Paul Hill was born in 1941 in the UK. Hill initially started as a freelance photo journalist and published his work in newspapers such as The Guardian and The Observer. Seemingly commonplace subject matter from Hill's own surroundings become emblematic, abstract portraits and still-lifes in his pictures. His daughter Sam is a frequent subject. In 1990, he was awarded a grant from the Royal Photographic Society and he has written several books on photography, including White Peak, Dark Peak (1990). Today, Paul Hill is a professor of Photography at the De Montfort University.
Vente 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... Exposition Nick Hackworth curates « A Cyclical Poem » Photo50 at the 25th London Art Fair
Photo50, the guest-curated annual showcase of contemporary photography, returns to the 25th London Art Fair at the Business Design Centre, Islington, from 16 – 20 January 2013.
Under the title "A Cyclical Poem", Nick Hackworth, Director of Paradise Row, questions the nature of historical change through 50 images by eight photojournalists and documentary photographers working between 1970 and the present day: Ian Beesley, Dorothy Bohm, Brian Griffin, Paul Hill, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Marketa Luskacova and Chris Steele-Perkins and Homer Sykes. In some cases the works selected are the result of the photographer returning to the same or similar subjects over or after a long period of time. Others come from one period, but made in concert with the passing of time.
Nick Hackworth, curator of Photo5... Exposition Reality Revisited : Photography from the Moderna Museet Collection Curator: Anna Tellgren
The exhibition Reality Revisited includes more than 300 photographs from the 1970s, all in the Moderna Museet Collection of photography. It gives us a look into several realities, the lives of famous photographers and their views on life and art. The featured photographers represent classic black-and-white photography. They have used the medium in various ways to develop their own expressive style through the photographic image. Postwar street photography and subjective photography were seminal to the photographers whose careers began in the 1960s and peaked in the 1970s before the breakthrough of postmodern photo-based art in the early 1980s. The title, Reality Revisited, refers to the way these photographers frequently used, or returned to, their own reality as a starting point. Many of them s...