Photographers’ exhibition

An exhibition of NUJ photographers’ work portrays 100 years of struggle for equality and justice.

The exhibition at the Holiday Inn hotel highlights subjects rangings from social injustice, race, drugs, brutality, wars, terror, old age and other subjects affecting humanity.

The 100 pictures were selected by a panel of NUJ photographer members, and represent the work of some of the most prominent photographers in the union .

Most of the pictures have been published in the mainstream media and have won a range of awards.

Pete Jenkins, vice chair of the photographers committee, looked happy to explain the achievements of his eminent members.

In particular, Jenkins singled out the work of Anne Bolt, Gabrielle Torsello, Theodore Lisai, Howard Davies, Larry Herman, Brian Harris, Nic Dunlop, David Hoffman, Neil Turner, Andrew Wiard and some 17 other leading photographers whose work is in the exhibition.

Larry Herman, a photographer at the exhibition, expressed his gratitude to the LEICA and ILFORD firms for their support of the project.

Larry’s work mostly features working class people. His portrait of an old African American woman is among the unique images in the exhibition. Larry is documenting the African American movement where many people who held small farms are now facing difficult times.

Anne Bolt, who was one of the pioneer photojournalists and died aged 84 in 1996, once said that receiving the membership of honor was one of the proudest moments in her life.

David Hoffman, another popular photographer in the exhibition, is best known for pictures of uncomfortable subjects such as protest, drug abuse, racial politics and homelessness.

Nic Dunlop is co-author of a book on landmines in Cambodia and has won awards from John Hopkins University and Bloomsbury for exposing Pol Pot’s chief executioner. Nic is completing a book on the dictatorship in Burma.

Gabrielle Torsello, better known as Kash, a 36-year-old Italian photographer, is attracting attention in the exhibition because of his work exposing human rights violations in Afghanistan and Kashmir.

Theodore Liasi, whose work has featured in all major UK newspapers, was recognised by Amnesty International as Photojournalist of the Year. His work “Baptism of Fire” toured the UK.

Isabelle Merminod’s work looks at violations of human rights. In 2006 she presented an exhibition on the children ‘Born after Catastrophe’ in Chernobyl, Ukraine.

Click the links below to see more work by these photographers and others.

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