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JJ Waller’s photographs nail lockdown

HOT’s Erica Smith was delighted when a review copy of JJ Waller’s latest documentary photography book dropped through the letterbox.

Posted 21:45 Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020 In: Photography Tags: JJ Waller lockdown Martin Parr Photography windows

Flotsam and jetsam

These photographs were all taken during a lowtide lockdown walk from Pett Level to Hastings by photographer Josie Barnes.

Posted 20:00 Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020 In: Photography Tags: Fairlight Hastings Josie Barnes low-tide Pett photographer walk

Derek Jarman in all his glory

‘Friends of Derek’, the latest exhibition at Norman Road’s Lucy Bell Gallery, is a joyous celebration of the filmmaker, artist and activist Derek Jarman, writes A. Vasudevan

Posted 17:42 Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020 In: Photography Tags: Art Fund Artist Derek Brown Derek Jarman Ed Sykes Friends of Derek Jarman Lucy Bell Gallery Photography Prospect Cottage campaign The Garden

And Man made Mannequin… an unlikely story

An exhibition of photographs of glamorous mannequins alongside a fantastic range of couture hats seems like a match made in heaven – and that’s what’s on offer at Caroline Morris Millinery & Art in Kings Road in St Leonards until 25 April. Since opening her millinery shop and art space in 2019, Caroline has exhibited local, internationally acclaimed artists such as Katherine Reekie, Oska Lappin and Susan Elliott. Each exhibition invites a creative exchange between hat designer and artist  – in this case, photographer John Ferro Sims. PR consultant Debra Boraston takes up the tale.

Posted 16:45 Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 In: Photography Tags: Caroline Morris Debra Boraston John Ferro Sims mannequins
Derek Jarman at Dungeness © John Cole

John Cole, Brian Rybolt and Bob Mazzer’s photographic journey

Gang of Three, part of the 2019 PhotoHastings Festival, is on until 10 November at Hastings Arts Forum, 36 Marina, St Leonards-on-Sea TN38 0BU. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm.

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A photographic walk through Brexit land

Ian Land has produced a formidable body of landscapes, shaped and formed by us, the British. He decided to take his camera for a walk – the coastal route from Hastings to London – and the results are now on display in an exhibition at Hastings Arts Forum. It is a desolate, gloomy marginal area – the end of England. And so it appears to be turning out, for those born and bred here who feel European and want to remain so. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was impressed by the exhibition’s unflinching honesty; sometimes to the point where you want to look away as he captures the spirit of England – and it isn’t a very edifying sight.

Posted 22:22 Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 In: Photography Tags: Ian Land Lauris Morgan-Griffiths PhotoHastings

Plastication Imagination photography on Hastings seafront

Marybeth Haas shares her thoughts and ideas behind this series of six images, currently exhibited on advertising boards on Hastings promenade, a Coastal Currents and Photo Hastings event running until 27 October.

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Photohastings’ season of photography

October sees commencement of the Photohastings 2019 season of photography, which runs through October and November, Andrew Moran (Co-chair of Photohastings) reports.

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