Tom Hunter will be in conversation with Zelda Cheatle for the Royal Photographic Society, disscusing the new photography exhibition, ‘Squaring the Circles of Confusion’ at the RPS in Bristol.
6pm Wednesday the 7th of September
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Tom Hunter is an artist using photography and film, living and working in East London. He is Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of East London. Tom has earned several awards during his career, including the Rose Award for Photography at the Royal Academy, London.
Tom graduated from the London College of Printing in 1994 with his work ‘The Ghetto’, which is now on permanent display at the Museum of London. He studied for his MA at the Royal College of Art, where, in 1996, he was awarded the Photography Prize by Fuji Film for his series ‘Travellers’. In 1998 ‘Woman Reading a Possession Order’ from his series ‘Persons Unknown’, won the Photographic Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery. In 2006 Tom became the only artist to have a solo photography show at the National Gallery, London with his series ‘Living in Hell and Other Stories’.
Tom Hunter’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in major solo and group shows including: Life and Death in Hackney, National Gallery Washington D.C. USA; Seduced by Art, National Gallery, UK; A Palace for Us, Serpentine Gallery, UK; Another Story, Photography from the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden. He has published eight books including, Down The Lane (Cafe Royal Books 2020), Where Have All The Flowers Gone (Hartman Projects 2019), Le Crowbar (Here Press 2013) The Way Home (Hatje Cantz, 2012).
Tom has been commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery London, The Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of London and The Royal Shakespeare Company. His works are in many collections around the world including; MOMA, New York, The V&A, London, Tate Modern, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Smithsonian, Washington, National Gallery, Washington, National Gallery, London and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Zelda Cheatle HonFRPS is a curator, editor and consultant. After working as a photographer, she worked as a gallerist at The Photographers’ Gallery, London from 1982-1988. Her own gallery opened in 1989 until 2005 exhibiting the work of many important photographers. She initiated and established the Photography Fund from 2005 to 2012. She continues to work as a freelance curator, writer and reviewer of photography. Zelda was given the Society’s Outstanding Service to Photography Award in 2021.
A new exhibition curated by Zelda Cheatle HonFRPS will be opening at RPS House on Friday, 9 September – Sunday, 6 November 2022. The exhibition is entitled Squaring the Circles of Confusion and includes work by Tom Hunter HonFRPS, Joy Gregory HonFRPS, Ian Phillips McLaren, Celine Bodin, Spencer Rowell, Takashi Arai, Susan Derges HonFRPS, and David George.
This event is online only. Your livestream link can be found in your confirmation under ‘My Events’ on your account at portal.rps.org. It will be followed by a public Q+A. Questions will be taken by Zoom chat or can be emailed in advance. Your Zoom link will be sent in PDF with your booking confirmation.
Image © Tom Hunter HonFRPS