Sony World Photographic Awards and a new exhibition at Open Eye Gallery.

If you happened to view the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards at Liverpool One this summer, then you would have been impressed by the very best of contemporary photography. This exhibition was one of the biggest of its kind featuring an electric mix of imagery in current events, wildlife, landscape, portraiture, travel and more.

The Sony awards certainly cultivate a photographic culture!

You may also have viewed the pictures and said, “Well, I can take pictures, so lets have a go”….. Now is your chance to become that David Bailey, because the call has gone out for the 2015 entries with the categories…….

Professional- for serious photographers.
Open- for amateurs and enthusiasts.
Student- for those studying photography.
Youth- for those aged 19 and under.
Choose your category but be quick as the entry closes 05/01/2015.

For that inspiration and kick start, a must is a visit to the Open Eye Gallery at Mann Island to see the UK Premier of Robert Heinecken’s “Lessons in Posing Subjects”.

Although he rarely used a camera, Heinecken (1931-2006) is widely regarded as one of the most influential photographers of post-War America, describing himself as a ‘para-photographer’ operating at a Pop and Conceptual Art Level. It’s not surprising that the exhibition of well over 250 photographs alongside sketchbooks and magazine cuttings are on display and linked to the Tate’s ‘Transmitting Andy Warhol’ exhibition.

This photographic exhibition is well worth a visit and focuses on the polaroids Heinecken took between 1976 and 1982 with a SX-70 camera. All has been produced in partnership with the Wiels (Brussels) and Fri-Art Centre d’art Frieburg/Kunsthalle Germany.

A trip to the Open Eye Gallery and the Tate this weekend to see Robert Heinecken’s work will certainly refresh……

Open Eye Gallery
7th Nov-11th Jan 2015 Tues-Sun 10.30am-5.30pm

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