British Photography of the 1980s: A Day at the Martin Parr Foundation

This last Saturday, I was lucky to attend a seminar at the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol. British Photography in the 1980s featured five accomplished photographers who were growing and establishing themselves in the British photographic industry of the 1980s, Anna Fox, Jem Southam, Karen Knorr, Paul Graham, and Chris Killip.

Martin Parr launching the day and introducing Jem Southam
Jem Southam
Jem Southam, Anna Fox, and Karen Knorr
Karen Knorr
Karen Knorr and Martin Parr
Paul Graham, Martin Parr, Jem Southam, Karen Knorr, and Anna Fox
Chris Killip
From left: Chris Killip, Anna Fox, Paul Graham, Karen Knorr, Jem Southam, Martin Parr
Chris Killip and David Hurn
Paul Graham, David Hurn, and Jem Southam
Chris Killip signing autographs
David Hurn and Gerry Badger
Chris Killip

From Scriptoria to the Printing House, Closing Session

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

This was the final workshop put on by Martin Andrews and Alan May, both of the University of Reading, in Christ Church’s Library, 9 February. At the behest of the BBC, Alan built a full-sized, working replica of a one-pull hand printing press, like that used by Johannes Gutenberg, for the recent documentary, “The Machines that Made Us”, hosted by Stephen Fry.

Participants in this workshop learned about Alan’s research and building process, then learned about the practical use of this particular press, and were finally, each, allowed not only to print their own copy of a page of the Gutenberg Bible, but also to try their hand at casting a metal type. The press is now bound for Glasgow, but there are rumors of its return, and I must say, it does look very much at home in The Library.

*  Canon EOS 6D  *
*  Contax Zeiss Planar 1.4/50 T*  *
*  Photoshop CS6  *

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

Closing Session, From Scriptoria to the Printing House

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