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TOM HUNTER: MAKING IT UP: PHOTOGRAPHIC FICTIONS, VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM 3 MAY 2013 - 12 JANUARY 2014

Photography is widely associated with truthfulness yet it has also been employed throughout its history as a means of telling stories and evoking the imaginary. This display includes photographs by some of the most influential contemporary artists working in this vein, such as Gregory Crewdson, Duane Michals Tom Hunter and Cindy Sherman, alongside examples by 19th-century practitioners including Julia Margaret Cameron, Clementina Lady Hawarden and Oscar Gustav Rejlander.
Tom Hunter: Making It Up: Photographic Fictions, Victoria & Albert museum 3 May 2013 - 12 January 2014

BETTINA VON ZWEHL: RUBY'S ROOM, THE HOLBURNE MUSEUM, BATH. 22 MAY - 1 SEPTEMBER 2013

The Holburne Museum have commissioned Bettina von Zwehl to make new work in response to their collection of historic portrait miniatures. Von Zwehl was struck by an unusual early 19th Century miniature on display at the Museum which presented single-eye portraits all belonging to the members of one family.
The artist's new work develops her recent experiments with photographic miniatures and the idea of the eye portrait. Using her husband and daughter Ruby as subjects von Zwehl has worked with jewellery designer Laura Lee to incorporate eye miniatures into jewellery pieces.

Bettina von Zwehl has also photographed the eyes of a group of children from a London primary school, challenging the historic and conventional subjects of portraiture as the sitters are unremarkable and anonymous. These works will be placed within the galleries of the Museum.


Bettina von Zwehl, Golden Eye (Ruby) 2012, C-type, mounted and framed in moon gold, Dimensions: Image oval 2.9 x 4.4 cm, Framed size 12.8 x 12.8 cm Edition of 5 + AP
Bettina von Zwehl: Ruby's Room, The Holburne Museum, Bath. 22 May - 1 September 2013

TOM HUNTER: HOW IS THE WORLD? RECENT ACQUISITIONS OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY, CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART, WASHINGTON D.C. 9 MARCH - 26 MAY

How Is the World? highlights a selection of photographs acquired by the Corcoran Gallery of Art over the past few years. The exhibition features works as varied as Paul Graham’s dramatic redefinition of street photography, Tom Hunter’s ‘Vale of Rest’ portrait of inner city London life and Hank Willis Thomas’s exploration of the connections between spectacle and African American identity. Seen together, the works on view invite us to consider the wide-ranging issues addressed by photographers working today.
Tom Hunter: How is the World? Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Photography, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. 9 March - 26 May

PURDY HICKS GALLERY AT PARIS PHOTO GRAND PALAIS, AVENUE WINSTON CHURCHILL, PARIS 15 - 18 NOVEMBER 2012, NOON - 8 DAILY

Purdy Hicks Gallery will be showing work by Susan Derges on Stand D36 including major pieces from series including The Observer and Observed, Shoreline, River Taw, Gibbous Moon and Alder Brook .

Book signings on the Gallery stand will take place at 3pm (Tom Hunter, The Way Home) and 5pm (Susan Derges, Alder Brook) on Thursday 15 November.
PURDY HICKS GALLERY AT PARIS PHOTO Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris 15 - 18 November 2012, Noon - 8 daily

'TESSA TRAEGER: DOUBLE ALCHEMY' TESSA TRAEGER FEATURED IN FT WEEKEND MAGAZINE

'When Tessa Traeger was left a photographic legacy by a relative, what might have been a chore instead inspired a fascinating new body of work.'

For the full article please visit:
http://www.ft.com/traeger
'Tessa Traeger: Double Alchemy' Tessa Traeger featured in FT Weekend Magazine