Sunday, 18 March 2012


'Photography isn't looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you are looking at, then you are never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures'.
Don McCullin, who currently has an exhibition at Tate Britain.

Family Matters:The Family in British Art is an ambitious touring exhibition  coming to Tate Britain in October, which demonstrates how the family is a challenging yet lasting subject for artists. I'm mentioning it now because you may like to get involved. It showcases works by British artists including Richard Billingham, Tracey Emin, Thomas Gainsborough, William Hogarth, David Hockney, Anthony van Dyck and Rachel Whiteread, as well as a international artists Thomas Struth and Zineb Sedirand. There are 5 sections:
 Inheritance, Childhood, Parenting, Couples & Kinship, Home They're expressed in a range of media: film, painting and sculpture as well as photography.

With this in mind, here's a message from Tate Britain:
Please send Tate Britain a photograph taken by you which encapsulates your idea of a family. A selection of your photos will be displayed in Family Matters: The Family In British Art. and your comments will inform the exhibition text.
Here's how:
  • website:            
  • email:               
  • post (with name)         Family Matters, Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG
  • your photograph must be received by May 6th
  • no entries will be returned
Here are two from our family album showing how ways of photographing children in 1912 and 1972
The Craig Brothers, Bedford (c) Richard Craig

'I can do a handstand', Polzeath, Cornwall (c) Yvonne Craig                     
For Don McCullam's display at Tate Britain see

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