Capital Culture group exhibition
THE Capital Culture group exhibition, a collection of fine art photography by John Kenny, James Sparshatt, David Zimmerman, Monica Denevan and others, is on display at 3 Bedfordbury Gallery from December 19 to December 22, 2010 and from January 10 to January 23, 2011.
John Kenny has visited the remotest corners of Africa to document tribes that continue to maintain their tribal heritage. His portraits are testaments to proud histories increasingly threatened by the growth of urbanisation and climate change which in combination are putting huge strains on traditional ways of life.
He has recently returned from Ethiopia and Sudan where he searched for and found the girl who started it all off – Ancho of the Hamer in the Omo valley.
James Sparshatt specalises in Latin music and dance in particular from Cuba and Argentina. His images convey rich emotional power and natural rhythmic exuberance. He was shortlisted for the Sony World Photography awards in 2009 and was a finalist in the World Photography Gala awards in the same year. He was a winner of the Center for Fine Art Photography International award in 2008.
David Zimmerman‘s Desert series won him the Iris D’Or at the 2009 Sony World Photography awards. His images are not only inspired by the natural beauty of the South West of the United States but also by the casual damage inflicted on these environments by modern man.
His pictures are both technically and visually stunning, their beauty belying the very serious message each image contains. He is currently working on a series of portraits of individuals in Louisiana affected by the ongoing environmental impact of the oil spill.
Monica Denevan captures the spirit of the Burmese people in beautiful images. The individuals live in remote regions far from the changes wrought by industrial development, with a traditional culture that remains linked to the past and the intangible spirit of their homeland. Her images have won numerous awards.
Times: 12pm – 6pm.
3 Bedfordbury Gallery, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4BP