Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Brian Harris - signed photographs

Tickets for the auction party on the 26th Nov are very nearly sold out. If you are unable to attend, sealed bids and telephone bidding can be accepted. To email for further details, or to register for either method click here

Andrew Marr calls him “The Great Brian Harris”, he is one of the best and most respected photographers working in the UK. It is said by those who know that you can recognise a Brian Harris photograph from 10ft. He worked as a Staff Photographer on The Times until he was appointed Chief Photographer of The Independent when it launched in 1986 and, working with photographers such as Jeremy Nicholl, he created The Independent’s unique reputation for the highest quality of photojournalism.

Brian has received many awards for his work, including the prestigious "What the Papers Say" Photographer of the Year Award. He has had solo exhibitions, notably at the Barbican Arts Centre and the Photofusion gallery in London and contributed work to collective exhibitions, most recently at the Hayward Gallery on London's South Bank.

His passion is photography - he is never without a camera, be it the latest digital confection, his well-worn Leica or a cheap disposable. The important factor is what the image says, not how it was created.

His website is very well worth a look (run your mouse over the green bars at the side to navigate).

Brian has very kindly offered us two stunning signed prints to auction. The prints are 15inch on A3 paper High Quality ink jet prints and for conservation purposes should be displayed out of sunlight and behind UV absorbant glass.

Promise 19. The Reedcutter (click photo to enlarge)

Eric Edwards became a marshman in 1967. He's now the last of his kind. He now works for the Broads Authority, managing their marshes at How Hill, cutting reed and sedge, which will be used by local thatchers or used to make panels.

Promise 20. Southwold Pier (click photo to enlarge)
This is a great time of change in the history of this landmark. After years of storm damage and neglect, the pier, which was originally built in 1900, has been completely rebuilt.


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