Leeds, United Kingdom
White Cloth Gallery is delighted to host a schedule of events led by one of photography’s most charismatic characters and documenters of British life, Homer Sykes. Homer is currently exhibiting at WCG as part of the Best of British summer exhibition.
Friday 28th September 6.30pm
Talk, Q+A, Book Signing. Tickets £5 or £3 concessions
Homer will give a one-hour presentation of his work that exceeds four decades followed by a question and answer session. Homer will be available afterwards in the cafe/bar area to sign books.
Saturday 29th September
Session 1: Breakfast with Homer & Portfolio Review. 9am - 1pm. £30
After an informal breakfast and introduction at White Cloth Gallery, Homer will gather the group together to give open, honest and constructive feedback on your work. (Limeted places available)
Session 2 : Photo-walk & talk with Homer around Leeds. 1.30pm - 6pm. £30
Using his unique eye, Homer will take you on a two-hour photo-tour of Leeds instructing you on how to spot and execute iconic street images. Afterwards the group will return to White Cloth Gallery where Homer will edit the work into individual and group stories. (Limeted places available)
All prices inc VAT
Homer Sykes is an independent documentary and portrait photographer of over 40 years. He has produced one of the most iconic and comprehensive visual archives on the British. Homer was a keen photographer as a teenager, with a darkroom both at home and at boarding school. In 1968 he started a three-year course at the London College of Printing. In the summer vacation during his first year, he went to New York and was vastly impressed by the work of current photographers — Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Lee Friedlander, Robert Frank and Garry Winogrand — that he saw at the Museum of Modern Art. Homer’s subsequent and esteemed career has seen him photograph extensively for the Telegraph, Observer, Sunday Times, Newsweek, Now, Time, and New Society. He has worked with various agencies including Viva, and from 1989 to 2005 was with Network Photographers. Books include Hunting with Hounds, and On the Road Again. Sykes has exhibited his work in a number of international exhibitions (Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, as well as Tate Britain) and his work is held in a number of collections, including the British Council and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Sykes has recently been an instructor on the master's course in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication.