Monthly Archives: June 2015

SPOTLIGHT: Jacob Perlmutter

Jacob Perlmutter began his career as a photographer and freelanced from a young age, working for NME, XL Recordings and Vice Magazine. He went on to shoot major photoessay projects such as ’88 Days’, which was a homage to Robert Frank 50 years after ‘The Americans’ were first published and since has gone on to create other photographic bodies such as ‘Sweet India’ and ‘Meanwhile in Rio’.

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As well as focussing on his photography career, he also has a debut album ‘Meanwhile, In Rio’ which was recorded in 2014 and is a filmmaker, having won international awards for several of his short films.

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For Perlmutter, Robert Frank and Gary Winogrand are his main inspiration due to the ‘powerful, yet effortless way’ they capture humanity, which can be seen through his traditional and raw style of documentary photography.

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For more information on his work please visit his website here .

Laura Linck: Never Before Seen ‘Behind the Scene’ Photographs Revealed

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Opening to the public on 23rd June is ‘Behind the Scene’ by photographer and filmmaker Laura Linck. These photographs reveal theatre actors, directors and writers behind the scenes over time and will be unveiled for the first time in this exhibition.

Linck presents never before seen photographs of Dame Judi Dench, Ben Wishaw, Sir David Hare, Eve Best, Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, Sir Richard Eyre, Tom Hollander and many others.

Born and brought up in France, Linck has always had a love and passion for film and theatre. In this first exhibition, she offers a glimpse of the unseen in the film and theatre world. The series began when Linck worked as an usher at the Old Vic Theatre, observing the actors at work every day. She discovered this hidden world and decided to document it.

‘Behind the Scene’ brings together work from this body of work as well as a number of photographs produced as momentos of some of the greatest film and theatre artists of today.

Raising money towards Mental Health Research, this charity is the first in the UK dedicated to raising funds for research into mental illness, causes and cures.

Behind the Scene will be showing at The Strand Gallery from 23rd – 28th June, 11am – 6pm.

Now Showing: Wiltshire College Salisbury Degree Show

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Now Showing at The Strand Gallery, is Wiltshire College Salisbury’s Photography degree show and professional alumni exhibition. The exhibition showcases the works of third year photography students who have recently completed their degree in BA (Hons) Photography, alongside leading alumni.

Wiltshire College is one of the leading provincial centres of education for professional photography in the UK. Based on over 50-years’ experience in educating photographers and film makers, the course at Salisbury maintains a tradition of being highly vocational whilst offering a well-considered blend of practical assignments and academic study. It ensures a balance between technical mastery, personal experimentation and creative development, giving the best possible basis for a successful career.

This exhibition will be showcasing a diverse range of works and emerging talents and offers a glimpse into the variety of skills taught and developed at the college.

After a successful degree show last year, Salisbury is excited to be exhibiting at The Strand Gallery again this year from Tuesday 16th June-Saturday 20th June, 11am-6pm.

Now Showing: What are you looking at? by Sue Spaull

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Opening to the public on 2nd June: What are you looking at? by Sue Spaull, a controversial portrait exhibition showing women from politics, the arts, TV and Radio, against a backdrop of nude models, in order to challenge sexism in the media.

With portraits of famous faces included Glenda Jckson, Fi Glover, Baroness Helena Kennedy, Caroline Lucas and Jane Garvey, Sue Spaull brings to The Strand Gallery, life size portraits inviting the viewer to explore and question the use of the female body. Spaull highlights the impact of sexualisation of women in the media, including pictures of topless women in the press.

Caroline Lucas says: “Sue Spaull’s exhibition challenges us to think about how we view women, and encourages us both to question the increasing objectification of women’s bodies in the media, and to celebrate the achievements of all women.”

Fi Glover comments: “I love the premise behind Sue’s work – that although the woman in the portrait might be multi talented and successful, behind the image of every woman lies the powerful force of imagery which still likes to rate women for their sex appeal to total strangers.”

Spaull aims to challenge the casual use of images of naked women by placing them in the same visual field as portraits of well known women. This way she points out the importance of professional women more generally and question the impact of images of women in the media to the way they are received.

This exhibition really does question  “What Are You Looking At?” Do you really see the women in the portraits or is it the nameless naked women that draw your gaze?

What Are You Looking At?  will be showing at The Strand Gallery from 2nd  – 8th June 2015, 11am – 6pm.

Please contact suespaull@yahoo.co.uk for more information or visit: http://www.suespaull.com

All paintings are for sale.

Sue Spaull is a figurative painter who works in oil using neo-classical painting techniques.  Sue lives and works in London and Cornwall. She exhibits in London and has had work shown in the Mall Galleries, as part of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters’ Annual Exhibition and in the Federation of British Artists’ Exhibition. She is Deputy Head of Painting at the Art Academy, London SE1.