INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION FROM CHARNWOOD ARTS
Charnwood Arts’s Pixel and Grain Gallery goes on tour from Monday 14th May to Friday 15th June with Gammelgaard Monochrome, a fantastic exhibition of black and white photography from an array of international artists, to be held at the Atkins Building in Hinckley.
The Danish based Gammelgaard Monochrome Prize and accompanying exhibition is a new international photo competition aimed at exhibiting and promoting fine art monochrome photography of the 21st Century.
Charnwood Arts is delighted to be working with the Gammelgaard Kunst and Kulturcenter in Denmark to bring this wonderful event to the UK. Many of the photographers featured are international award winners producing work of extraordinary interest and quality, including prizewinners Paal Audestad of Norway, Larry Louie of Canada and Nadia Alamri of Oman.
The competition was judged by three renowned personalities in the world of photography: Susan Zadeh is founder of contemporary photography magazines ‘Eyemazing’ and ‘Freeye’; Steve McCurry has won several of photography’s top awards and many of his images have become modern icons; Henrik Saxgren became a photojournalist focusing on international issues from Haiti to Palestine, Cuba to Rwanda. Since 1995 he has continued to produce books and exhibitions with a particular interest in landscape photography.
The link with Charnwood Arts came through the work of Leicester based photographer Kajal Patel whose work in the Ramapir slum in Ahmedabad, Gujarat was presented on-line through the BBC. Charnwood Arts has worked with and supported Kajal’s development since 2005/6 and her exhibition from Ramapir has toured extensively in the UK with accompanying talks and workshops.
Charnwood Arts has worked in India with local partners for over twenty years and are keen to develop further partnership work with Gammelgaard Kunst (Arts) and Kultur Centre. Working through the Charnwood Arts Kala Kahani programme with Kajal Patel and other artists, we will develop ‘Lightseekers’ to promote cross cultural projects and photography education work with children and young people in India. For more information, go to the Gammelgaard website at www.gm2011.dk/page.php?name=charity
Each of the exhibiting photographers has also agreed to donate 4 prints of each photo in their portfolio from which the proceeds of sales or donations would go to support ‘Lightseekers’. Thumbnails of the selected works for the Gammelgaard exhibition can be viewed at http://www.gm2011.dk - scroll down for the link to the portfolios.
The Gammelgaard Monochrome Prize Exhibition can be seen in the Hinckley and Basement Galleries of the Atkins Building Gallery, Lower Bond Street, Hinckley from Monday 14th May to Friday 15th June. Viewing times are between 9.00am and 5.30pm.