A selection of recommended articles, news stories and photographs:
- In 2011, it was a pleasure to meet Tom Swayne, who has been researching and organising the archive of his father, 60s photographer Eric Swayne. Eric Swayne’s celebrated portraits include studies of David Bailey, Jane Birkin, Pattie Boyd, and Grace Coddington. Swayne’s photographs featured in March’s Vogue and most recently the Telegraph (25th April).
- Following the Positive View Foundation‘s recent announcement of a forthcoming major exhibition Henri Cartier-Bresson: the Legacy at Somerset House (November 2012), Cartier-Bresson’s colour work was discussed online this week. One of Cartier-Bresson’s most significant colour assignments, made during a four-month, 7,000 mile tour of communist China in 1958, was published in LIFE magazine on January 5 1959. His photo essay can be enjoyed here.
- On the 28th April, I visited Studio Strike for the first time, an artist studios and creative space in Clapham, which is currently marking the centenary of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” textile workers strike. At a special event on Saturday, Anna Fox discussed the history of documentary photography of the workplace, and her own series ‘Work Stations’, which documented the London office of the 1980s. The Bread and Roses Festival continues until May 13, and the calendar of events can be explored here.
- Congratulations to Panos Pictures which celebrates its 25th year. Now one of the leading photographic agencies specialising in global social issues, the following short documentary examines some of its most significant stories, and how the agency and industry has evolved.
- To end, I appreciated a note seen this week on photography blog Reciprocity Failure, Photo Books In the Night. I continue to discover stunning online photography magazines and resources each week, but I’m no less in love with the beauty and stillness of the printed page.