Monday, September 17, 2012

Opening night - Jurgen Schadeberg and Andrew Barker

Our photography exhibition featuring Jurgen Schadeberg's The Black and White Fifties and Andrew Barker's Alchemical Jargon opened on 12 September. We are proud to be the first gallery to host an exhibition for the 5th Month of Photography (MOP5) festival. Jenny Altschuler, Director of MOP, accomplished photographer and writer, inspiring teacher and mentor opened the exhibition for Jurgen Schadeberg. Jenny noted that even at the age of 80, Schadeburg was still working on mentorship projects with disadvantaged woman photographers showing his continued support and love for South Africa. Our exhibition shows many moments of joy with musicians, dancers and actors mixed in with the tragic images of resistance and disillusionment a true cultural documentation of our 50's past.

Andrew Barker is not unlike the photographic alchemists of old as he explores and reveals the alchemical roots of photography depicted in his sensitive tonal sketches. Andrew's work represents three photographic processes from his vintage collection of photographs with mimosa type paper toned in gold from silver halide emulsions to contemporary work with silver gelatin through to today's digital medias. For more info on the entire MOP5 festival find their schedule for exhibitions on - Yvette Stephen

Andrew Putter (foreground) and Andrew Barker in conversation with Justin Fisk and Nic Bladen.
Cheryl Rumback, Lacley Chinyanganya and Yvette Stephen

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