My experience in Four Corners is continuing, I’ve already spent 4 months in here and I can definitely say that I feel more aware of what it means to work in a cultural organisation.
The project is rapidly turning into its second phase: the final exhibition. Until now I’ve patiently made the digitisation of most of the archive – which is composed by photographs, negatives, posters, magazines, audio and video clips – which are collected not only in the Four Corners’ archive, but also in other public archives, such as the British Film Institute and the PARC (Photography and the Archive Research Center).
[su_custom_gallery limit=”33″ link=”lightbox” width=”200″ height=”2[su_custom_gallery source=”media: 4448,4447,4446,4445,4444,4443,4442″ limit=”33″ link=”lightbox” width=”200″ height=”200″ title=”never”]00″ title=”never”] After various interviews that we already made, me and my colleague Phil one week ago went to Bristol to collect the memories of Martin Parr, who in 1981 exposed here one of his photographic project, The Non Conformist. Bristol it’s a city completely different from London: after two hours of train, with a snowy landscape, finally we get in a little city, slower and relaxed.
At the moment Martin Parr is the president of Magnum – the most important photo agency in the world – and I can say that it was a very important experience in my life. His foundation it’s a modern place full of books and young people, which means that when you get in there you can breathe a sense of cultural vivacity.
Moreover, during the last week we made an intense day of Darkroom Printing: it was organised from a component of our team, Dave, who has got a long experience inside the darkrooms. This workshop was realised for some of the volunteers that from a long time are working at the project. The day before I’ve choose some negatives from the archive and we did one print each person: these prints will be part of the final exhibition.
Hoping to having some sunny days in Easter,
See you all next time!