Weber & Dakowicz Launch
Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 6:00 PM (GMT)
Leeds, United Kingdom
Join us for the launch of exhibitions from;
Donald Weber and Maciej Dakowicz as well as the 5 winning photographers from the Sheffield Photographic Competition
Ticket prices of just £5/£3 include a glass of wine and canapes.
The night will include prize draws, artist introduction and book signing as well as;
live band from Dragonfly Tattoo.
Donald Weber – Interrogations
Acclaimed Canadian photojournalist, Donald Weber, is set to unveil his latest project Interrogations at White Cloth Gallery, Leeds, for the first time in the UK. The result of a seven year journey through the Ukraine and Russia, the award-winning exhibition consists of a series of portraits taken during the four months Weber spent inside an unnamed police interrogation room in the Ukraine.
His work has appeared in numerous international publications including Amica, Der Speigel, The Guardian, Newsweek, New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Stern, Time and The Walrus. He has worked with the NGO’s Medecins sans Frontieres, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and War Child. Weber’s photography projects have been exhibited at festivals and galleries worldwide including the United Nations, Museum of the Army at Les Invalides in Paris, the Portland Museum of Art and the Alice Austen House Museum in New York. Other major awards include the Duke and Duchess of York Photography Prize, two World Press Photo awards, PDN’s 30 and was named an Emerging Photo Pioneer by American Photo. White Cloth Gallery are exciting in welcoming such a prestigious photographer to the gallery in February 2013.
Maciej Dacowizc – Cardiff After Dark
Cardiff After Dark is the first monograph by British-based Polish photographer Maciej Dakowicz. Focused around a few pedestrianized streets in the city centre, Dakowicz’s images capture nightlife fuelled by alcohol and emotions.
Maciej is a Polish photographer, traveller and gallerist living in London, UK. He holds a PhD in computer science, but abandoned science to focus on photography. He is one of the founders of Third Floor Gallery in Cardiff, a member of the Wideangle photo agency and the un-posed Polish street photography collective. He has worked on various photographic projects in the UK and abroad, organised and run numerous photography workshops and his interests are in documentary, travel and street photography.
Maciej's photos have been widely published and exhibited around the world, shown at photo festivals (including
Visa Pour l'Image international festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France) and he is a recipient of numerous awards. He was profiled among other leading street photographers in the "Street Photography Now" book published by the British publisher Thames & Hudson, who has also published Maciej's first monograph “Cardiff After Dark” in October 2012.
Exhibitions running from: 21st Feb to 30th April
Sheffield Photographic Competition | 21st Feb - 7th March
During 2012 Hutton’s Buildings, Sheffield in collaboration with RTTA invited photographers to submit work on any subject, style or genre, regardless of experience for a celebration of photography. All photographers who submitted were exhibited, and the exhibition's viewing public cast votes for their favourite works, resulting in five photographers being selected to exhibit here at White Cloth Gallery. The eclectic mix of work from; Chard Remains Photographical, Jonathan Turner, Karen Rangeley, Rich Bunce and Robert Dascenzo will be on show from 21st Feb – 7th March.
Exhibition Launch in aid of Marie Curie