|Creators:||Hunter, Tom and May, Julian|
Tom Hunter talks about his influences in art in this essay for BBC Radio 3.
Tom Hunter's most famous image is of a young woman by a window, reading a letter. An infant in a bright red pullover lies nearby. It is called 'Woman reading a Possession Order'. Anyone who who has seen Vermeer's 'A Girl Reading at an Open Window' will recognise the composition immediately. It shares something of Vermeer's stillness and light, too. Yet Hunter's picture is that rare thing, a work of art that has caused something to happen. Or, rather, caused something not to happen. The young woman was a neighbour living in a squat, who had received an eviction order. The response to Hunter's photograph was so strong that the eviction did not take place. In this essay Hunter considers how his art, influenced by the old master Vermeer, can focus on real people and the issues affecting their lives.
|Type of Research:||Video/Film|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Communication|
Colleges > London College of Communication
Research Centres/Networks > Photography & the Archive Research Centre (PARC)
|Copyright Holders:||tom hunter|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011), The Essay, Under the Influence, BBC radio 3|
|Deposited By:||Professor Tom Hunter|
|Deposited On:||02 Nov 2011 14:29|
|Last Modified:||06 Oct 2014 17:16|