Sunday, March 24, 2013

AIPAD 2013: John Blakemore

 Tulipomania, No. 2 (1994) ©John Blakemore

Recognized as a master photographer, a craftsman printer and considered by many to be a ‘national treasure’ of Britain, John Blakemore (b.1936) is that rare photographer to whom the moniker—living legend—can be applied.

With a career spanning some fifty-five years, he is celebrated for his unique and elegant style, particularly his richly detailed and nuanced still lifes and landscapes.

John Blakemore’s photographs are the subject of five monographs, including a retrospective published in 2011. He was awarded the prestigious Fox Talbot Award in 1992, and in 2010 his archive was purchased ‘for the British nation’ by the Birmingham Central Library (UK).

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