The Photographic Angle Blog - Sep 2011

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The Monster Beneath The Water - A Profound Photo Documentary.

Posted on 1st Oct 2011 by Antony

The Monster Beneath the Water is a profound photo documentary on the effect of the BP oil disaster on a small fishing community.


The Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Melanie Burford traveled to Louisiana soon after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and immersed herself in the culture of Delacroix Island, where fishermen were clinging to a way of life that was in jeopardy even before the oil spill headed their way. This is one photographers deep meditation on one area of ecological disaster.






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Vernacular Photography

Posted on 14th Sep 2011 by Antony

Our new submissions theme is 'Vernacular Photography' and we will be taking submissions until the 1st December. We look forward to viewing people's contributions to this multifaceted project title.

Vernacular Photography

Vernacular photography or amateur photography refers to the creation of photographs by amateur or unknown photographers who take everyday life and common things as subjects.- (wikipedia).

"Aesthetically unpretentious, generally functional images made by amateur snapshooters or grass-roots professionals"- Robin Lenman.

Examples of vernacular photography are: Family Snapshots, Travel Photos, Photo Booth, School/ID Photos, Amateur Portraits, Souvenir Type Photos & Works by Itinerant Photographers

Invented in France and England in the first part of the 19th Century, Photography was for a long time stuck in the portrait studio where the upper classes went to have their picture taken. Within months of Daguerre's 1839 announcement of his photographic breakthrough in Paris, many amateurs began experimenting with the daguerreotype process capturing their members of their families in what would be the first family photographs. By the 1890's there had been a tremendous rise in amateur photography with the arrival of smaller formats and more simple cameras to use. The family album was born, where visual fragments of daily life were collected and preserved.

This exhibition will attempt to explore the genre of vernacular photography. Submissions can be found, appropriated, re-interpreted or the product of the artists own traditional made photographs.

Please download the PDF for more information, please visit our 'Submit to Exhibit' page to submit work for us to consider exhibiting.

This theme was researched and written on for the The Photographic Angle by Malin Sjoberg, former assistant to the coordinator of exhibitions for MAGNUM photos Paris. M.Sjoberg is currently based in the UK and works both as a practitioner, specialising in historic photographic processes, and as a freelance photographic consultant having studied photography at Rockport College Maine, the Art Institute of Boston and several workshops under the tutelage of Scully & Osterman.



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The Royal Photographic Society

Posted on 13th Sep 2011 by Antony


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I have returned to Devon having been a guest at the at the Royal Society in London for the MaCallan Royal Photographic Society annual awards ceremony. I return both inspired and awed. Inspired by not just the quality of some of the images shown but also by feeling of dedication which you get when sharing a room with so many people who are dedicated to photography.

I was in awe of some of the work by the recepients of the awards ranging from the RPS Postgraduate Bursary which went to Huw Wahl for his courageous work across the peace divide with Israelis and Palestinians to the The RPS Award for Outstanding Service to Photography awarded to Philippe Garner HonFRPS for his work as a champion of photography over the last four decades in his personal passion for the medium, as well as in his professional role as Christie's International Head of Photographs and 20th Century Decorative Art and Design.

While there I was also fortunate enough to meet the incoming Director General of the Society- Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS, Mr Pritchard will be officially taking on the full role from the 20th of September, and although he will be taking the helm at the worlds oldest Photographic society his passion for the medium since the age of ten, his professional experience as a tutor, auctioneer photographer and phd study of the British Photographic Industry will, I'm sure, stand him in good stead.

Until next year my thanks to the society and best wishes to them on their ongoing exploration and support of photography.

- Antony, Creative Director tpa


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PhotoVoice And Tpa

Posted on 6th Sep 2011 by Antony

tpa are extremely pleased to have started working collaboratively on a new exhibition tour with PhotoVoice. Whilst most of the time PhotoVoice are viewed from afar with something akin to envy for the professional running of their organisation, great quality of work and continued progress in the field of participatory photography now we have the opportunity to help them reach a wider audience with their work. Please see the video below (narrated by patron Nick Danziger) for more about these guys also on our exhibition and themes page you will see details of our first collaborative project VOICES as well as further details.







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RITUALS OF RECREATION · Exhibition Tour In Milton Keynes

Posted on 6th Sep 2011 by Antony

Our Rituals of Recreation touring exhibition has now reached Milton Keynes and is free at the point of entry for anyone who wants to see a diverse interpretation of this intriguing title theme. After Milton Keynes this exhibition shall move onto central London where it will be exhibited over 21 floor and will include over 150 images. Please visit out exhibition themes page for further information.
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Recreation 1- Stephern Connell


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