Colin Jones began his career as a photographer with the London Observer but has since worked for many international magazines,including Life, Geo, Nova, and National Geographic.
Colin Jones - The Black HouseOne of the most explosive photography projects of the 1970s was a series shot by Colin Jones for the London Sunday Times. The pictures record life at the Harambee Project, a hostel for troubled black youth in Holloway, north London, which became known to its residents as The Black House. Appearing for the first time in book form, these images are no less haunting today than they were nearly thirty years ago. In rich duotone, they capture the dignity and fierce beauty of a community shunned by society, and faced with a bleak future. "They were the hardest people I've ever had to photograph," comments Jones on the assignment. "They trusted no one." The intimacy of these images belies that statement, for clearly the inhabitants of The Black House came to trust Jones. Narrated with an illuminating text from acclaimed novelis...
Vente / Auction Photographs and Photobooks including Postwar British Photography
Bloomsbury Auctions, London is delighted to announce its May 22nd Photographs and Photobooks sale. It will encompass a range of photographs dating from the 1850s to the present day.
Nineteenth century highlights from the auction include a group of eight rare and early salt prints (from albumen on glass negatives) of Rome by Eugène Constant (£8,000 - £10,000 for the group) and one of the celebrated portraits of Julia Jackson by Julia Margaret Cameron (£6000 - 8000).
The sale also includes photographs from a private Italian collection which contains vintage prints by Alexander Rodchenko, an Irving Penn portrait from the Cuzco series (£6,000 - 8,000) and and a portrait by Adolph de Meyer of his wife Baroness Olga (£6,000 - 8,000).
© Eugène Constant, Juli...
Exhibition : «Dandyism and Black Masculinity» in LondonFrom studio portraiture to street photography, this exhibition brings together a group of geographically and historically diverse photographers whose imagery explores black masculinity as performance, as play, as invention - in particular through the adoption of a dandy-esque persona.
Afrikan Boy, 2012 ©Hassan Hajjaj Courtesy of the artist
In the early 21st century, black men are among the most influential trendsetters in fashion, music and global style culture. Yet high visibility for black men is matched by high vulnerability - as illustrated by disproportionate rates of arrest and incarceration for black men in the UK and USA.
Wayne Swart (from the OATH lookbook), 2015 ©Kristin-Lee Moolman Courtesy of the artist
Made You Look explores dandyism as radical personal poli...
Exhibition : « Colin Jones » at the Michael Hoppen GalleryThe Michael Hoppen Gallery’s very first exhibition, in 1992, was of Colin Jones. Twenty-four years later Jones’s work continues to delight audiences with its breadth and humanity and the gallery is pleased to present a retrospective exhibition of his vintage prints.
Born in 1936 Jones’s early life started with a father away at the war, evacuations and numerous different schools. A combination of chance and talent lead to a scholarship with the Royal Ballet and he embarked upon a professional career that was to take him around the globe. Michael Peto, a Hungarian émigré, became a friend and mentor to Jones who admired his ability to capture with photography the fleeting moments taking place
on stage. In 1960 Jones was touring in South Africa when the Sharpeville Massacre took place, he ...
Retour sur le XXème siècle anglais à Londres
Through the eyes of three Great British analytical photographers, this exhibition documents British life across the twentieth century. The pictures seem to capture the simplicity of a bygone era; however, in doing so they also challenge the changes taking place today, forcing us to interrogate our individual responsibilities towards the country we live in.
In this increasingly uncertain world, in which the individual is so often governed by forces outside the remit of his or her control, we are reminded of life’s basic essentials: food on the table, a roof over our heads and a job that provides an income to support oneself or a family.
Once again, a new world order, a New Jerusalem, has been promised by politicians and economists. But the journey will be a long one. Globalization forces a need for shar...