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Harman announce Focus plans - Harman Technology are set to stage a Larry Herman exhibition at this years Focus On Imaging.
Harman Technology Limited’s appearance at this year’s Focus On Imaging looks set to be on one of the most exciting ever for the company. Having already announced that it’s inkjet brand Harman Photo will be giving away 2,500 free sample packs of its new Gloss FB AL Warmtone paper and that sister brand Ilford Photo will be relaunching its Process and Print service at Europe’s largest imaging event, Harman have now revealed that they are also planning to stage a unique exhibition.
Sponsored by the company’s specialist monochrome business, Ilford Photo, the exhibition of work by Larry Herman is viewable at Stand E60, Hall 9 throughout the course of the event (running from 10am on Sunday 24th February through to 5pm on Wednesday 27th February 2008).
Larry, whose prints can be found in many public and private collections, is perhaps one of the most acclaimed social photographers in the world today. His work enjoys international acclaim and has led to him winning several awards as well as grants from the Ford Foundation and the International Fund for Concerned Photography in New York. He was also a finalist in the International Fund for Documentary Photography, San Francisco.
This particular exhibition, which will start at Focus before going on national tour, is entitled Waged London and represents two years of Larry’s work. The shots document and acknowledge the working lives of millions, who, through their often low-paid labour in areas such as healthcare, transportation, manufacturing and tourism, underpin the entire economy of the Capital.
Speaking of the exhibition, Larry said: “I am genuinely excited by the chance to exhibit some of my work in progress from Waged London at Focus on Imaging 2008. Some 30,000 people pass through the event; all of different ages, interests, backgrounds and occupations. The opportunity to showcase true silver halide prints to such a large and diverse audience is great news, not just for me, but for the wider medium of monochrome photography.”
Also commenting on the event, Ilford Photo Marketing Director, Howard Hopwood, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Larry. By helping to stage his exhibition, we feel we are entering into the true spirit of Focus on Imaging. We hope it will inspire people in their own photographic endeavours, demonstrate what is truly achievable with Ilford Photo products and show how there’s still an important place for analogue alongside digital photography.”