Tom Wood talk and book launch

18 May 2013, 10:00 to 12:00

Please note: we have just heard (13 May) that the new book might not be ready in time for this event. However we hope to arrange a separate signing session once it is published.

'There can be no doubt that Wood is one of the most important, yet elusive and misunderstood, photographers in contemporary British and European photographic culture.' - Michael Grieve, British Journal of Photography
 
'The New Yorker's photography critic, Vince Aletti, once memorably described Wood's style as "loose, instinctive and dead-on" adding "he makes Martin Parr look like a formalist". That just about nails it. At first glance, the photographs in Men and Women look like a mishmash of styles and approaches, with what look like snapshots interspersed with more straightforward portraits, often in black and white. On closer inspection, though, you see the unerring eye of a photographer for whom there are no rules.' - Sean O'Hagan, The Guardian
 
We are delighted to welcome photographer Tom Wood, 'Photie Man', for his first public talk in the city where he made the majority of his work. He will show a broad selection of his work, and answer questions. The event is followed by the Liverpool launch and signing of his new book in two volumes, Men and Women. Signed copies of both volumes will cost £48 while you can buy one or the other for £25.
 
Please note that the book is due to be ready by the date of the talk but it is not certain. However the talk will go ahead whatever happens.

His early work will be on display at the Walker in Liverpool, while a major summary of his work shows at the National Media Museum in Bradford.
 
TICKETS: £7 (£6 for unwaged, £5 for Redeye members). If any tickets are left, the price on the door will be £10.
 
Location: The Bluecoat Performance Space
 
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