Artists’ News – December 2012

Look out for a 5 page article on John Kenny and his latest work in the December issue of Photography Monthly magazine (UK) out this month! ‘A Sense of Contrast’ focuses on his recent trip to Angola.We are very excited about John’s first book coming out next autumn. John is working alongside Merrell Publishers to create a book entitled “African Beauty”. The book will be launched in London and New York in September or October of 2013.

John recently donated several photographs to the exhibition ‘Africa Is Not A Country’ in New Hampshire, US. The juried exhibition, with photographs from across Africa, aimed to raise awareness of the diversity of the continent and as well as funds for a permanent memorial to one of the oldest US African Burial grounds, an important historical record of Africa and its continued legacy in the United States.

David Zimmerman‘s gigantic, stunning portraits selected from his series: One Voice; Tibetans in Exile are being exhibited in The Complete Collection; Photographic Portraits of Tibetan Tulkus 1880-2012. The exhibition is curated by Paola Pivi and is being held at the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy. It runs from November 9, 2012 – January 6, 2013. The exhibition will also be shown in Rotterdam in 2013.

This month Monica Denevan has donated work to The Friends Without A Border photography auction in New York, the non-profit organisation raises money for high-quality healthcare for children in Southeast Asia.

After a successful exhibition and lecture series at the Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School, Barry Cawston‘s sights are set further afield next year when he travels to Marrakech in Morocco! He has also been commissioned by Open Fundraising to work with the charity World Jewish Relief on a photographic project in Jewish communities in Krakow, Poland.

Ernesto Fernandez Nogueras has had an amazing year of much deserved recognition for his lifelong photographic work. He has been awarded Cuba’s top prize in visual arts, had a major exhibition with his son, also a photographer and also called Ernesto, as part of the Havana Bienale and currently has over 100 of his photos hanging in the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana.

And finally…

James Sparshatt is considering a 17th photographic trip to Cuba where he hopes to capture this fascinating culture once more before it changes forever. We look forward to the results…