BACK IN TIME The High Level and Swing Bridge in Newcastle (1960s) STREETS APART Above, the railway viaduct, Durham (1960s), and Side, Newcastle upon Tyne (1956) THROUGH THE LENS Top, Picture by Bill Brandt
, who is best-known for his pictures of the region''s mining communities.
A PHOTOGRAPH can't lie but a photographer can, seems to be what this story of Bill Brandt
's life reveals.
Corcoran senior curator Philip Brookman's ninety-photograph exhibition focuses on these important transitional works, which go from a highly accomplished documentary style involving sharp contrasts in form and content (influenced especially by Bill Brandt
Take the example of Bill Brandt
's A Snicket in Halifax: there are at least three major `types' printed, of this single negative.
The diverse collection includes leading 20th and 21st-century photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eve Arnold, Sergio Larrain, Bill Brandt
, Martine Franck, Bruce Davidson and Martin Parr, through to emerging photographers such as Bieke Depoorter, Clementine Schneidermann and Diana Markosian.
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Vaughan Williams is here - music for dreams if you like, also Bill Brandt
, whose photographs caught the spirit of place perfectly during the 1930s and 1940s.
Some are nudes, which show an interest in form (especially of female backs) like his arriviste contemporary Bill Brandt
. Other works are tableaux with a surrealist tinge, perhaps taken with commercial work in mind--for instance two dolls stood up by a skirting board to seem of human size.
Other popular features were its humorous 'doubles' (juxtaposing photos of celebrities with animals or vegetables) and pictures by Bill Brandt
Work by Jimmy Forsyth, Edgar Lee, Bill Brandt
and an anonymous photographer who captured the building of the Tyne Bridge are also included.
Homes Fit For Heroes, photographs by Bill Brandt
1939-1943 by Peter James and Richard Sadler (Dewi Lewis Publishing, pounds 15.99)
Works by Picasso, Bill Brandt
, Chris Killip and Brassai ( big names in the art world ( feature in a Bede Gallery retrospective as part of the Jarrow Festival.