We are very excited that our book dummy Degeneration will be featured in the Photobook show F in Tokyo.
26 March – 13 April 2014
Hosted by 72Gallery
Wednesday 26 March
Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 March
We are pleased to be collaborating with TIP (Tokyo Institute of Photography) to bring an edition of Photobookshow to Japan.
Following the call for submissions, we’ve selected over 100 photobooks to showcase to a Japanese audience.
Alongside the show, we are organising a variety of events at the venue in collaboration with TIP, Japanese publishing houses, and local photographers. Details of events will be released soon.
Lex Thompson & Oliver McCartney Thompson
Jo Metson Scott
Freddy Dewe Mathews
Hannah Darabi & Benoit Grimbert
Francisco Paco Carrascosa
Marco van Duyvendijk
Jagoda Wisniewska & Ania Mokrzycka
Gregory Reuben Levitt
Yong Hee Kim
Sanne De Wilde
Trine Stephensen & Elevine Berge
Ana Casas Broda
Philip J Brittan
Tang Ho Lun
Marlous van der Sloot
Human Endeavour Collective
James Duncan Clark
Carlos Loret de Mola
Roelof Bakker & Jane Wildgoose
Pascal Amoyel & Thomas Bouquin
Anne Kathrin Schuhmann
The Lost Prairie
Anne Kathrin Schuhmann
Human Endeavour collective have finally made it to Liverpool to photograph in the area of Anfield for our ongoing project Degeneration. The whole area is currently being demolished as part of a wider programme of proposed regeneration.
Vanguard Street, Anfield, Liverpool 2011 © Alex Currie
Varthen Street, Anfield, Liverpool 2011 © Alex Currie
Venice Street, Anfield, Liverpool 2011© Alex Currie
Vyrnwy Street, Anfield, Liverpool 2011 © Alex Currie
With our project Degeneration we have been invited to exhibit at the Format Photography Festival as part of the collectives encounter.
Yasmina Reggad, curator of the exhibition writes;
“During the past 10 years in Europe, photographers have been developing a new form of working, discussing and sharing their personal work. The collective is not only a dynamic platform for photographers to guarantee their independence and identity, but also a creative hub to produce collective artwork.
Photo-Festivals in collaboration with Format International Photo Festival bring together every two years some of the most talented and active photo collectives to celebrate and promote this emerging culture in the UK.”
The exhibition is themed around the ideas of Walter Benjamin’s ‘The Flâneur’.
The festival runs from the 3rd of March to the 4th of April 2011.
The collectives work can be viewed at the blog http://collectivesencounter.wordpress.com.
To see the Format Festival Press release
Richard Chivers and Alex Currie recently spent a week in Glasgow, one of the main objectives for the week was to visit and capture photographs of the Red Road Flats in Glasgow. The Flats were built between 1964-69, they consist of eight high rise blocks. Two are “slabs”, much wider in cross-section than they are deep. Six are “points” more of a traditional tower block shape. The slabs have 25-32 floors, the points 30, and taken together they were designed for a population of 4,700 people.
During our visit we meet up with Jonny Howes from redroadflats.org.uk and he kindly gave us some archival images of the Red Road during construction. The images have been supplied by The Glasgow Herald who hold the copyright.
Richard Chivers has been photographing the Rowner Estate in Gosport. The Estate was once described as the ‘Worst in the South East’, the estate was built in the 1960s for military personnel. In the 1980s parts of the estate were sold to private landlords and soon started to suffer because of lack of investment which lead to the building fabric deteriorating. This lead to property price falls and the estate suffered from social problems in the 1990s with crime, vandalism and anti-social behaviour nearly making the estate a no go area for public services.
Today the estate is waiting to be regenerated, here history is suspended awaiting the next Architectural ideals to take shape.
‘The State or process of being or becoming degenerate; decline or deterioration.’
Human Endeavour are working towards a new exhibition for the Brighton Photo Fringe in October 2010. The exhibition is a collaboration between Alex Currie, Oliver Perrott, Simon Carruthers and Richard Chivers.
The work is a study of key areas across Britain of 20th century housing that has slowly fallen into decline and is now due for regeneration. By investigating these outmoded and marginalised spaces the we are looking to explore ideas of displacement and a collapse of a sense of community or sense of place.
As an examination of urban Architecture, the project explores an interest in the values and beliefs that inform the built environment. It poses questions about the future of modern living and the impact that these spaces have, not only on the residents that inhabit them, but also on society as a whole.
Image. Alex Currie. Park Hill Sheffield.