Social Graces Photography Group Show
Social Graces – May 10th – May 31st – Opening Reception May 10th, 6 pm – 9 pm
– A photography group show.
Old legends with new legends, exploring the common and uncommon portrait through photography. Generations of photographers are included.
John Bulmer 1960’s
John Bulmer was a pioneer of colour photography in the early 1960’s working for the Sunday Times Magazine from the very first issue till the 1970’s. Many of Bulmer’s most important assignments were abroad, but he was also acknowledged as an adroit recorder of provincial Britain. His reputation as a recorder of the industrial cityscape was probably gained at Town, where he was responsible for stories on Nelson, Lancashire, The Black Country, and The North is dead”.
His work was several times singled out for awards by the Design and Art Directors Club and he has had pictures shown at the Gallery of Modern Art in New York, the Photographers’ Gallery in London, and the National Museum of Photography in Bradford. His book The North published in 2012 has gained critical acclaim.
Bill Owens 1970’s
Bill Owens was born in San Jose, California. In 1973, he released the photographic book Suburbia, whose pictures showed American suburban life in the town of Livermore, where lived at the time. The Los Angeles Times commented the book “rouses pity, contempt, laughter and self recognition. Owens’s influence was immense during the 1970s especially in respect to the kind of portraiture that shows the middle class.” In 2001, Suburbia was included in Andrew Roth’s THE BOOK OF 101 BOOKS: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century. He has published other photographic books and his photographs have been exhibited internationally and are in many collections including The Museum of Modern Art, Berkeley Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and The Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
Owens is a contemporary of photographers William Eggleston, Joel Sternfeld, Stephen Shore and Lee Friedlander.
John Oliver Hodges 1980’s -1990’s
John Oliver Hodges studied photography in Daytona Beach, Florida, at the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies. He considers his work in portraiture to emerge from the documentary tradition set forth by the Farm Security Administration (1936-1943). Other early influences include Chauncey Hare, Danny Lyon, and Milton Rogovin. His many zines and photo books are available from Hamburger Eyes, including Squares, Girlcrazy, Slag Hag, and How to Pin a Butterfly. Additionally he is a fiction writer with two books available: The Love Box, which is a collection of short stories, and War of the Crazies, a novella. He lives in Brooklyn and spends his summers in Seoul.
Sian Davey is a photographer based in the South West of England. Her background is in Fine Art and Social Policy. Her professional work is in psychotherapy. She is currently studying for an MA in photography at Plymouth University with Jem Southam and David Chandler. Some of her credentials include, Winner New York Photo Awards 2014, Finalist for the Lens Culture Awards 2014, Finalist for the Vignette Magazine Awards 2013, Winner Portrait Salon 2012 and featured in Independent Magazine November 2012.
Diane Collins and Jordan Hollender
Diane Collins and Jordan Hollender, husband and wife team are both currently working for a variety of publications and advertising companies. In addition, Diane is also a talented web designer. They both attended School of Visual Arts and live in Brooklyn.