the dan milner photography blog: tales of an adventuring photo chimp

June 14, 2010

Exhibitionists of the world unite

Filed under: photography — danmilner @ 12:20 pm

Now I’m a sucker for exhibitions -I’ve hosted three in Chamonix over the last few years, the last, being a show of 17 street images shot over 17 years. There is of course something simply great about going and looking at another photographer’s work though, hanging, often lifesize, in a space that’s meant for it. For most of us photo monkeys it’s not about selling pieces of work (hmm, maybe that’s where I’m going wrong), but more about sharing the results of a photo study that collectively means something to the author of the work.

Last year during a couple of days in London I managed to sneak a visit in to and was blown away by the Wildlife photographer of the Year exhibition (annually Nov-Dec at the Natural History Museum), and then dropped into the Photographer’s Gallery in Soho to see how out of touch I am with contemporary photography. Closer to home I’m always keeping up to date with what earthy subjects are being exhibited at the Red Cross Museum exhibition space in Geneva (socially-politically motivated, these exhibitions should be on everyone’s agenda).

So I thought I’d note this down for anyone in the UK who might be interested… it’s the interesting work of fellow (ex-snowboard) photographer Sam Mellish and its entitled “Roadside Britain”. It’s at the Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire from 19 June 2010. Go and check it out.

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