Search Results for: Stephen Gill

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On Location: Bristol

Reading Time: 8 minutes Photographer and lecturer Aaron Schuman guides us through the history and creativity of the diverse community he calls home

21 October 2021

The Pillar by Stephen Gill

Reading Time: 5 minutes Stephen Gill’s practice is driven by a fascination with his immediate surroundings. From the longing to engage with the hidden wildlife that surrounds his home in rural Sweden, to the years he spent cycling through Hackney Wick, scouring its vast markets and narrow towpaths; it goes way back to his initial obsession as a child, to collect insects and bits of pondlife to inspect under his microscope. “My hobby morphed into what I do for a living,” he reflects, “making this new work took me right back to those early years, as if completing a full circle”.

5 July 2019

BJP-online Loves…

Reading Time: 2 minutes Our pick of the key stories from the past week, including an interview with Stephen Gill, the Sony World Photography Award shortlist, and an exhibition of work by Paolo Di Paolo

8 April 2019

Partying on the edge of disaster

Reading Time: 3 minutes In 1919, a year after the end of World War One and the start of the Weimar Republic in Germany, $1 was worth 48 Marks. By early 1922, $1 bought 320 Marks; by late 1922, $1 bought 7,400 Marks. By 1923, $1 bought 4,210,500,000,000 Marks. “Lingering at shop windows was a luxury because shopping had to be done immediately,” said the artist George Grosz at the height of this hyperinflation.

“Even an additional minute could mean an increase in price. One had to buy quickly. A rabbit, for example, might cost two million marks more by the time it took you to walk into the store. The packages of money needed to buy the smallest item had long since become too heavy for trouser pockets. I used a knapsack.”

7 November 2018