NewsExhibition : Craigie Horsfield – Workers

London (27 Nov 2015 – 26 Feb 2016) Before the invention of photography revolutionised our way of looking at the world, portraiture was largely confined to depicting the wealthiest and most powerful people in the world

Before the invention of photography revolutionised our way of looking at the world, portraiture was largely confined to depicting the wealthiest and most powerful people in the world.

The men and women who dominated England during the Tudor period became especially addicted to showing themselves off in grandiose full-length paintings, where foppish attire often seems more important than their preening facial features. Later artists as defiant as Goya struggled against becoming dutiful, orthodox and formulaic portraitists. But judging by his current exhibition at the National Gallery, even the rebellious Goya was caught half-way between satirising Spanish royalty and celebrating its existence in his own work.

4(6).

Paintings of regal and aristocratic patrons could hardly be further removed from Craigie Horsfield’s images of Polish workers. No satire can be detected here, and the factories where they earn their living have nothing to do with ostentatious splendour. Horsfield’s decision to photograph them in black and white reinforces his refusal to prettify these grim locations in any way at all. They are forbidding places, inhabited by people who seem caught up in jobs demanding tough physical labour, long hours and very little remuneration. One of the workers, a moustachioed man, has laid down his hammer in order to straighten himself up and look away. But only for a moment: as soon as Horsfield has finished photographing him, this unsmiling man will doubtless resume his task once more.

The other workers are also involved in their jobs, mostly requiring intense concentration as they manipulate machinery with practised skill. One woman, photographed in Krakow during the 1980s, focuses on clasping and controlling an all-important lever. She looks tired, yet not as much as the bald-headed man in another image who sits and stares at his machine. Maybe he is simply pausing for an instant, but his expression suggests that he feels disconsolate as well.

As our eyes move from one image to the next, we realise that Horsfield’s empathy reveals just how isolated each of these individuals really is. The longer we gaze at them, the more stranded they become. At the same time, though, they refuse to feel defeated. Ultimately, Horsfield’s subtle ability to convey this sensitive insight means that we enter into their lives, and admire the resolve they maintain in order to cope with the demands of their daily predicament.

Craigie Horsfield (*1949) has exhibited at the Kunsthalle Basel (Basel, 2012), M HKA (Antwerp, 2011), Museo di Capodimonte, (Naples, 2008); Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney, 2007), Jeu de Paume (Paris, 2006); he participated in Documenta X and XI (Kassel, 1997, 2002) and the Whitney Biennial (New York, 2004). His work is in many public collections (including the Tate Gallery, London; Whitney Museum, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam). Horsfield was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1996.

Next year, a major exhibition of Horsfield’s recent work will take place at The Centraal Museum Utrecht, Holland, and a new publication by MACK Books, focusing exclusively on Horsfield’s portraits, will be published.

27 Nov 2015 – 26 Feb 2016

Large Glass

392 Caledonian Road
N1 1DN London
www.largeglass.co.uk

Craigie-Horsfield---Workers---Installation-3---A4_690

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BAnImage.jpg

ImageRights provides intelligent image search and copyright enforcement services to photo agencies and professional photographers worldwide.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/view.jpg
Share your most best images in this photo contest in collaboration with ViewBug. A community that hosts over 40 photo contests and challenges.
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Z.jpg

Simply Stunning Landscapes – Would you like to capture stunning landscapes every time you shoot… without having to travel far from home?

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/BB-Gallery-2.jpg
Share your most best images in this photo contest in collaboration with ViewBug. A community that hosts over 40 photo contests and challenges.
RELATED STORIES
Portrait Photographer; People by Marta Kochanek

EuropeShotPortrait Photographer; People by Marta Kochanek

Marta Kochanek is a Portrait Photographer. Photography was always the hugest passion of hers. As she follows it, Marta was offered to spearhead a large, independent archival project for Annie Leibovitz in New York in 2011.
Reverberations by Kazunori Nagashima

AsiaConceptReverberations by Kazunori Nagashima

Yokosuka, Japan, the setting of this work, has a base of the US Navy, it is a city where the remains of the ruins of World War II in part.
After meaning by Gianluca Ceccarini

B&WConceptEuropeAfter meaning by Gianluca Ceccarini

Not an ability to store past data but a process of reconstruction that, start from interests and knowledge of the present, trying to reconstruct the meaning of memory.
Still life in the mobile photography era by Stefania Piccioni

ConceptEuropeStill life in the mobile photography era by Stefania Piccioni

Why not adapting towards the latest revolutionary invention in photography? It´s a place where dreams go to live and die. Why not explore it further and make the most of it even in still life photography?
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/insta.jpg
The nude photographer; Stories by Anca Cernoschi

EuropeNudeThe nude photographer; Stories by Anca Cernoschi

The nude photographer is usually thought to be a male photographer. This is due to the fact that both scientific development and artistic work are generally considered to be masculine pursuits...
Life within Boundaries by Ravikumar Jambunathan

AsiaB&WBioLife within Boundaries by Ravikumar Jambunathan

Life within boundaries is hard and painful, no matter how sophisticated and safe it is. I always wonder why schools, offices and sometimes even a home is felt so stressful and pressurised, because, it confines us within boundaries with specific regulations.
TRENDING STORIES
Interview with Susanne Middelberg; published in our print edition #14

DnaEuropeInterview with Susanne Middelberg; published in our print edition #14

These images are about loneliness, being abandoned, pain, about intimacy and connectedness. The photographs were not taken based on a concept, but from a feeling, an impulse.
Fine art photographer; Dragos Ioneanu

B&WConceptFine art photographer; Dragos Ioneanu

My name is Dragos Ioneanu, I am a fine art photographer based in Copenhagen, Denmark specialised in B&W photography and subjects like architecture and seascapes/landscapes.
Somewhere in time by Loh Soo Mui

AsiaB&WStorySomewhere in time by Loh Soo Mui

Being the second generation locally born Malaysian Chinese whose grandfather immigrated from China, I was brought up in Chinese educational background when small, with an inexplicable liking for Chinese literature, paintings and philosophy.
Homecoming by Madeleine Morlet

EuropeStoryHomecoming by Madeleine Morlet

Adolescence is an archetype for our times, reflecting the incessant ambition for friendship and social bonding, and the conversely concurrent feeling of isolation; the desire to blend and belong, and the need to define and differentiate ourselves.
Fine Art Photography; Allegorical landscapes by Robb Johnson

AmericaB&WConceptFine Art Photography; Allegorical landscapes by Robb Johnson

I work with the Journey we all go on which is universal yet extremely personal; in a figurative mode of expression, conveying a meaning other than the literal.
To The Northwest by Giacomo Infantino

ConceptEuropeFeaturedTo The Northwest by Giacomo Infantino

His research is based on the in-depth narrative of those places in my province, those peripheral sites to which he has devoted his attention and constant attendance.
Jungle of Papua; Korowais by Martin Gros

EuropeStoryJungle of Papua; Korowais by Martin Gros

The Korowais, a society company at the ancient culture in which we live in the trees of a forest that protects and nourishes. Discovered in 1974, the semi-nomadic tribe operates in near autarky in the dense jungle of Papua.
Sarab by Nahid Rezashateri and Gianluca Ceccarini

EuropeStorySarab by Nahid Rezashateri and Gianluca Ceccarini

The Iranian landscape consists mostly of a vast desert territory. As for the Inuit who have so many words to indicate the snow so the iranians use different terms for the various types of desert
FEATURED STORIES
Dreamland; Tale of the blue pear by Nikolina Petolas

ConceptEuropeFeaturedDreamland; Tale of the blue pear by Nikolina Petolas

The series present a search for our own essence, which is embodied in the shape of a pear, in different color and sizes, which can be found in the majority of her artworks.
Homeless people; On the street by Zoltán Molnár

B&WEuropeFeaturedStoryHomeless people; On the street by Zoltán Molnár

In the EU, the number of homeless people has grown by seventy percent in one decade. Nowadays more than 700 thousand people have to face the fact daily that they have no roof above their heads.
Religious devotion; Viernes Santo by Oliver Weber

B&WEuropeFeaturedStoryReligious devotion; Viernes Santo by Oliver Weber

Ceremony of the funeral of god’s son Jesus. With the arrival of spring comes Easter week. It has centuries of history behind it and is one of Spain’s most authentic and emotive celebrations.
Losing our minds by Eddy Verloes

B&WConceptEuropeFeaturedLosing our minds by Eddy Verloes

I want this poetic-philosophical reflection to speak through my images in these corona times. In my series “Losing our minds” I consciously show only young people who are looking for themselves, for the meaning of life and the relationship between man and nature.
Ethiopia; The art of disappearing by Harry Fisch

EuropeFeaturedShotEthiopia; The art of disappearing by Harry Fisch

The trucks continually roll past the roads that lead to their villages, spitting out so much dust that people living in the villages can no longer breathe. 
Wet-plate collodion process; My America by Rashod Taylor

AmericaB&WConceptFeaturedWet-plate collodion process; My America by Rashod Taylor

With this work I want the viewer to get a good look at what it is like living in America as a Black man. I use the wet-plate collodion process to connect the past to the present and explore the atrocities of slavery and Jim Crow
Documentary photography; Can’t Smile Without You by Martin Andersen

B&WEuropeFeaturedStoryDocumentary photography; Can’t Smile Without You by Martin Andersen

Photographer and life-long Tottenham Hotspur fan, Martin Andersen has turned his camera on his fellow fans to create ‘Can’t Smile Without You’, an intimate and often visceral collection of photographs taken at home, away, and across Europe from 2013 until 2017 with the last game played at the White Hart Lane stadium.
Anže Godec; Austro-Hungarian army complex abandoned by Yugoslav forces finds a new artistic life

EuropeFeaturedStoryAnže Godec; Austro-Hungarian army complex abandoned by Yugoslav forces finds a new artistic life

Army complex from the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It lies by Metelkova Street in the center of Ljubljana, Slovenia. It was abandoned in the early 1990s, when Yugoslavia collapsed.
Women hold up half the sky by Gerard Exupery

AmericaB&WFeaturedStoryWomen hold up half the sky by Gerard Exupery

It’s another beautiful day in paradise. Dark, and rainy. It’s one of those days that suggest the beauty of film. F-stop wide open, the darkness and grain, the feeling of an impressionist painting.
OTHER STORIES
X
stay in touch
Join our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date with all the latest stories, opportunities, calls and more.
We use Sendinblue as our marketing platform. By Clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provided will be transferred to Sendinblue for processing in accordance with their terms of use
We’d love to
Thank you for subscribing!
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted.
- Between 10/30 images of your best images, in case your project contains a greater number of images which are part of the same indivisible body of work will also be accepted. You must send the images in jpg format to 1200px and 72dpi and quality 9. (No borders or watermarks)
- A short biography along with your photograph. (It must be written in the third person)
- Title and full text of the project with a minimum length of 300 words. (Texts with lesser number of words will not be accepted)
This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Issue #14 | September 2020
Current Issue
Vicky Martin
Ryotaro Horiuchi
Susanne Mildeelberg
Diego Bardone
Nicky Hamilton
Alain Schroeder
Printed on 80# matte paper 22x28cm | 100 Pages
Showroom
September 7 to October 31, 2020
Julia Fullerton-Batten
LOOKING OUT FROM WITHIN
Get in touch
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Photo by ©Ryotaro Horiuchi | Japan | Issue#14
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Photo by ©Ryotaro Horiuchi | Japan | Issue#14
CALL
FOR ENTRIES
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Are you ready?
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Contact
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted. This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation.
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
NEW!
FOLLOW US.
Subscribe now and get a free access to a curated list of resources.
Feel free to contact.
2017 (C) All rights reserved.
ghfd