Exhibitions

April 2018

MARIO CARNICELLI – AMERICAN VOYAGE

‘Influenced by the humanist approach of New Deal photographers such as Dorothea Lange, Carnicelli focused his lens not on the skyscrapers but on what was happening at street level.’ The Observer

‘Carnicelli’s photographs span several US cities – Detroit, San Francisco, Buffalo, New York and Chicago – during the 1960s. His images comment on the complexities and contradictions of the American Dream, and how the pursuit of it was underpinned by loneliness and displacement.’ Wallpaper

‘Carnicelli was as fascinated by the country’s diversity, individuality and pursuit of happiness, as he was by the loneliness and rootlessness he observed in its people’ The Guardian

September 2017

SORY SANLÉ – VOLTA PHOTO 1965-85

‘Mr. Sanlé’s work documenting the cultural scene is reminiscent of that by Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keita…. and now it is his turn to be lionized.’ The New York Times

‘The photographs are populated by customers and friends, some dressed up as musical idols, others wearing the fashions of the day. Tradition jostles with modernity, capturing the mood of a rapidly urbanising West Africa’s nation’ Financial Times

‘Capturing the people of Burkina Faso in the first decades of African independence, Sanlé’s portraits are finally winning international recognition’ British Journal of Photography

‘Photographing Burkina Faso’s burgeoning pop culture in its first years of independence, Sory Sanlé captured his nation’s musical titans, vibrant nightlife and expressive street style in all its striking glory’. Black + White Photography

‘He portrays his subjects with wit and energy, but with a winning fondness, too’ The Telegraph

‘The unsung hero who captured West Africa’s rebels and dreamers’ Dazed

June 2017

GEORGE RODGER – THE NUBA AND LATUKA, SUDAN, 1948-49

‘Some of the most iconic photographs in recent history’ Black + White Photography

‘It seems appropriate that in Magnum Photos’ seventieth year, the ‘lost’ colour photographs of George should be published, celebrating this seminal work on the Nuba and Latuka peoples.’ Chris Steele-Perkins, Magnum Photos

June 2016

HUNTER BARNES – 15 YEARS, REFLECTIONS OF AN AMERICAN NARRATIVE

‘Hunter Barnes is the kind of artist you’d be dealing with if you were to merge Jack Kerouac’s beat poet thirst for the road with the early 20th Century photographer Edward S. Curtis’ obsessive drive to document marginalized communities across the great expanse of the American landscape.’ Paper

‘Hunter Barnes is one of the most significant documentary photographers working in America today.’ L’Oeil de la Photographie

‘This is a very special visual account and the journey that Hunter’s photographs take the viewer on, and the people he encounters on the way, will live long in the memory.’ artdaily.org

April 2016

PETER ANGELO SIMON – MUHAMMAD ALI, FIGHTER'S HEAVEN 1974

‘These rare and candid images strip back the celebrity persona to show a thoughtful, focused and determined fighter. Few photographers got as close to the boxer behind the legend.’ British Journal of Photography

‘Simon captures, on the faces of those who met Ali, the dumbstruck awe and joy that he was able to bring forth.’ The New Yorker

December 2015

DISCO – THE BILL BERNSTEIN PHOTOGRAPHS

‘The legendary Village Voice photographer captured the best of Manhattan’s nightlife.’ Vogue

‘Bill Bernstein’s striking images of 70s clubland illustrate disco’s glamour and decadence.’ The Guardian

‘38 years on, his photos plunge us back into the epicentre of that heady musical epoch.’ The Independent

‘While there have been subsequent books from other photographers, none have captured New York disco in all its glorious diversity quite like Bernstein.’ Jocks & Nerds

October 2015

BURT GLINN – CUBA 1959

‘Remarkable documentation by the Magnum photographer.’ Time Out

‘A legendary photojournalist and one of the first American members of Magnum, Burt Glinn is synonymous with the Cuban Revolution. Photographing it as it happened, his pictures embody the jubilation, fervour and chaos of those historical moments.’ Black + White Photography

‘Incredible photographs of the Cuban Revolution as it unfolded.’ Art Rabbit

September 2015

BILLY NAME – THE SILVER AGE

‘Billy caught the energy of the Factory scene, but also its sense of sanctuary – a place where the freaks and outsiders could merge with the glamorous under the democratic gaze of Andy’s Super 8’ Sean O’Hagan, The Guardian

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