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Work, Rest and Play

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Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s to Today

Examples of Shirley Baker’s work are being shown in China, as part of a touring exhibition curated by The Photographers’ Gallery. Taking place at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Xiamen, Work, Rest and Play made its debut in 2015 during the 2015 UK-China Year of Culture, .

The exhibition is curated by The Photographers’ Gallery and runs from 20th August to October, 2016.

Work, Rest and Play “reflects on the richness of photographic practices over the last fifty years in the United Kingdom. This 50+ year period witnessed the development of a diverse photographic culture, dedicated photography courses, the rise of specialist magazines, photography publishers and other independent galleries – all laying the foundation for the dynamic photographic culture we enjoy today.

Work, Rest & Play is structured chronologically, with the themes of ‘work’, ‘rest’ and ‘play’ providing a backdrop through which to experience the images and the subjects they focus on. This exhibition features over 450 works by thirty-seven acclaimed photographers and artists working across a wide range of genres and disciplines including photojournalism, portraiture, fashion and fine art.

Artists in the exhibition include Terence Donovan, James Barnor, Linda McCartney, Shirley Baker, Derek Ridgers, Martin Parr, Toby Glanville, Jason Evans, Tim Walker, Nigel Shafran, Lorenzo Vitturi, Melanie Manchot and Simon Roberts, to name a few.

The exhibition has previously been shown at OCT-Loft, Shenzhen; Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai and Visual Arts Centre, OCT-Chengdu as part of the 2015 UK-China Year of Culture organised by the British Council.”

Work, Rest & Play - Xiamen China
Work, Rest & Play – Xiamen China