March 2011

Fun over Function: The vernacular photographic exhibition as wishing well, ghost train and curiosity shop

Exhibition review:
The House of Vernacular, curated by Martin Parr, Fabrica, Brighton
2 October – 28 November 2010
Curator and photographer Martin Parr, well-known for his playful approach to popular taste, has a long-standing fascination with the excesses of mass-produced, brightly-coloured kitsch. His personal (and now published) collections, for example, include Saddam Hussein watches, trade union ceramics, and the (seemingly) most banal of picture postcards. His own photography… Read More

Course Director BA & MA Photography

Kingston University is renowned internationally for the high quality of its fine art provision. Building on the existing excellent team and facilities we are now seeking an experienced practitioner and educator to champion the further development of photography and to launch and develop MA Photography.
We require a practitioner with academic experience to work closely with an established team of practicing, fractional and part-time staff to lead the BA and MA Photography… Read More

This is what democracy looks like
A photographic protest in two symbolic acts
On 26 March 2011, thousands of people will take to the streets of London to demonstrate against the government’s cuts to public spending. These cuts will wreck the lives of millions, devastating our jobs, pay, pensions, NHS, education, transport, postal and other services. The government claims the cuts are unavoidable because the welfare state has been too generous. The protestors say this is nonsense…. Read More

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