The work showcased incorporates a range of genres, including: documentary, landscape, photojournalism and portraiture; produced by 11 local photographers. Each photographer has been given their own space within the gallery to display their work and a brief statement about it or themselves.
The exhibition comes together as part of James Dodd’s photographic residency with the gallery, through which he is exploring the place of photography within the city of Sheffield.
“For a city the size of Sheffield, and for the number of photographers living and working here (there are at least 500 photographers studying on courses within the area each year), I don’t photographic events has been meeting the demand”
James has been researching the area for a while now, and have delivered a number of exhibitions so far including: Simon Roberts – Motherland, Berris Conolly and a series of digital sideshows entitled In Camera – which have featured some of the most highly regarded emerging photographers the world over.
From Simon Roberts – Motherland, Berris Conolly they play a part in what underclassrising.net is about and a inspiration, in our work. But we all so like to look outside the box and under the radar, so if you walk into Sheffield,s Winter Gardens you will see a DIY ethic that only northerners could manage,Pictures of Sheffield old and new, proves this point.
“For a city the size of Sheffield, and for the number of photographers living and working here (there are at least 500 photographers studying on courses within the area each year so we are told by James Dodd,
Pictures of Sheffield old and new is now displaying a selection of images from almost 9000 submitted to the Facebook page in the winter gardens between 9th August – 3rd September, and we say go along to see what the non professionals are taking with just there point in shoot cameras, while i love the work of Simon Roberts – Motherland, Berris Conolly, we should not ignore the DIY ethic that only northerners could manage.