Talk: Tom Hunter and Rosaline Shahnavaz – Weds 8th July

Another new series of talks from Miniclick, where we present discussions between teachers, or mentors, and pupils. The new series will present various parings of people at different stages in their careers, and look at the ways they have taught each other and continue to do so, and the relationships that spring up out of these partnerships.

We’re very pleased to say that Rosaline Shahnavaz and her former tutor, Tom Hunter will be the first pairing!


Wednesday 08th July. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm. Free Entry at The Old Market, Brighton. Free Entry.


Tom Hunter



Tom Hunter is an award winning and internationally acclaimed artist. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in major solo and group shows, most recently: Seduced by Art, National Gallery, UK; A Palace for Us, Serpentine Gallery, UK; Another Story, Photography from the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; British Photography, Krakow, Poland; Tears of Eros, The Museo Thyssen- Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain; and Theatres of the Real, Fotomuseum, Antwerp. 

He has published five books; Le Crowbar (Here Press 2013), The Way Home (Hatje Cantz, 2012), Tom Hunter: Living in Hell and Other Stories (National Gallery London, 2005), Tom Hunter (DA2 Domus Artium, 2004) and Tom Hunter (Hatje Cantz, 2003), which won the John Kobal photographic book award in 2004.

Tom has earned several awards during his career, most recently an Honorary Fellowship from the University College Falmouth (2012). He has an Honorary Doctorate of the Arts from the University of East London (2011) for his work documenting the lives of the people of East London. He was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2010. He is a Professor of Photography Research at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.

Tom graduated from the London College of Printing in 1994 with his work ‘The Ghetto’, which is now on permanent display at the Museum of London. He studied for his MA at the Royal College of Art, where, in 1996, he was awarded the Photography Prize by Fuji Film for his series ‘Travellers’. In 1998 ‘Woman Reading a Possession Order’ from his series ‘Persons Unknown’, won the John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery. In 1999 Tom’s series of the ‘Holly Street’ estate was exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery, London. In 2000 Tom’s ‘Life and Death in Hackney’ series, went on show at the White Cube Gallery, then on to Manchester City Art Gallery.

In 2006 Tom became the only artist to have a solo photography show at the National Gallery for his series ‘Living in Hell and Other Stories’, which talked about Hackney and its relationship to its local paper. One work was acquired for their collection and is now on permanent display. Tom has recently been commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery London, The Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of London and The Royal Shakespeare company all exhibiting new works, both in film and photography. His works are in many collections around the world including; MOMA, New York, The V&A, London, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Smithsonian, Washington and the Los Angles County Museum of Art.

Tom lives in East London and his work is often particular, but not exclusive, to his community and neighbourhood.

Rosaline Shahnavaz

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Rosaline Shahnavaz is a photographer from London. She has recently graduated in BA Photography at the London College of Communication where she received two awards from Photoworks and Michael Wilson for her degree show ‘Far Near Distance’. Her work has been exhibited and published in both the UK and internationally, and featured by many clients including Art Review, Telegraph, Hotshoe, Dazed & Confused and TANK magazine. 

In her practice, Shahnavaz intimately documents her subjects. She rarely gives direction, but seeks to capture moments by spending time engaging with whom she photographs. This process is integral to her photographs, as it is the trust, the understanding and the experience between the photographer and the subject that allows for her to capture the rawness of the relationship. The fluidity and slower pace of shooting exclusively on film resonates the relaxed approach she takes to her subjects.


Wednesday 08th July. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm. Free Entry at The Old Market, Brighton. Free Entry.


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