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iN-PUBLiC and Street Photography: A talk with Richard Bram and David Gibson

  • When: 5 February 2013 | 15:00-17:00
  • Where: Auditorium, TCDC

Richard Bram and David Gibson, acclaimed street photographers and members of iN-PUBLiC, will be showing a selection of their work and some of their favourite street photographs.

Richard Bram and David Gibson, acclaimed street photographers and members of iN-PUBLiC, will be showing a selection of their work and some of their favourite street photographs.

Participants will get the chance to ask any questions they might have about street photography. The talk will also feature some of the best photos taken on“Bangkok: Street Photography Workshop”

“iN-PUBLiC and Street Photography: A talk with Richard Bram and David Gibson” is jointly presented by TCDC and the British Council as part of “iN-PUBLiC: An Exhibition of Street Photography”.

About the Speakers


David Gibson
David Gibson has a background in care work but has been taking street photographs for more than 25 years and he is one of the founder members of in-public. His work has been widely published and exhibited which includes recently at the Museum of London and also in the Thames and Hudson book, Street Photography Now, an anthology of the world’s leading street photographers.

In addition to his photography David has regularly led street photography workshops in London and other cities worldwide, which in 2012 included Athens, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Singapore and Stockholm.

“What a strange thing to do, wandering around with nothing particularly in mind to photograph but every now and then a bit of magic happens. And then taking photographs on the street is the most natural and wonderful thing to do. That bit of luck doesn’t happen very often but I still go looking for it.Inspiration is a crucial factor – finding it, building it. Originally it was from Henri Cartier-Bresson and Elliott Erwitt – but now it can come from many places and that includes Art”

Richard Bram
I call myself a Street Photographer, though once upon a time one would have simply said “I am a photographer” and that is what it would have meant. Most of my photographs originate in the random chaos of the public space of the street, in the ambient weirdness of everyday life. I expose frames nearly every day and always carry a camera. These images are my personal visual diary. They are not staged; reality is plenty strange enough.

Throughout most of my career I’ve been more drawn to black and white because of the level of abstraction it brings, the distilled monochromatic essence of a frame without the distraction of color. ‘In black and white you look at the faces; in color you look at the clothes.’

That said, I have always worked in color for commercial work. The digital revolution, especially the evolution of the Leica rangefinder that I have always used, has returned me to color street photography. For the first time I am now able to print my own color work to the same standard that I have had in my black and white work. Since late 2010, I have principally concentrated in shooting in color, a much more difficult challenge: Now one must deal with the rainbow of variables that color brings in addition to the problems of subject, moment and composition that have always been there. It has re-invigorated me and my work.

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