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Tickle Your Fancy – #22

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Welcome back to our twenty second post in our new section Tickle Your Fancy. Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.

Just to explain the title for this section Tickle Your Fancy is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site. We hope you enjoy this weeks’ selections…

 

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse – Behind The Scenes

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A CGI image of what the candlelit interior of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will look like – Designs by Allies & Morrison

Very interesting article about the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse that is nearing construction. Sam Wanamaker an American Actor, Director and Producer and father of Zoe, returned from London with a dream in 1949, to reconstruct Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. It was opened in 1977 but another modest brick building was also under construction next door. Essentially, the Globe’s indoor counterpart, as the Telegraph says, much like the ‘intimate Blackfriars Playhouse where Shakespeare’s own company performed in the winter – lit almost entirely by candles’.

It’s still not complete and has taken almost 20 years so far as well as £7.5 million in funding. This article reveals more about the construction, details and conceptual plans, with some fabulous images.

Read and view more here.

Hannah Hoch – New Exhibition

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Great article about Hannah Hoch who the Nazis branded as ‘a degenerate’. This new exhibition flaunts her fantastic photomontage artwork in all its glory. Despite her best known work ‘Cut With the Kitchen Knife’ not appearing in the Whitechapel Gallery’s exhibition. This is a fascinating article and I hope to attend the gallery. As The Guardian explains, ‘Höch died in 1978, her place in 20th‑century art history almost, but not quite assured. Postwar histories of dadaism tended to patronise at best; she does not appear at all in Robert Motherwell’s 1951 Dada Painters and Poets, and Hans Richter, in 1965, called her “a good girl” with a “slightly nun-like grace”. But gradually she snuck into the canon – she was part of the major Dada and Surrealism Reviewed exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1968 – and scholars and curators have since belatedly recognised that she was both a key dadaist and considerably more: a true pioneer of photomontage and a complex, funny critic of mainstream and art-world misogyny alike. The Whitechapel show reminds us most of all that her innovative presence has survived in the work of later monteurs: in the laconic and unsettling incisions practised by John Stezaker, in the pointed assault on images of women and commodities in the work of Linder Sterling, and more recently in the playful grotesques of the late Polish artist Jan Dziaczkowski. Her keenest insight is to have already seen, almost a century ago, that the profusion of images given us by the mass media might constitute “a new and fantastic field for a creative human being”.’

Read more here

Terry O’Neill – Celebrity Portraits

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Terry O’Neill (b1938) is one of the greatest British photographers of the twentieth century.

He is also one of the world’s most collected photographers whose work hangs in national art galleries and private collections worldwide. For over six decades he has photographed the frontline of fame, from the greats of screen & stage to presidents, prime ministers & rock stars.

The Little Black Gallery will be exhibiting some phenomenal and perhaps the most famous images taken by Terry O’Neill. It looks like a fantastic event – between 14 January 2014 to 1 March 2014.

Tamara Beckwith, co-founder of The Little Black Gallery, who has known Terry for more than 20 years said: “It goes without saying that Terry is one of the greatest photographers we have ever produced on these shores. It is only fitting that we should celebrate his achievement with an exhibition of his most iconic images.” ⁄

Find out more here

One For The Ages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographer Jimmy Nelson’s new publication Before They Pass Away is the result  of a two year, 44 country project ‘that reads as a love song to 29 of the planets last remaining tribes’.  It’s a fabulous book and this interview with Jimmy reveals a lot more to this magnificent project.

Read more here

Growing Up Gangsta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wonderful article and images  by Daniel Shea featuring young Chicago Rapper Chief Keef.  ‘In a story intensely complex and compelling, Shea delves into its multiple layers with an intimate and raw sensibility, one that feels up close and personal but non-invasive. And while he acknowledges that the issue of violence in Chicago’s South Side is not easily understood nor resolved at quick glance, he hopes his work is a ‘proposal to viewers to consider these issues more.’

Not to be missed

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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