BEYOND THE DOCUMENTARY IN LATIN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHYBy Nathalie Goffard, Professor & Art Historian Oct 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’.
BILL BRANDTPHOTO LONDON, BOOTH B8 - Featured artist 19-22 May
PHOTO LONDON BOOTH B8
19-22 May, Somerset House
Bill BrandtZona Maco - special feature 3 - 7 FEB 2016
One of the artists represented at the Michael Hoppen Gallery booth at this years Zona Maco art fair in Mexico.
3 - 7 FEB 2016
BOOK SIGNINGHARRY HOOK: 'ABOUT AFRICA' APR 21, 6-8:30pm
The book itself is beautifully produced by EBS publishers in Italy. Limited to just 1000 copies this really is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a highly collectable and personal study of African life.
The official book launch will be held at Michael Hoppen Gallery on 21st April.
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BOOK SIGNINGSPHOTO LONDON, 22nd MAY 22nd May
We are delighted to announce that at this years Photo London fair both Eamonn Doyle and Chloe Sells will be signing copies of their new books.
SWAMP by Chloe Sells
2-3PM, 22ND MAY
END. by Eamonn Doyle
4-5PM, 22ND MAY