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Greenham Remembered: an exhibition

Greenham Remembered: an exhibition

Posted 10:42 Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 In: Photography Tags: , ,
From Pablo Allison's The Light of the Beast exhibition.

Central Americans take the train in search for a new life

The creative cafe and gallery OPEN is hosting an exhibition of photos by Pablo Allison on Central American migrants taking the train in their quest to reach the US. Nick Terdre reports.

Pushka Ghats © Malcolm Glover

Malcolm Glover’s India

People fall in love with different countries – India and Africa, particularly, engender powerful emotions. India has certainly got under the skin of photographer Malcolm Glover. He has been visiting the country for over ten years, partly to escape the English winter but more for the sheer joy of that chaotic, colourful, teeming country, the spirit of  which he has captured in his distinctive photographs. Those images now make up a solo exhibition at A Wave of Dreams in St Leonards. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths stepped in to Glover’s soulful interpetation of that extraordinary place.

Buzz Aldrin on Moon with reflection in helmet.

Moon landing in St Leonards

It is the 50th anniversary of the first moon landings. So it is not surprising that there has been wall-to-wall radio and television coverage of the event. Even St Leonards is marking the occasion. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths wandered, earthbound, down the King’s Road to see St Leonards’ own celebration of the first American space exploration in a surprising exhibition.

Dizzy Gillespie (France, 1983).

Jazz photographer finds his moment

Tim Motion’s scintillating exhibition of iconic jazz photographs currently on display at the Lucy Bell Gallery in St Leonards is called An Eye for the Sound – and there’s a very good reason for that, as Julian Norridge explains.

Mark and Richard Ball, 1991.

Fishing for Generations

When I first came down to Hastings from London in 1991 to photograph the fishing community, I wasn’t really sure what to expect, says photographer John Cole. I wandered along the Stade asking fishermen if I could take their photos and, although many said yes, attempts at further conversation were generally futile. But I persisted and eventually won the trust of the men and women working in what is proportionally the UK’s second most dangerous profession.

Corps de ballet © Colin Jones/Topfotos

From ballet to industrial photography

It seems bizarre that as the years roll by the 1960s that so many remember vividly are falling into the depths of Another Time. Black and white, gritty reportage was printed as regualr features in newspapers and magazines. When you see those photographs now, it is history reaching out: in the faces; the clothes; hair styles; buildings – and especially  the gritty images of industry in the north which have now disappeared into the mists of time. Colin Jones was one of the photographers documenting those eras. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to see his early images at Lucy Bell’s Gallery.

21st Century Types ©Grace Lau

Exotic 21st century types

Grace Lau is a well known, highly respected figure around the Old Town, but appreciation spreads further afield when it comes to the photography fraternity. Moving to Hastings, Grace, as a professional photographer and tutor, has been integral to forming a rich photography community in the town. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talked to her about how she came to be here and her new book, Portraits in a Chinese Studio, a project conceived, born and bred in Hastings.

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