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Art-Exit: 1939 A very different Europe Invitation to upcoming talk Collar the Lot @ 12 Star Gallery, London

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ART-EXIT: 1939 A VERY DIFFERENT EUROPE Ben Uri Gallery and Museum is delighted to present a special series of free evening talks at Europe House, 32 Smith Square, SW1P 3EU. These flow from the recent exhibition by the Ben Uri Research Unit, marking the contribution to art in Britain by the so-called ‘Hitler emigres’ on the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Spread over consecutive Thursdays in October, a range of distinguished experts engage with topics that continue to resonate deeply within our globalised society: identity, migration, displacement and internment - and the power of art to reflect and respond to these issues. Each talk will be preceded by refreshments and followed by an audience Q&A.
REGISTER 17 October 2019, 6.30 p.m.
"Collar the lot!" Artists, Aliens and Aspects of Internment in Britain c. 1940

Prof Charmian Brinson, Prof Fran Lloyd, Dr Rachel Pistol and Dr Julia Winckler
Chaired by Monica Bohm-Duchen, Director: Insid…
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Terry Dennett (1938-2018) Photographer & Social Historian

Terry Dennett, who passed away recently, would have turned 80 on 4 February. There will be a service at the Islington Crematorium, 278 High Road, East Finchley, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday 7 February. 
We first met at TPW - Toronto Photographer's Workshop, at a comprehensive Jo Spence retrospective in 1997, where Terry was speaking about the legacy of her work and their collaborations. Over the next 20 years, Terry became a mentor and dear friend, always sharing his wide ranging photographic knowledge generously. 

Terry Dennett in 2012 at Jo Spence (Part 1) in London, Space Studios



Training originally as a painter, for decades Terry worked as staff photographer at the London Zoo, where he had a colour and black & white darkroom and a 9 to 5 job. He also had, what he referred to as his second 5 to 9 job, and would regularly collaborate on projects with researchers, including Shaheed Macgregor, on Eating Rough, Sleeping Rough, a pop-up exhibitionmade in support of a campaign to addre…

Mémoires photographiques des coins perdus: Les Enfants de la Cité Lesage-Bullourde et Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris 1949-54: photographer Marilyn Stafford's work in Toronto

Marilyn Stafford Alliance Francaise Exhibition March 8th – April 3 2017 Toronto
Mémoires photographiques des coins perdus: Les Enfants de la Cité Lesage-Bullourde et Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris 1949-54
Much travelled and internationally published photographer Marilyn Stafford grew up during the 1930s in Cleveland, Ohio USA. In December 1948, Marilyn moved to Paris via New York, and in 1951 briefly sang with a small music ensemble at Chez Carrère near the Champs Elysées. At the club she met Edith Piaf and also became friends with Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson, who both encouraged her work as a photographer.
Between 1949 and the mid 1950s, Marilyn made photographs in several different Parisian neighbourhoods. Her compelling images of children from Cité Lesage-Bullourde near the Place de la Bastille, provide rare insights into the daily lives of children in one of Paris’ poorest districts.
Marilyn’s photographs of the children who made these streets their playground, document a com…

Landscape from a dream: Paul Nash

'One reality leads to another with the assurance that both exist instantaneously and in the same place' - Roland Penrose, commenting, in 1938 on the landscapes of Paul Nash - currently @ TATE BRITAIN.


Large comprehensive retrospective of Paul Nash's work - rich use of symbolism, metaphor and planes of vision. Dreaming trees and Aerial Creatures particularly moving.

The edge of the earth @ Ryerson School of Image arts gallery

Devastating group exhibition showing damage caused to planet - era of the anthropocene - with Richard Misrach, Chris Jordan, Ed Burtynsky and many more.


 Chris Jordan image of 2010 unaltered stomach contents of fledgling Laysan albatross, Midway Island



'An archive is a conversation between the present and the past': Black Chronicles Photographic portraits 1862-1948 @ National Portrait Gallery

Autograph exhibition of more than forty photographs in three gallery spaces at the National Portrait Gallery. Astonishing quality and presence - important exhibition - beautifully presented.








Photographs taken in 1891 - but look contemporary - the sitters are present.



'An archive is a conversation between the present and the past': Black Chronicles Photographic portraits 1862-1948 @ National Portrait Gallery

Autograph exhibition of more than forty photographs in three gallery spaces at the National Portrait Gallery. Astonishing quality and presence - important exhibition - beautifully presented.








Photographs taken in 1891 - but look contemporary - the sitters are present.