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Private View… More Progress

April 20, 2017

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I have continued to work on my Bethnal Green project Private View… with further visits to the V&A Museum of Childhood and York Hall. Both of these venues have interesting histories. The Museum was originally constructed to provide  a home for exhibits from the Great Exhibition in 1851. The “Brompton Boilers’ as it was affectionately known opened […]

What’s new…

April 13, 2017

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It has been rather a long time since I posted here… Yet I’ve been busy. I have continued to work with Toynbee Hall on documenting their regeneration project…the latest blog post is here. I am also working on a new project in Bethnal Green. The working title is PRIVATE VIEW… The idea of the project […]

Regeneration @ToynbeeHall

January 28, 2017

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Have been working up a maquette of a book for the Toynbee Hall Regeneration project. Early days yet – I am less than half way through. I want to open a dialogue with the team at Toynbee Hall on how we might present the work in the long run. Preview is on blurb.com… Regeneration @ToynbeeHall […]

News…

January 26, 2017

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It’s been a while since I posted to this blog…. But I have not been idle. I have been travelling a lot… I made some interesting images of a deserted dairy farm in Alexandra Bridge Western Australia – Coffey’s Dairy Farm. My trip to Hong Kong saw me making more urban night time images with […]

Toynbee Hall – Regeneration

November 25, 2016

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Toynbee Hall have published the latest blog post on the Regeneration project. This includes a selection of my images along with my impressions following my recent visit. I will need to start thinking about how this project is shaping up and how I might eventually present the work. This is the sixth post. Click to […]

…100 Years since Charles Booth – Video of installation

November 22, 2016

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I thought I would make a small iPhone video of the installation at Oxford House for my archive and to show those who can’t make it to Bethnal Green. I think it looks pretty good, but of course I a very biased. Certainly the most ambitious exhibition I’ve staged (so far). The video is on Vimeo […]

…100 Years since Charles Booth Opening and Photofusion Salon 16

November 12, 2016

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The opening for the Social Change in Tower Hamlets…100 Years since Charles Booth  went very well. I was very pleased with how the final installation looked. On the night we had a guest speaker Tom Harper who is an art historian  and map curator at the British Library. He gave a brief chat situating Booth’s poverty maps in […]

…100 Years since Charles Booth – Private View

October 25, 2016

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The date for the private view/artist talk for my forthcoming exhibition SOCIAL CHANGE IN TOWER HAMLETS…100 YEARS SINCE CHARLES BOOTH. It is planned for 10th November from 6.00 until 9.30 pm with the artist’s talk at 7.00. All are welcome so please pass on details. For my photographer colleagues its worth noting the the exhibition is part […]

A lot going on…

October 21, 2016

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Been very busy lately preparing for two exhibitions at once. Thankfully the installation of ‘[( 6 )] go to Oxford’ exhibition is being handled by RobTM and Tanya Ahmed. The exhibition opens today a few thousand miles away….very exciting all the same!! Closer to home, preparations for my exhibition ‘Social Change in Tower Hamlets…100 Years since Charles […]

Urban PhotoFest 2016 and another exhibition opportunity

October 6, 2016

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I have just hear that the screening of the UPF Open finalists’ images will take place on Thursday, 3 November at Tate Modern during the UrbanPhotoFest official launch. The images will be screened in the foyer to the Starr Auditorium prior to the Artists’ Talk with Sirkka-Liisa Kinttinen, and again after the talk during the UPF […]

Oxford work now complete

September 29, 2016

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I have now completed the processing of image/text panels for the [( 6 )] go to Oxford Exhibition at the Riverside Gallery in Oxford Nova Scotia. By next week all the printing will be done and the prints will commence their journey across the Atlantic…all very exciting. PR has now started and Dewald (one of the [( […]

[( 6 )] Goes to Oxford

September 19, 2016

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Back from Oxford now having completed the work on the idea I came up with a while ago see here. The mode of production has moved on somewhat since my first idea but the fundamental idea has remained constant. I have some more processing to do but the first image/text panels are off the production […]

Urban PhotoFest 2016

September 6, 2016

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This image from my series Transformation  has been selected as one of the winners of the Urban Photofest 2016.   It will be screened at the  UrbanPhotoFest in early November. Fellow [( 6 )] photographer Tanya Ahmad was also named as one of the winners. Well done to her!!

Social Change in Tower Hamlets…100 Years since Charles Booth – Exhibition

September 5, 2016

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After a fair amount of discussion with both Oxford House and New Policy Institute we have agreed to go ahead with the proposed exhibition. It will run at Oxford House from 10th November to 7th December 2016. We hope to organise a speaker event rather than a private view and are currently talking to prospective […]

[( 6 )] Oxford Re-union

August 1, 2016

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I made a short visit (2 hours) to Oxford yesterday to visit George Street. My idea was to do a site recce to test out my idea for a project as per my previous post. I got there at 7.30 am and the streets were already busy! Tourists everywhere in Oxford. The light was also […]

Oxford House Exhibition Video Shoot

July 13, 2016

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For the last two days I have been at Oxford House in Bethnal Green working with a group based there. The idea was to shoot some video footage of members of the group talking about their views on the social issues raised by Charles Booth’s survey – but in the modern context. The final version […]

Photofusion Crowdfunding Campaign – Simon Norfolk Hidden LondonWalking Tour

June 10, 2016

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As part of the crowdfunding initiative aimed at keeping Photofusion going see here, I pledged some money. My reward was to take part in a Hidden London Walking Tour organised by Simon Norfolk. Yesterday was the appointed day for the walk and it was great fun and highly educational. Simon had fixed up for us to visit the […]

East End Transformations (after Marville) – Latest Edit

June 10, 2016

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In the background I have been fitting in some more photography of East London and the transformation taking place through redevelopment. My tentative artists statement for this work is set out below: I now have 14 images that I have reasonably comfortable with although this is not a final edit. I have more work to do […]

[(6)] Oxford Reunion

May 20, 2016

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In September the six photographers who collaborated to stage the [(6)] exhibition at Bank Street Arts in July/August 2014 will be getting together once again. The idea is to produce a collective body of work over a weekend on the nominal subject of Oxford (the city). The work will be shown in a gallery in […]

The Photo Booth…

May 11, 2016

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I visited John Ryan the CEO of Oxford House in Bethnal Green on Monday with a view to discussing the idea of a ‘vox pop’ video for the prospective exhibition in November. Following our discussion I produced the following brief for the work which has a working title of ‘The Photo Booth…’. There are several […]

Oxford House – Prospective Exhibition

April 30, 2016

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I have been in discussions with John Ryan, CEO of Oxford House in Bethnal Green, about a possible exhibition in November of this year. The aim will be to commemorate the centenary of Charles Booth’s death. OH was originally a University Settlement along the lines of Toynbee Hall and was founded in the late 1800s. OH […]

Toynbee Hall– portraits and the blog

March 24, 2016

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I spent some time last month working with the team at Toynbee Hall. The plan was that we would jointly publish a blog which will be used to keep all stakeholders informed about the regeneration process at Toynbee Hall. I will be providing the photographs and writing the texts will be a joint effort. At the end the idea […]

New ‘Keith Greenough Photography’ Website

March 18, 2016

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I have at long last brought all my recent work together into a single ‘gallery’ website. This will serve as a reference point for those interested in my photography. The site has gone live in ‘beta’ form…any comments on errors/omissions would be appreciated. Click on the picture below to access the site at http://www.keithgreenough.com.

East End Transformations (After Marville)

February 14, 2016

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State of play with my East End work is presented in the video below. I will not be working on this for a few weeks and so thought I would document where I stand. I am very attracted to the idea of using the same form of presentation as Marville – photographs mounted on blue […]

East End Transformations… updated

February 11, 2016

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I processed the images in my previous post very quickly to get a feel for the way in which the pinhole images might look. Too quickly with hindsight and I have since explored the nature of the processing more thoroughly with reference to Charles Marville’s photographic prints of Paris. The first set of images were’t […]

After Marville…East End Transformations

February 10, 2016

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I have now received back my first batch of pinhole photographs of redevelopment activity around Shoreditch/Spitalfields. The reference to ‘transformations’ in the title of this post has, at least, two meanings. In the first instance the subject matter itself is concerned with the physical transformation of the urban environment. On another level it also refers to […]

After Marville – Transformations

January 30, 2016

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I have not been actively making images for my project looking at the gentrification of Spitalfields and Shoreditch in East London. BUT I have been thinking… The latest set of images I produced is here. They are straight colour images of the changes taking place. Following Marville’s lead (in his documentation of Haussmann’s tranformation of Paris) […]

LSE Talk

January 29, 2016

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My artists talk at LSE seemed to go well yesterday. It was quite small gathering about 25 people. They had estimated around this number. All seemed to enjoy the event and I was able to sell ten catalogues left over from my Spitalfields exhibition. There was talk afterwards of further collaboration later in the year – this year […]

Exhibitionfest

January 29, 2016

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I spent Tuesday of this week taking in several exhibitions in London. Four of my favourite photographers – Alec Soth, Julia Margaret Cameron, Saul Leiter and Joel Meyerowitz. Soth’s exhibition was a retrospective with work from each of his major series over the last 12 years. Seeing the series one after another in separate rooms […]

Lifting the Curtain on Show at London School of Economics

January 25, 2016

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From today, Lifting the Curtain is on show in the form of a  looping video display in the foyer/entrance to the library at London School of Economics. Really pleased!!. Will see the installation when I go there on Thursday to deliver my lecture….slides and notes all done. Looking forward to Thursday…with some trepidation.

London School of Economics – Lecture on Lifting the Curtain

January 3, 2016

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I have been asked to give a lecture on my ‘Lifting the Curtain’ work at the London School of Economics. My lecture will be an optional event for students taking the LSE100 Course–an interdisciplinary course for undergraduate students which is designed to broaden and deepen their engagement with social scientific analysis. In Lent Term they teach a 5 week module on […]

Arles 2013 -In retrospect

December 29, 2015

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Back in July 2013 I visited Rencontre D’Arles. It was an excellent if exhausting experience. I documented the exhibitions I visited in two blog posts here and here. During my stay I made a series of photographs with Fomapan 400 120 black and white film, using two cameras – a plastic Holga and a much more sophisticated […]

Third visit and time for a pause…

December 18, 2015

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I have now completed my third visit to the old buildings at Toynbee Hall. This is likely to be my last before work commences on the regeneration project. My plan now is to take stock of what I have and to come up with some ideas for presenting the work. The initial form of presentation […]

More work at Toynbee Hall

December 15, 2015

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I have been hurrying to complete my initial set of images of Toynbee Hall before the developers take over at the site. My aim has been to create a series of photographs that demonstrates the need for regeneration and at the same time reveals something of the rich history of the place. Building work starts in the […]

Toynbee Hall Regeneration

November 24, 2015

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Just started work on a new project, documenting the regeneration of Toynbee Hall. This will be interesting. A couple of images of my reconnoitre of the old halls yesterday…

Lifting the Curtain Exhibition – Final Thoughts

November 22, 2015

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The dust has now settled on the Lifting the Curtain Exhibition and I thought it would be a good idea to record my reflections on the experience. In summary it was an exciting and very worthwhile experience. I had the opportunity to show my work in a lovely gallery that was also a place highly […]

New work – After Marville…

November 19, 2015

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I have been out in the field working on images for After Marville…  I have been focusing on locations where new developments have recently been completed or where work is in progress or where planning applications have been made for new developments (and often the demolition of pre-existing properties. I have put the work into a […]

New Work – Out of the Shadows

July 12, 2015

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I have been developing an idea for new work which follows on from ‘Lifting the Curtain’. The project is code-named ‘Out of the Shadows’. The idea is to continue to explore how East London is changing through demographic shifts, its relationship with the rest of London and recent redevelopment (in term of both the physical infrastructure and its […]

Assignment Five Tutor Feedback

February 12, 2015

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The main thrust of my submission for this final Assignment was about presentation of my work. I submitted a detailed paper on this. Perhaps too detailed as my tutor found it a little confusing and was puzzled by the large number of options I discussed. She suggested that I make it very clear in my assessment […]

Oxford OCA Student Exhibition

February 9, 2015

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I heard from John Umney and Penny Watson that they have decided to include some work from Lifting the Curtain  in their forthcoming exhibition to take place in Oxford in May/June of this year. This is great news and my thanks to them both for their generosity. As I am away a lot over the coming […]

Assignment Five Submission

February 8, 2015

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A few days ago I submitted my final assignment, #Five, to my tutor. This was a momentous event. My last assignment on my photography degree course with the OCA. The main thrust of this assignment was to set out my plans for presentation of Lifting the Curtain. I defined the scope of this work in a paper I […]

Document, Publicity, Commentary, Art

February 7, 2015

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This post presents my thoughts on the recent CONSTRUCTING WORLDS Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age Exhibition at the Barbican London. This exhibition closed in early January 2015. I visited twice. There was much to take in at this blockbuster exhibition, which presented work by 18 photographers. I have struggled to get my mind around it all and […]

Tate Modern – Conflict-Time-Photography

February 6, 2015

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I have been looking forward to this exhibition for some time. The concept of the exhibition has quite an overlap with my own work in East London. My own work does not deal with conflict, but does pose questions about what a photograph of a present day place can say, if anything, about what happened […]

Assignment Four Tutor Feedback

January 27, 2015

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Somewhat belatedly I am posting the feedback from my tutor for assignment four. Sharon’s comments were largely positive and I got the sense that she felt I was on track and that ‘Lifting the Curtain’ is now working well. With regards to the book her key comment was that it would be stronger if I […]

‘Lifting the Curtain’ – staging the exhibition and book sales

January 19, 2015

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As I stated in my previous post my plan is to use ‘Lifting the Curtain’ to raise funds for the East London charity Toynbee Hall through sales of prints and copies of my book. I will pay for the printing, framing  and book production and any proceeds from sales will go to the charity. This post deals with […]

Hiroshi Sugimoto – Still Life @ Pace Gallery, London

January 6, 2015

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I had a chance to make a brief visit to the Sugimoto ‘Still Life’ exhibition at the Pace Gallery in London today. It was most impressive. I have seen three Sugimoto exhibitions now—his landscapes/seascapes in Arles last year, his Architecture photographs at the recent ‘Constructing Worlds’ exhibition at the Barbican and now his Dioramas at […]

Photo Competition: Visual artist Lucia Pizzani and filmmaker David Jackson win Hotshoe Photofusion Award 2014

December 19, 2014

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Now in its fifth year, I was delighted to announce the winners of the Hotshoe Photofusion Award 2014 at the gallery last week (11 December) with a short comment on the work, which I have reproduced below. The winners are: Lucia Pizzani for her Impronta series 2013 of ink-jet prints derived from the wet-plate collodion…

Quo Vadis — germ of an idea for life after YOP

December 17, 2014

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I am getting close to the end of my degree course at the Open College of the Arts. One more assignment to submit and preparation for assessment and it is all over. It has been a hugely enjoyable and enlightening experience and I must admit I will be quite lost when it is all over. […]

Karen Knorr Exhibition Tate Britain – December 2014

December 17, 2014

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I have studied Karen Knorr’s work, particularly her Belgravia 1979-1981 and  Gentlemen 1981-1983 series and have cited her as one of my influences see here. It is very fortuitous that she currently has a retrospective exhibition showing just these two series at Tate Britain. I went along yesterday to see her work in the flesh as it […]

Back from my travels

December 15, 2014

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I am now back in the UK after my trip to Australia and Hong Kong. The Australia piece was very much about racing triathlons with not so much time for photography. In Hong Kong however I managed to put my Leica rangefinder to use. During our stay in Hong Kong we spent a lot of […]