An­other Way of Telling

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - CLASSIFIEDS -

An­other Way of Telling show­cases al­most 100 works from the rich, dy­namic ca­reers of Anna Fox and Karen Knorr, two lead­ing doc­u­men­tary pho­tog­ra­phers in the UK. In their work, acer­bic wit is brought to sharp so­cial com­men­tary on sub­jects that are seen through two highly in­di­vid­ual per­spec­tives that wrap in a warm dose of hu­mor the pho­tog­ra­phers’ pen­e­trat­ing in­sight into the is­sues of our times. The ex­hi­bi­tion in­cludes se­lec­tions from rep­re­sen­ta­tive themes in each of their bod­ies of work. Ad­di­tion­ally, it fea­tures en­tire series that rep­re­sent photo es­says on the sub­ject of class, work­ing en­vi­ron­ments, and self-aware­ness, pre­sented from dis­tinct, al­ter­na­tive per­spec­tives. Fine ex­am­ples are Anna Fox’s two series Work Sta­tions, and Bas­ingstoke, dis­played in con­trast to Karen Knorr’s series ti­tled Bel­gravia, all of which high­light the gulf in class at­ti­tudes. Karen Knorr’s Punks, pro­duced to­gether with Swiss pho­tog­ra­pher Olivier Ri­chon, doc­u­mented the first gen­er­a­tion of the punk mu­sic move­ment in the UK in the mid-1970s. Through th­ese works we see the pho­tog­ra­phers’ think­ing about cul­ture, gen­der, en­vi­ron­ment, and na­ture. The ex­hib­tion is cu­rated by Hao Xu, a pho­tog­ra­pher, artist, writer and cu­ra­tor based in Shang­hai. It is sup­ported by the Bri­tish Coun­cil, and is one of the Bri­tish Coun­cil in China’s “In­spir­ing Women in the Arts” pro­gram.

Date: Septem­ber 20 to Novem­ber 18, Tues­day to Sun­day, 10:30 am to 5:30 pm

Venue: Shang­hai Cen­tre of Pho­tog­ra­phy

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