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Max Kandhola – The Aura of Boxing, Part Two

Last Thursday, I took the afternoon off work and headed to Derby to see the final part of Max Kandhola’s Aura of Boxing show. You may remember from my previous post that the show is the realisation of Kandhola’s 17 year study into ‘the aesthetic and moral conflicts of the boxer within the spatial interior of […]

Only in England – Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr

On Saturday, I attended the OCA’s study visit to the National Media Museum to see two exhibitions. The first was the Tony Ray-Jones/Martin Parr combination, Only in England.

Philip-Lorca DiCorcia – Photographs 1975-2013

After the previous day’s pleasant surprise, my trip to the Philip-Lorca DiCorcia show at the Hepworth gallery promised to be an entirely different affair.

Majid Saeedi – Life in War

In what would become four gallery visits in 10 days, this was probably the most surprising and rewarding. It was a show by a photographer that I wasn’t familiar with, being held in a space in Hinckley that I wasn’t aware of either.  And while admiring the bravery of war photographers, it is an area […]

Max Kandhola – The Aura of Boxing

This morning, my wife decided that she would take my mother-in-law to a show in Nottingham. I was invited along, but an unspoken understanding ensured that I would do something else while they enjoyed ‘Singing in the Rain’.

Study Visit – Dayanita Singh

I saw a lot of photography on Saturday. I went to London for my second study visit with the OCA, to see ‘Go Away Closer’ by Dayanita Singh at the Southbank’s Hayward Gallery. Making the most of the trip, and feeling like the wide-eyed boy from the sticks, I planned to see the Home Truths: Photography, […]

Exercise – Positioning The Horizon

Last weekend my wife and I spent the weekend in the Lake District. Early on Sunday morning, I went to take photographs along the shores of Ullswater. Conditions were perfect with blue skies, white clouds and spectacular autumn colours. As I looked down the lake from Pooley Bridge, I remembered that one of my forthcoming […]

Study Visit – Nottingham Contemporary

Today I visited the Nottingham Contemporary on an OCA Study Visit. The day consisted of visits to two major exhibitions and a brief opportunity to take part in a symposium entitled Shimmering, Shining, Vomiting, Glitter (The Poetics and Politics of Disgust). Catchy, huh? The first, and most relevant exhibition, was a retrospective on the work […]