UNIT 7: Rivington Place Galllery

RIVINGTON PLACE GALLERY

Here I visited the Rivington Place Gallery in Shoreditch, whilst passing, and although the pieces don't directly link to my project, there was some reallu nice photography, which could indeed inspire my project.

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These last two, smaller photographs, were just two of a collection of really small, really beautiful photographs documenting life in an African village to create awareness at a time of great need. The photographs capture such emotion, and such a diverse culture, and at the time they were published were considered one of the first to show such a different community to our own. 

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I love the collage to the left, and contrast of black/white, with the colourful green fields. The juxtaposition makes you think of possible juxtaposition in the subject matter and wonder about the story behind the image, something i really enjoy in art, when you are made to question.

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I like the slightly awkward, documentation feel to these photographs, as if asking a man to pose by his everyday life belongings/scenes so we can get a glimpse into his life, but without actually asking him to convincingly pretend to be doing the activities. 

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