Tish Murtha

       I attended the excellent Tish Murtha exhibition at the Photographers’ Gallery in London.             Murtha was a student of David Hurn on the Documentary Photography course at the Newport College of Art. The exhibition covers her work from 1976 to 1991 and includes six major bodies of work from her oeuvre.             Her first project was Newport Pub, which was in response to a set assignment. The subjects were the ‘regulars’ of a pub in a ‘deprived’ areaRead more

London Photo Shows

I recently visited four Photography Shows in London; two at the Science Museum, one in the V&A and one in the Photographers’ Gallery. One of the two shows at the Science Museum was a very well curated and well lit presentation of the work of Julia Margaret Cameron, the annotations were apt and informative and included photos and comments of her time in Ceylon at the family’s tea plantation. Interestingly, Cameron referred to the plantation workers in her images asRead more