NEWSLETTER WINTER '17Michael looks ahead to another exciting year for Michael Hoppen Gallery January 24, 2017
We begin 2017 with momentous world events surrounding us, and it seems churlish to talk about what our small gallery in London has planned for you for the year ahead, but having said that, I sincerely believe that in our own small way, we can all individually make a difference by what we do and how we behave. The world will continue to turn and we collectively can all make a difference by striving for excellence in doing what is right and continuing to create good diverse and interesting events around our daily lives. There are lots of positive things happening in the world of photography.
EVIDENCEMichael Hoppen talks in Hunger Magazine, Issue #11 October 11, 2016
"I HAVE NO MORBID CURIOSITY FOR CRIME SCENES OF DEATH AND DESTRUCTION, BUT I AM, BY NATURE, AN INQUISITIVE SORT..."
- Michael Hoppen, Hunger Magazine, Issue #11
BEYOND THE DOCUMENTARY IN LATIN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHYBy Nathalie Goffard, Professor & Art Historian October 20, 2015
Art comes with its own clichés and fictions and Latin American art has often been reduced to its politics. One could agree with the commonly held assertion that ‘all art is political’, not just for the messages it transmits, or for the themes it discusses, but because it is a direct reflection on society and its time. The wide range of practices in Latin American photography has mainly been reduced to a particular type of photojournalism that was predominant during times of political instability and social inequality. Latin American photographers, seeking to give visibility to their peripheral status and write their own story within the historical context in which they lived, relied on a political aesthetic in order to become part of an international discourse. This perpetuated the myth that the realities these authors recorded should be defined as ‘documentary’.