13 October 2012 – 6 January 2013 (admission free)
Photographs from Henry Bourne‚Äôs¬† British Folklore Portrait project will be a part of a new exhibition of photographs at the Towner gallery, Eastbourne – the contemporary art museum for South East England.
“Since 1897, when Sir Benjamin Stone established the National Photographic Record Association (NPRA), photographers have had a fascination with the rites and rituals of Britain.
This exhibition explores the complimentary relationship between photography and folklore practice ‚Äď featuring contributions from Henry Bourne,¬†Faye Claridge, Tom Chick,¬†Matthew Cowan, David Ellison, Sara Hannant,¬†Brian Shuel,¬†The Benjamin Stone Collection, Doc Rowe and Homer Sykes.
There are 720 recorded events, rites and customs practiced in the UK each year, and folklore is reflected in every element of our community, life and values. Folklore is a vibrant element of ‚ÄėBritishness‚Äô and a living cultural heritage that links the past to the present, helping us to understand our communities and cultures as well as our shared humanity.
Collective Observations will consider the enduring appeal of vernacular traditions
as rich subject matter for image makers, and explore how photographers have
consistently turned their lenses toward the spectacle of these archaic customs ‚Äď
whether by documenting events (like Homer Sykes and Sara Hannant), making
portraits (Henry Bourne, David Ellison) or taking a more conceptual approach
(Matthew Cowan, Tom Chick).
Curated by the¬†Museum of British Folklore¬†in conjunction with Towner”
copyright: Towner gallery
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Silvia Fendi photographed for Elle UK May issue by Henry Bourne in Rome
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For the 7th april cover of IO Donna magazine Henry Bourne photographs Philippe Starck in Burano, Venice. For a behind the scenes at the shoot video click¬†here
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For the April issue of British Vogue, Henry Bourne photographed the London Mayor Boris Johnson at the London 2012 Olympics site
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For the April issue of Elle UK, Henry Bourne photographs BRIT Award winner Emeli Sande
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Henry Bourne photographed the Scottish designer Jonathan Saunders for the April issue of Elle UK
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The April 2012 Design Issue of The New York Times – T magazine ¬†- ¬†Featured ¬†Harriet Anstruther and ¬†Henry Bourne’s home in London designed by ¬†Harriet Anstruther, and photographed by Henry Bourne. To see more of Harriet Anstruther’s work click¬†here
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Henry Bourne will be participating in a new group show¬†”NOW & THEN”¬†¬†11th- 28th¬†October 2011,¬†AN EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY¬†ART AND HISTORICAL OBJECTS,ORGANISED BY ADRIAN DANNATT,¬†at Harris Lindsay,¬†67 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6NY
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Folklore Portraits – Henry Bourne and Simon Costin
A photographic portrait project, of the individuals involved in the myriad different British folklore traditions and customs, around the United Kingdom.
Henry Bourne has travelled around the UK to various folklore festivals and events, with a portable studio, photographing the diverse mix of people who participate in these events and rituals. ¬†These unique traditions are flourishing rather than dying out.
Bourne decided the best way to concentrate on the individuals rather than the perimeter events would be to take a portable daylight studio, together with a white background to link each portrait together.
The initial idea of folklore portraits came from a discussion with Simon Costin, a renowned designer and director of the Museum of British Folklore, who is campaigning to raise funds and awareness for the UK‚Äôs first museum to cover this subject. He has been taking his mini museum around the UK in an elaborately styled caravan and has been an integral part of the photographic project, suggesting events and sharing his contacts and enthusiasm. The project has been in collaboration with Simon, whose help and knowledge has been invaluable to the project.
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For the December issue of British Elle Henry Bourne photographed Valentino designers Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri at Valentino’s Palazzzo Mignanelli headquarters in Rome.
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