The Sound of Two Songs--Mark power
The Sound of Two Songs at Impressions Gallery in Bradford(UK) on January 14th -March 24th
image by mark Powers
The Sound of Two Songs is a Magnum touring exhibition, first shown and supported by Photomonth, Krakow, Poland. Impression Gallery is funded by Arts
Mark Power (UK, 1959) A major figure in contemporary British photography, Mark Power’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world and published in several books and catalogues. He joined Magnum Photos as a Nominee in 2002, and became a full Member in 2007. Power has previously published four monographs of his work. The Shipping Forecast (1996), a poetic response to the esoteric language of daily maritime weather reports on BBC radio; Superstructure (2000), a documentation of the construction of London’s Millennium Dome; The Treasury Project (2002) which records the restoration of a nineteenth-century historical monument; and 26 Different Endings (2007) which depicts those landscapes that fall just off the edge of the London A-Z, the biggest selling atlas of any kind in the UK, and a map which could be said to define the boundaries of the British capital. Soon to be published will be Destroying the Laborat ory for the Sake of the Experiment, a collaboration with the poet Daniel Cockrill, which investigates English identity through a series of interlinked documentary poems and pictures. In 2007 Power curated the exhibition Theatres of War, which featured the work of five artists concerned with contemporary conflict and surveillance, was shown in the Oskar Schindler factory in Krakow, as part of the Photomonth festival that year. Alongside his activities as a photographer, he is also the Professor of photography at the University of Brighton.
Impressions Gallery promotes photography that gets people looking, thinking and talking. Established in 1972 as one of the first specialist photographic galleries in Europe, it has grown to become one of the UK’s leading independent venues for contemporary photography. Its new building in Centenary Square Bradford, which opened in August 2007, is the first public-funded specially built gallery for photography in the UK. Impressions is funded by Arts Council England, Yorkshire, and Bradford Metropolitan District Council.