LEONORA VICUÑAArmory Art Fair, New York - Featured artist March 3, 2016
Leonora Vicuña (1952) is a Chilean photographer and Professor of Photography in Santiago. During the period Chile was under the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990) Vicuña spent some years living and working in France, although her move abroad was not motivated by political reasons. She is one of the original founders of AFI, the first association of professional independent photographers in Chile that fought for the restoration of democracy between 1981 and 1990.
EIKOH HOSOEArmory Art Fair, New York - Featured artist March 2, 2016
“To me photography can be simultaneously both a record and a mirroror window of self-expression… the camera is generally assumed to be unable to depict that which is not visible to the eye and yet, the photographer who wields it well can depict what lies unseen in his memory.”
- Eikoh Hosoe
MASAHISA FUKASEArmory Art Fair, New York - Featured artist March 1, 2016
Masahisa Fukase was born in the Nakagawa District, Hokkaido, Japan in 1934. He is renowned for his obsessive, intense and deeply introspective photographs with which he attempted to describe his passionate and sometimes violent life. Perhaps the most widely recognized of his projects is his series The Solitude of Ravens (currently on display at the Michael Hoppen Gallery).
EAMONN DOYLEArmory Art Fair, New York - Featured artist February 29, 2016
“Returning to photography in recent years, I set out to work with what I knew. As a long-term resident of Parnell Street in Dublin’s north inner city, there was a wealth of photographic subjects on my doorstep. It’s an old working class area, now quite multicultural. At times it’s edgy and raw and vibrant, while at others, it seems half-sunk in a weary pathos. This set of photographs came about over a long reflective period in which I was re-reading Beckett.”
- Eamonn Doyle.
MHG NewsletterMichael looks ahead to an exciting year for the gallery February 23, 2016
We have been busy in Japan again and have some wonderful new work to show to you in London this year.
We are so proud to be able to bring Solitude of Ravens to our gallery. It has been a quest of mine for the past six years to exhibit this body of work. And now finally it is hanging in our gallery and hope you will make the journey and come to see it.
We have found that many more museums across Europe and America are also enjoying the fruits of Japanese photographers and our belief is still that it is not only some of the most interesting work to look at and collect, but it is of such quality and so beautifully produced, it still amazes us as to why it has taken so long to be embraced.