Resistance with Homer Sykes & Janine Wiedel – 26th Sept, 2017

As timely as ever, in September Miniclick looks at the themes of resistance, protest and strikes with two socially minded photographers who have been at the scenes of some of the most significant moments of resistance of the 20th and 21st century, Janine Wiedel and Homer Sykes.

Janine Wiedel’s career began in the 1960’s, photographing The Berkeley Riots and the Black Panther Movement and she has continued to document riots, protest, strikes and counter culture movements to the present day. Homer Sykes will be drawing from his substantial archive to discuss the industrial and political disputes he covered in the 1970’s and 80’s as well as his wider work on British culture and customs.

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Tuesday 26th September, 2017. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm.

Upstairs at The Joker, 2 Preston Rd, Brighton BN1 4QF (map)

Free Entry. Please note both speakers will have books to sign for sale with them – cash only.

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Homer Sykes

RIOTS BELFAST 1980S THE TROUBLES HOODS THROW PETROL BOMBS UK

The Troubles Northern Ireland, 1980s

TOXTETH RIOTS POLICE RIOT SHIELD PETROL BOMBS ENGLAND UK

Toxteth Riots, 1981

SWP SOCALIST WORKERS PARTY SUPPORTER ARREST LEWISHAM 1977

The Battle of Lewisham, 1977

“For Resistance, I will be showing work from various industrial / political disputes that took hold in the 1970s and 1980s in the UK,  as well as a small selection of work from my on going project on Traditional British Customs and annual events.

My principal commissions in Britain during the 1970’s – 1980’s, were for what used to be called the “weekend colour supplements” such as The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Observer, You and the Sunday Express magazines. I covered weekly news for Newsweek, Time, and the former Now! Magazine; covering conflicts in Israel, Lebanon, and Northern Ireland, as well as general news in the UK. Over the last forty-five years I have shot numerous magazine portraits of the famous and not so famous – at home, at work and at play. I have always worked on personal photographic documentary projects along side commercial magazine assignments.  In the 1970’s I started on what has become an on going career project documenting traditional British folklore customs.  In 1977 my first book was published Once a Year, Some Traditional British Customs (Gordon Fraser). In 2016 Dewi Lewis Publishing re-published this volume with over 50 ‘new’ images from my archive.  I am the author, and co-author-photographer of nine books about Britain as well as Shanghai Odyssey (Dewi Lewis Publishing) and On the Road Again (Mansion Editions). The latter, an American project, was started in 1969, while I was at college. The photographic road trip was repeated in 1971, the work was then put away for thirty years, and in 1999 and 2001 I travelled once again by Greyhound bus criss-crossing America documenting the ‘down home’ idiosyncrasy of everyday middle America. In 2002 I set up my one-man band self-publishing concern Mansion Editions. To date Mansion Editions has published On the Road Again and Hunting with Hounds. More recently Cafe Royal Books have published 21 ‘zines of my work. As an award-winning photographer I have never been busier, managing my extensive archive, working on personal projects, and shooting new material.

Many private collectors and national collections own my work. For ten years I was a Visiting Lecturer at the London College of Communication (University of the Arts London) taking group and one-to-one tutorials with both MA and BA students studying Photojournalism and Documentary photography.

My vintage prints are represented by the James Hyman Gallery in London and by Francoise Morin at Les Douches La Galerie in Paris.”

www.homersykes.photoshelter.com

Janine Wiedel

Black power demonstration and riots in Oakland California in 1969.

Black Panther protest, Oakland, California, 1969

eco warrior climbing up into tower built as lookout defence while protesting at Crystal Palace park over proposed building of multi billion Pound leisure center on parkland.

Eco Warrior,  1998

156408_Greenham-1

Greenham Common, 1983

Janine is an American freelance documentary photographer / visual anthropologist who has been living in London since 1971. She began photographing in the late 1960s in San Francisco. The Berkeley Riots and the Black Panther Movement in California marked the beginning of her career as a photographer and fuelled her lifelong interest in documenting protest movements and sub-cultures struggling to survive on the edges of mainstream society.

Long term projects have included: Irish Travellers, Baffin Island Inuits, West Midlands’ Industries in 1970s, Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp, Eco Warriors, St Agnes Place Squat, the Rastafarian Community, and most recently the Refugee Camps in Northern France.

These projects have become major studies, books and exhibitions and have fed into her extensive archive and photolibrary.

www.archive.wiedel-photo-library.com/index

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Tuesday 26th September, 2017. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm.

Upstairs at The Joker, 2 Preston Rd, Brighton BN1 4QF (map)

Free Entry. Please note both speakers will have books to sign for sale with them – cash only.

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