With Jona Frank

Swaying a little, I quickly caught my balance and centred myself. The rickety ladder settled with purpose as I held up a large photograph for Jona Frank to see. “Is it straight, Jona?” I was here to interview Jona Frank  for LOOK/15 at her exhibition at the WARP in Liverpool, but had also offered to help her […]

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I just love photo books. In the UK we have Martin Parr and Gerry Badger to thank for a revival of the photobook medium. I often dip into their 3 volume set “The Photobook”. If you have a few minutes to spare and are passing the Liverpool Central Library, it’s certainly worth looking into the 2014 Photobook […]

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Sheila Rock

Sheila Rock in conversation with Tony Cearns Tony Cearns caught up with Sheila Rock ahead of her exhibition “Tough and Tender” as part of LOOK/15 Liverpool International Festival of Photography. Tony Cearns Your photographic work of the punk music scene here in England established you as an influential photographer obtaining widespread international coverage. Vogue, no less, reported on your fly-on-the-wall […]

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Max Pinckers

Max Pinckers in conversation with Tony Cearns Tony Cearns caught up with Max Pinckers ahead of his exhibition as part of LOOK/15 Liverpool International Festival of Photography. Tony Cearns In your study of love and marriage in India, “Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty”,  rather than using a traditional documentary way of story telling, you […]

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Casey Orr

 Casey Orr in conversation with Tony Cearns Originally from Delaware, USA, Dr Casey Orr  now lives in England where she works as a photographer, researcher and Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University. She holds a Ph.D in photography. Her work is supported by Arts Council England and has been shown most recently in The Observer Magazine, […]

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Interview with Anna Fox

Oceans Hotel Restaurant, 2010 from resort 1 Butlins, Bognor Regis © Anna Fox Anna Fox is one of the most acclaimed British photographers of the last thirty years and is Professor of Photography at the University of Creative Arts, Farnham.  Known for her use of flash and colour, she emerged in the 1980s as part […]

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Only in England

Only in England – Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr, curated by Martin Parr, by Tony Cearns. “Only in England”, the exhibition of Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr photographs at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool  and part of LOOK/15 Liverpool Photo Festival promised to be a treat, and a treat it was – but perhaps not for […]

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