Creative Arts and Design > History of Photography
Creative Arts and Design > Photography]
Hidden consists of historical photo tableauxs created by photographer Red Saunders. These photographs hark back to an altogether earlier era and to the birth of the medium itself. Victorian photographers would make a composite of several different negatives, cutting out and merging the images to produce the finished result. Today, digital photography and retouching extend and re-invent the tradition giving it greater meaning and relevance to our times.
Saunders said: 'I recreate important moments in the long struggle of working people for democracy and social justice. History has been dominated by kings, queens, war and 'great men’. Hidden engages with a different historical narrative involving dissenters, revolutionaries and radicals.'
Hidden recreates events in the long struggle for parliamentary representation and democracy in Britain. Not the history of Kings and Queens, but of the 'Hidden' neglected scenes of working class history. This was no smooth gradual transition, many actions in this long struggle were of life and death intensity as working people fought for their rights while struggling to keep alive the history made by mass movements of dissenters, non conformists, radicals and revolutionaries.
Denise Redd produced the makeup, pastiche and prosthetics for approximately 80 actors.
|Type of Research:||Show/Exhibition|
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Makeup, historical reproductions|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Fashion|
|Copyright Holders:||All photographs © Red Saunders|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
|Locations / Venues:|
|Material/Media:||Makeup in large format photographs recording historical events|
|Deposited By:||Prerna Bhatt|
|Deposited On:||26 Jan 2012 11:25|
|Last Modified:||26 Jan 2012 11:25|