- Tom Wood talk in Derby
1 April 6:30 pm
Derby QUAD -
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Photographer Tom Wood (born west of Ireland, 1951) is a notable contemporary street photographer working in the north of England, particularly Merseyside (1978–2001). For 25 years Tom Wood lived in New Brighton, just across the river Mersey from Liverpool. He became known locally as “photie man” because every day he was out on the streets with his camera. Most of the pictures collected together in this book were taken within 5 minutes walk from Wood’s home. The work focuses on the inhabitants of the town and its regular visitors, from Liverpool day-trippers to clubbers who attended the Chelsea Reach nightspot.
Wood’s images are a dazzling selection of cocky youths, friends, lovers, fathers, mothers and babies that provide insight into the area, it’s inhabitants and the rites of passage inherent in growing up. He has had numerous solo shows and his work has been collected in five books. Together with Martin Parr and Paul Graham, Wood represents the first generation of British fine art colour photography and is often named as an influence in published interviews with young British photographers. He has worked with colour negative film continuously since 1976, while often using both black and white and colour in different locations.
Tom Wood will be speaking at the Derby QUAD Cinema 2 as part of the Format International Photography Festival.
Price £10 (concessions £7.50)Click here to book tickets
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QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter
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