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Beach visitors in focus for Coastal Currents

As part of Coastal Currents Malcolm Glover has taken his video camera to provide a close-up of people enjoying the beach in St Leonards-on-Sea. Judy Parkinson, a fan of the photographer, explains the background to the Groynes 41-42 project.

Posted 17:53 Monday, Sep 3, 2018 In: Photography Tags: Borough Wines coastal currents Debenhams Groynes Judy Parkinson Malcolm Glover Mark C Hewitt

JJ Waller talks about Through The Lens Festival

After 11 years of being associated with St Leonards and Hastings, photographer JJ Waller is proud to finally be a part of the Coastal Currents festival this September. Erica Smith interviews him about his appearance at the inaugural Through The Lens Festival of Photography from 31 August to 8 September at St Mary in the Castle.

Posted 21:50 Friday, Aug 24, 2018 In: Photography Tags: Antony Penrose festival Hastings JJ Waller Lee Miller Martin Parr Photography St Leonards Through The Lens
Derby Day G Peter Dench

New photography festival launches in Hastings

It is hard setting up a new project in Hastings because there is always so much going on; and a brand new photographic festival could have been labelled madness. There are a lot of good photographers in the area but photographers are notoriously lone wolves and do not like to be herded together. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to talk to the Through the Lens Festival team, Jo Kilmartin and Kim Hall, to find out more.  

Posted 15:06 Monday, Jul 30, 2018 In: Photography Tags: Antony Penrose Ian Berry Inge Gottfredsen JJ Waller Kim Hall Kristen Reynolds Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lee Miller Martin Parr Peter Ench st mary in the castle Stephen Gill Steve Kilmartin Through the Lens Festival

Giles Duley: I Can Only Tell You What My Eyes See

And through Giles Duley’s eyes, one enters and shares the world he observes; we see what resonates for him as he travels and traverses the planet. And it is the legacy of war that echoes for him, which is also the name of the charity he’s initiated, raising awareness of the legacy of war on people. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 21:15 Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 In: Photography Tags: giles duley I Can Only Tell You What My Eyes See st mary in the castle

Giles Duley: inspiring action and change

On 4th and 5th July, internationally renowned documentary photographer, Giles Duley, will be presenting his stories and images in his hometown for the first time, as part of a supper club at St Mary’s in the Castle. Duley has been working tirelessly, and with an unparalleled commitment in the face of grave danger, to reveal the simple humanity of those enduring conflict across the globe. His portraits of people who have been caught up in the chaos of war are profoundly personal, and take us deep into their stories and the reality of our shared human state. Felicity Laurence and Dan Matthews of Hastings Community of Sanctuary write.

Posted 09:37 Friday, Jun 15, 2018 In: Photography
Steve Strange on the Door at the Blitz © Terry Smith/BlitzClub /LucyBellGallery

Blitz kids at Lucy Bell

Lucy Bell Gallery is exhibiting some rarely seen photographs by Terry Smith of the Blitz Kids era. This was a club hosted by Steve Strange and Rusty Egan on Tuesday nights in Covent Garden and went some way in launching the New Romantics Movement. This is a personal report by Janet Lyon about the time she worked there with Steve, “a young guy from Wales with a huge imagination”.

Posted 17:18 Thursday, May 31, 2018 In: Photography Tags: Ashes to Ashes Blitz Club Boy George David Bowie GeorgeO'Dowd Janet Lyon Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lucy Bell Gallery New Romantics Rusty Egan Steve Stange Terry Smith
© Andrew Catlin

Rock Contacts on film

The Lucy Bell Gallery is showing contact sheets of famous rock musicians. The contact sheet is an unedited sequence of negatives or roll of film that provides a behind-the-scenes history of a photograph. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to see them and found them fascinating.

Posted 15:05 Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 In: Photography Tags: Andrew Catlin Carintha West David Bowie Don Humstein Lucy Bell Lucy Bell Gallery Sinead O'Connor

Zoom’s mural gives a panoramic view of town

Visitors arriving in Hastings by rail are offered a panoramic foretaste of the sights to be seen around town by a collage of views seen through the lens of photographers from the Zoom Arts group. Nick Terdre reports.

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