Wolverhampton: A Beautiful Catastrophe exhibition

Renowned Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden visits Wolverhampton’s Light House Gallery with UK debut of exhibition A Beautiful Catastrophe

Bruce Gilden exhibitionLight House Gallery in Wolverhampton is set to unveil an exhibition of street photography from New York photographer Bruce Gilden in May, featuring a collection of photographs which have been previously unseen in the UK.

The exhibition, entitled A Beautiful Catastrophe, features Gilden’s trademark style of confrontational and highly energetic street photography, capturing the characters and eccentricities on the streets of New York City since 1981. Showing from 14 May – 13 July at Light House Gallery in Wolverhampton, the exhibition programme will also feature an exclusive talk and launch event which will see the Magnum photographer travel over from New York to share an insight into his exhibition on 14 May, 7pm.

Gilden will also deliver an exclusive 3-day photography workshop allowing a select group of professional photographers access to Gilden’s experience and expertise.

Admission to the exhibition is free, tickets for the talk cost £5 and workshop places cost £360.

For more info or to book places for the talk or workshop contact Light House Box Office on 01902 716055 or visit www.light-house.co.uk

As a member of esteemed photojournalism collective Magnum Photos since 1998, Bruce Gilden grew up in Brooklyn, New York where he still resides, and became firmly ensconced in the pantheon of New York City street poets through his unique style of confrontational photography and exuberant vision in observing urban behaviour and customs. Named after Le Corbusier’s term for the unique metropolis of New York, “a beautiful catastrophe”, the exhibition highlights Gilden’s fascination with everyday life on the streets with spontaneous images created with the use of a stark flash alerting passers by to his presence.

Curator Kathryn Kliszat said, “We are proud to be hosting this prestigious exhibition by such a leading international artist as Bruce Gilden. We are also excited to be flying Bruce over from New York for his talk at the launch event and the photography workshop which he will be delivering which will give our visitors an exclusive insight into his 25-year body of street work.”

For more information on the exhibition or to book places for the talk or workshop contact Light House Box Office on 01902 716055 or visit www.light-house.co.uk

A Beautiful Catastrophe is a Magnum Photos touring exhibition.