Thursday, 19 March 2009

Unpopular Culture

I visited a great exhibition in Southampton City Gallery called Unpopular Culture.
Variety of great art works from the 1940-80s.

I found it very inspiring, particularly one Henry Moore piece and two very interesting photographers.

Bert Hardy is one of them. He is capturing such natural and expressive moments. For me his best works are all about emotion, passion and humanity.
Even the staged photographs look natural, as if the models are ordinary people captured in a real moment or great actors.

Tony Ray Jones is the other one, and I find him interesting for the same reason. His photographs are reflecting on the human in all of us. Sometimes it is embarrassment on somebody’s face or a situation where everyone has a different and very typical reaction as in the photo I am attaching here.