Masahisa FukasePARIS PHOTO SPECIAL FEATURE November 13, 2015
Masahisa Fukase's remarkable set of prints on display at our stand at Paris Photo, Bukubuku (Bubbling), are the last series Fukase completed and exhibited before the debilitating fall which left him in a coma for 20 years and later cost him his life. The series is made up of 79 self-portraits made in the bathtub with a waterproof camera and was last shown at “Shikei (Private View) ‘92’” (February 1992), with the prints pinned to the wall in an installation minded trilogy along with Berobero (Sucking) and Hibi (Fractures). Regarded as Fukase’s last great work, Bukubuku has been described as ‘a whimsical if somewhat morbid game of solitaire that charts new territory for the photographic self-portrait,’ a visualisation of madness and death.
ISHIUCHI MIYAKOPARIS PHOTO SPECIAL FEATURE November 12, 2015
Ishiuchi Miyako (b.1947) is a celebrated Japanese photographer known for her poignant images confronting trauma in post WWII Japan. She is one of a renowned group of photographers, including Shomei Tomatsu and Daido Moriyama, who confronted their nation’s past and the dawning of a new era by using their cameras as tools to express, record and explore what it meant to be Japanese at this pivotal moment in history.
BRASSAïPARIS PHOTO SPECIAL FEATURE November 11, 2015
Brassai, “The man from Brasso”, the Hungary university town where he was raised, was born Gyula Halasz. He studied art in Budapest and then in Berlin. Son of a university professor who taught French, he had come to Paris first as a small boy, and stayed for a year with his father. The attitude of simple wonder never left him, and regardless of subject matter his astonished eye is one of the constant elements in his work. He returned to Paris in 1923, ‘mild, with protuberant eyes and wearing the costume of the ordinary,’ and was drawn to the neighborhood of Montparnasse in particular. He prowled the streets, commenting “My camera sees all different kinds of people and with impartiality fixes them on the negative. Whatever I see and feel about people the camera sees”. In this way he managed to capture something profound about the many personalities that he encountered. He talked of “a time, a place, a moment when a certain picture is possible and how if one fails then, one can no longer return to recapture it”.
PUNKPARIS PHOTO SPECIAL FEATURE November 10, 2015
The Michael Hoppen Gallery were invited by REX SHUTTERSTOCK to explore their extraordinary archive of press photography and have selected a group of images that capture the energy of Punk in 1970s Britain. Fabulously distressed, the prints have an object quality and an energy that encapsulates the movement.
PARIS PHOTOBOOK SIGNINGS November 2, 2015
We are delighted to announce two book-signing sessions on our Paris Photo stand
Saturday 14th November.
At 12:30pm - Matt Henry will be launching his first book 'Short Stories'
At 4:00pm - Eamonn Doyle will be signing copies of his new book ' ON'
These are limited edition books and are bound to sell out fast.