Dave Heath – The Photographer’s Gallery

Dave Heath was an American/Canadian photographer who died in 2016. Dialogues with Solitudes is based on his 1965 publication A Dialogue with Solitude, a work that examined isolation and alienation in post-war North American society, and is the first major UK exhibition of Heath’s work. Heath had first hand experience of isoation and vulnerability having been abandoned by his parents when he was four he was brought up in orphanages and foster care. As a teenager he became interested in photography and he was fascinated by the picture stories on Life magazine with one in particular, Bad Boy’s Story by … Continue reading Dave Heath – The Photographer’s Gallery

Deutsche Borse Photography Foundation Prize 2019 – Photographer’s Gallery

This annual award was established by the Photographer’s Gallery in 1996 and features the work of four photographers who are deemed to have made a significant contribution to photography in Europe over the last 12 months. The four artists shortlisted this year are Laia Abril, Susan Meiselas, Arwed Messmer and Mark Ruwedel. On Abortion by Spanish photographer Laia Abril was a powerful and haunting piece of work looking at the methods used to terminate unwanted pregnancies and the impact on women of countries where abortion is illegal. Several of the images were black and white portraits with accompanying text which … Continue reading Deutsche Borse Photography Foundation Prize 2019 – Photographer’s Gallery