Presentation to Keynsham Photographic Society

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Last evening, I was privileged to be asked to talk at Keynsham Photographic Society. I shared some of the photographers that inspire me, and showed some of my own work, exploring related themes, and with their associated stories. It was great fun! I talked about Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), Robert Frank (1924), Saul Leiter (1923-2013), William Eggleston (1939) and Hioji Kubota (1939). …

PROVOKE: Between PROTEST and PERFORMANCE

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The Japanese photo magazine ‘Provoke’ only published three issues in 1968 and 1969. It was a rejection of many of the then-prevailing photographic norms. And it uniquely caught the 1960’s era of protest against American military bases on Japanese soil, Tokyo’s Narita airport extension and more. It also reflected growing Japanese confidence and self-identification after WWII. Provoke was a photographic …