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.
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...
Colin Jones - The Black HouseThirty years since Colin Jones' seminal exhibition of The Black House at the Photographer's Gallery, we are proud to announce a new exhibition of one of the most volatile photography projects of the 1970s.
“When travelling from home to the Black House in the Holloway Road I was usually full of hope and optimism. On leaving I usually felt the opposite. I always seemed to go the same way. I passed places like Holloway Prison, Camden Town and Regents Park. Inside the park on my way home I felt that the Black House was another world – although it was only a mile and a half down the road it could have been thousands of miles away.” Colin Jones
In 1973, Colin Jones was commissioned by the Sunday Times Magazine to illustrate a front cover article entitled On the edge of the Ghetto about the Harambee housing project in I...