind the gloomy arches in the Place des Vosges, it was even darker inside the former residence of esteemed 19th Century French writer Victor Hugo.
‘There are too many pictures now. It’s overwhelming. A flood of images that passes by, and says, ‘why should we remember anything?’ There is too much to remember now, too much to take in,’ said the celebrated photographer Robert Frank recently, according to The Guardian.
Exhibition open until 11th January 2015
by James Chris Parker
The Barbican currently holds an inspiring and thought-provoking exhibition of some of the finest landscape photography representing architecture from the 1930s onwards. The exhibition is truly something special, and a pleasure to view.
1 October 2014-17 January 2015
Hackney Museum marked Photomonth with a display of thousands of images unearthed from the archival material of R.A Gibson Photographic Studio, based on Clapton Road.
Photomonth photography festival sits in East London and celebrates a vast collection of photography in galleries and venues until late November. Based in local areas including Spitalfields, Shoreditch, Bethnal Green in Tower Hamlets, Dalston, Homerton and Hoxton in Hackney. In these locations you can find an abundance of events, talks, pop-up shops and even a café-crawl that are still on for another month. The festival couldn’t be more different from those events usually held in galleries with white washed walls upon walls.
Redeye member Lynne Connolly reviews the panel discussion ‘How photography informed and influenced the Northern Ireland peace process’ at Oxford Photography Festival.
The power of the image
by Lynne Connolly
A big topic and a big panel of speakers to tackle it, including photographers, politicians, journalists and theorists: Sir Jonathan Phillips, Paul Murphy MP, Philip Jacobson, Mike Abrahams (photographer), Gerry Fitzgerald (photographer and Belfast Telegraph editor), Dr Sandra Plummer, and Lord Trimble.