'Get Up' by Tom Wood, 2005
The Photographer's Gallery is hosting a new exhibition by Tom Wood.
The exhibition, called 'Men and Women' is the first major UK show of Tom's work.
Since 1973 until the early 2000s, Irish born Wood has been continuously recording the everyday lives of the people of Liverpool and the Merseyside area. This exhibition will showcase over sixty previously unpublished portraits. It will also feature a selection of vintage prints and book dummies of his now out-of-print publications Looking for Love (1989), All Zones off Peak (1998) and Photieman (2005). Presenting an overview of Wood’s publishing output the show will provide new insights into his working methods and distinctive photographic style.
Trust and empathy are both key elements in Wood’s practice and his photographs are the result of considered observation, offering affirmative responses to moments from the lives of those he pictures. Exhibition highlights include Charlie and Alan (1977), a photograph depicting his father and cousin during a visit to their family home in Ireland; 20 and 13 (2008), a snapshot of his two sons; Not Miss New Brighton (1978/79) an image featuring two young women sitting on top of a red car posing for the camera; and Mrs Coulson (1973), one of the very first photographs taken by Wood picturing his landlady resting on the grass on a summer’s day.
The exhibition is on from the 12 October 2012 until the 6 January 2013 at The Photography Gallery.
For more information, visit The Photographer's Gallery