British photographer Paul Hart (b. 1961) explores our relationship with the landscape, in both a humanistic and socio-historical sense. His series usually concentrate on a specific geographical region, where he photographs intensively over a number of years. He works primarily with the black and white analogue process, working as sole craftsman from the moment the negative is exposed to the creation of the final silver gelatin print.
Hart studied Art and Design at Lincoln College of Art (UK) and graduated from Nottingham Trent University (UK) in 1988 with a BA (Hons) Photography. He has concentrated on self initiated projects for exhibition and publication for the past fifteen years. His work has been widely exhibited; recent exhibitions include ‘Poetry of Place’, a solo show at The Photographers’ Gallery (London, UK), and group shows at The Cultural Foundation ARCADE (Dijon, France), The University of Cambridge (UK), The Royal Academy of Arts (London, UK) and Na Kashirke Gallery, Moscow (Russia). Hart’s work is regularly exhibited at major art fairs including ; Photo-London (UK), Paris Photo (France), and The AIPAD Photography Show, New York (USA) .
To widespread acclaim Hart has published three monographs; DRAINED (2018), FARMED (2016) and TRUNCATED (2009), all with Dewi Lewis Publishing. He has won a number of international awards and most recently been shortlisted for the inaugural Wolf Suschitzky Photography Prize. His work resides in the V&A Museum National Art Library Collection (London), the Ivor Braka Collection (London) and in a number of other important private collections.
For over a decade Hart has worked in collaboration with Ilford-Photo and his pictures can be seen in numerous Ilford campaigns. His work is regularly featured in the press, by publications such as ; The Daily Telegraph (UK), Photomonitor (UK), LensCulture (France) and LensWork (USA). Getty images represent Hart’s early-career horticultural portfolio and this work is featured by clients such as The Royal Horticultural Society and BBC Worldwide.
Paul Hart lives and works in Lincolnshire, UK. DRAINED (Dewi lewis Publishing) is just published with a text by Francis Hodgson.
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