Monday, July 6

"No Such Thing as Society" exhibition: Cardiff

An exhibition of British documentary photography has just landed in Cardiff, UK.

Described as a document of photography from the late 1960s until the late 1980s, No Such Thing as Society is drawn from the collections of the Arts Council and the British Council, and claims to present "a radically new picture of these two turbulent decades".

The show, curated by David Alan Mellor, brings together 150 photographs by over 30 documentary photographers including

Keith Arnatt, John Benton Harris, Ian Berry, Derek Boshier, Victor Burgin, Vanley Burke, David Butterworth, David Chadwick, Tarik Chawdry, John Davies, Ian Dobbie, Peter Fraser, Gilbert & George, George & Zippy, Paul Graham, Brian Griffin, Christine Hobbeheydar, Alexis Hunter, Phillip Jones-Griffiths, Chris Killip, Bob Long, Markéta Luskacová, Ron McCormick, Peter Marlow, Daniel Meadows, Peter Mitchell, Raymond Moore, Tish Murtha, Martin Parr, Gilles Peress, Tony Ray-Jones, Jurgen Schadeberg, Graham Smith, Chris Steele-Perkins, Homer Sykes and Paul Trevor.


4 July to 4 October 2009
Open 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday

National Museum and Gallery, Cardiff
National Museum Cardiff
Cathays Park, Cardiff
CF10 3NP
20 minutes' walk from the train station

Event details

The exhibition has previously been shown at venues in Aberystwyth, Carlisle, Leeds, Penzance, Warsaw (Poland), and Norrkoping (Sweden), and will go on to the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle for 31 October 2009 to 24 January 2010. It is a Hayward Gallery touring exhibition.

Cardiff's National Museum also has a Diane Arbus exhibition, which runs until 31 August 2009.


J. Karanka said...

Saw this today, it was pretty nice. Briefly interviewed Meadows, as we were shooting about the Stravaganza. There's a massive really impressive shot from the Cost of Living that you'd like, plus four Tony Ray-Jones prints that are AMAZING, such as this in print:

Paul Russell said...

Hi Joni

Thanks. I was hoping for a contribution from the Cardiff posse. I must make it up to have a look myself...

CarlM said...

Excellent, I was heading to Cardiff this for the Diane Arbus Exhibition, this is the icing on the cake. Two exhibitions in one weekend.

J. Karanka said...

Paul, if you are coming to Cardiff, just let know.