In association with the touring exhibition Something That I’ll Never Really See: Contemporary Photography from the V&A, Jonathan co-organised a series of talks by leading photographers at The Herbert. The exhibition continues until 11 January 2009.
Herbert Art Gallery, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP
Thursday 13th November, 5.30pm
Dan Holdsworth is one of the most innovative British photographers currently working with landscape. His early series concentrate on the quiet moments in everyday spaces: office buildings after work, car parks at night and deserted motorway flyovers. In more recent years he has traveled internationally, studying the areas where technology and architecture are representative of an accelerated economic world at their most removed and alien. The photographs are silent and iconic, witnesses of our world.
Monday 17th November, 5.30pm
Mark Power has published four monographs: The Shipping Forecast, a poetic response to the esoteric language of daily maritime weather reports in 1996; Superstructure, a documentation of the construction of London’s Millennium Dome in 2000; The Treasury Project, about the restoration of a nineteenth century historical monument, in 2002: and 26 Different Endings (2007) which looks at those landscapes unlucky enough to fall just off the edge of the London A-Z (a map which could be said to define the boundaries of the British capital).
Monday 1st December, 5.30pm
Chrystel Lebas has exhibited extensively at international level. Her photographs appear in several private and public collections including the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Her work is drawn from her interest in looking at how landscapes contain psychological significance in relation to historical events, legends, fairy tales and our childhood memories. Chrystel’s most recent series of photographs from her monograph Between Dog and Wolf, were taken in forests in Germany, Japan, France, Finland and England during the Twilight hours.