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The Black Kingdom | Brian griffin

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Recognized as one of the UK's most important photographers of the last forty years, Brian Griffin grew up near Birmingham, amongst the Black Country factories. His parents were factory workers and from birth Griffin seemed to follow in their footsteps. And so, when he left school at 16, he began working in a factory, like everyone else around him. A year later he moved to British Steel working as a trainee pipeline engineering estimator on a job that included cost systems for the nuclear power plants that were being built. He stayed there four years before escaping the boredom of the office by enrolling to study photography at Manchester College of Art. The Black Kingdom is a visual autobiography of Brian Griffin's life during the 1950s and 1960s, where everything around him it seemed to emanate from the factory. The book is a dissection of life in industrial England after World War II and shows the influences that would inspire the creative output of a highly successful photographer. For Griffin, those first 21 years living in a maze of terraced streets nestled between factories and continually polluted by their smells and noises, remain indelibly imprinted on him and have shaped the person he is. Brian Griffin has exhibited and published widely. In 1989 he had a solo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The same year, The Guardian newspaper selected him as The Photographer of the Decade and LIFE magazine used his photograph A Broken Frame as the cover of their film titled Great Photographs of the Eighties. During the 1990s, Brian Griffin retired from photography and focused on directing commercials, pop videos, and short films. He returned to photography in 2001, reestablishing himself once again in the world of British photography.ánica.

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The Black Kingdom | Brian griffin

$51.60