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Steps To The Sea: James Bloomfield

St Mary in the Castle is excited that James Bloomfield, a local documentary photographer, will be having an exhibition of new photographs in the Crypt Gallery. The free exhibition ‘Steps to the Sea’ will be on show in the Crypt Gallery from 22 September until 23 October. 

Posted 16:45 Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 In: Photography Tags: St Mary in the Caste Steps To The Sea Thom Kofoed

Greenham Remembered: an exhibition

Greenham Remembered: an exhibition

Posted 10:42 Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 In: Photography Tags: Cruise missiles Greenham Remembered Women's Voice

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.

Posted 15:17 Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 In: Photography Tags: Buddy Project Light of the Beast Migrants Nick Terdre OPEN cafe Stella Dore
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.

Posted 17:04 Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 In: Photography Tags: Chris Bird-Jones Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Malcolm Glover
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.

Posted 15:31 Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 In: Photography Tags: Alastair Fairley Apollo XI Buzz Aldrin Edward H White II Fairley Achive of Space Explorations FASE First moon landing first space walk Lauris Morgan-Griffiths. A Wave of Dreams Arts Lab Mercury 7 Neil Armstrong Peter Fairley

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.

Posted 19:00 Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 In: Photography Tags: Chet Baker Julian Norridge Lucy Bell Miles Davis Ray Charles Tim Motion

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.

Posted 21:56 Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 In: Photography Tags: environment Hastings fishing industry John Cole photographer
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.

Posted 18:32 Monday, Apr 22, 2019 In: Photography Tags: Don McCullin Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lucy Bell Gallery Margot Fonteyn Philip Jones Griffiths Royal Ballet Rudolf Nureyev
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