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 in the UK ; 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 has been shown regularly 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 two monographs; TRUNCATED (Dewi Lewis, 2009) and FARMED (Dewi Lewis, 2016). He has won a number of international awards including ; the Prix de la Photographie (France, 2016), the Moscow International Foto Awards (Russia, 2016) and the Tokyo Foto Awards (Japan, 2015). His work resides in the V&A Museum National Art Library Collection (London) and in a number of important private collections.
For over a decade Hart has worked in collaboration with Ilford-Photo and his pictures can be seen in numerous promotional 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 photography and this work is featured by clients such as The Royal Horticultural Society and BBC Worldwide.
Paul Hart lives and works in Lincolnshire, UK. His third monograph DRAINED has just been published by Dewi Lewis, with a text by Francis Hodgson.
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