PROCESS, ENVIRONMENT & THE PRINT
OPENED 7 DECEMBER 2022
34 ‘work’ and ‘master’ prints from three decades of photography
The great photographer of the industrial North East, Ian Macdonald, deconstructs the relationship between the photograph and the print with a groundbreaking exhibition of 35 work-prints, drawings and master prints that describe a photographic voyage of through the heartlands of Britain’s rustbelt.
Master prints sit alongside ‘work prints’ in a unique display that lays bare Macdonald’s progression as an artist and his working practise as a print maker.
A SELECTION OF IAN MACDONALD’S ‘WORK’ AND ‘MASTER’ PRINTS FROM THE EXHIBITION
ABOUT IAN MACDONALD
Ian Macdonald has been recording life, industry (and its decline) in the North East since the 1970’s. Working alongside other notable photographers of the North such as Chris Killip Graham Smith and others associated with the groundbreaking Amber collective, Ian’s work documents the place and its people with sensitivity and endurance as the region has gone through a great social and industrial transformation.
Ian is a master printmaker and his work has been exhibited in a solo show at the The Photographers Gallery and at the Royal Academy as part of the great ‘Art of Photography’ exhibition in 1989.
FLOW PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY
FPG, founded in 2019, is the first and only gallery in London to specialise in showcasing British documentary photography. The gallery is a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting contemporary and historically important bodies of work by leading photographers examining life in the UK.
Buy Ian’s books – we have a stock Ian’s increasingly sort-after publications.
Ian’s speech at the Royal Academy (Art of Photography exhibition) 1989
Film – Jamie Macdonald’s ‘SHOOTING TIME’ looking at the work of his father, Ian. Francis Hodgson also contributes. Requires Vimeo account.