On Camera, photographers photographed - an exhibition of rarely seen vintage
photographs from the Camera Press Archive- opens at Tom Blau Gallery on 10 April
and continues until 16 May 2003.
The act of taking a photograph is something that is familiar to most of us.
Whether professional or amateur, for business or for pleasure, we have all taken
photographs at some time. Less common is for photographers themselves to be
captured on film.
Street photojournalism, fashion shoots, holiday snaps, family portraits and
celebrity paparazzi shots all feature in this exhibition of photographers at
work. It includes the famous- John Lennon seen filming with his cine camera,
style guru Cecil Beaton caught in a mirror reflection whilst photographing the
actress Katherine Hepburn- and the unknown. A camera clad Japanese crowd reinforcing
our stereotypical view contrasts with startling images of nuns sporting military-style
cameras. Historical events such as Korean propaganda and a Ku Klux Klan rally
also contribute to this fascinating collection of images.
This intriguing show comprises some 45 images originally produced in the fifties
and sixties for publication and includes work by Gyenes, Jane Bown and Peter
Sellers. These vintage prints are one of a kind, and are available for sale
Caught On Camera
TOM BLAU GALLERY,
21 QUEEN ELIZABETH STREET,
10 April16 May 2003
Open Mon-Fri 10.00-18.00