Central London Group February Meeting

Our February meeting was all about black-and-white (or “monochrome”) and it proved to be a great demonstration of the many different ways in which we can now work with this form. Some of us are still (mainly) working with black-and-white film, while others use their camera settings, set their brains on b/w, or convert post-production. The reasons for choosing b/w over colour ranged from practical (in the days of film, it was much cheaper) to political considerations and from aesthetic to historical meanings. We had interesting discussions about what can happen when a photographer converts a project from colour to b/w. The range of subject matter was as wide as ever:

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Ariadne van de Ven

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Everyday Churches by Danilo Leonardi

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Barbara Luckhurst

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St Saviour’s Dock, photographed 1952-4 by Sidney Luck, printed 2016 by Peter Luck

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Paddington II 1978 from the Sydney Buildings’ series 1977-78 by Mark Johnson

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Simon Butcher

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Teresa Levitt

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Edith Templeton

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT.
The theme will be Current Projects/Next Exhibition. Please bring along any work you wish to share on a memory stick or in print form.
Advance notice for April: Natural World – animal, vegetable or mineral

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