18/05/17 Artist-In-Residence at ROOM, a shipping container artists space in the grounds of the Sheerness Dockyard Church, Kent.
Anthony Jones was born in London in 1962.
Since the late 1980’s he has developed his fine art photography practise working with a Hasselblad camera and black and white silver gelatin prints.
Though many of his black and white photographs were taken in the city of London, they are about the spirit of a place, not the geographical location itself. The aim being to convey a sense of mystery about the figures and to question their purpose.
His work follows a modernist tradition, creating the city in dark shades, a haunting place. Roger Watson, curator at the Fox Talbot Museum has compared his work to that of Bill Brandt and Paul Strand. His work has been published in the British Journal of Photography, Victoria and Albert Museum Magazine and features in many corporate and private collections.
In 2011 his work was exhibited in the George Eastman Museum and featured on the blog of award winning book and exhibiton designer Elizabeth Avedon.
More recently his work has been exhibited at the Fox Talbot Museum who also include his prints in their collection.
“It’s not fashionable but it is classical and though bigger, brighter and more colourful images are in vogue now, like the fads of the past they will seem old before their time and the classic modernist work of Anthony will still seem relevant, significant and beautiful.”
Roger Watson, curator, Fox Talbot Museum
Throughout the year Anthony will be leading workshops on the following subjects; the photography book, street photography, making cyanotypes, collage/photomontage, portrait photography and the vintage photographic print.