Tag Archives: portraiture

FAB Spotlight: James Barnor by Olumide S Akingbade.

During the 1960s, James Barnor worked as a freelance photographer for Drum magazine and other lifestyle publications, documenting the glamorous style of ‘swinging 60s’ London, capturing a new wave of aspiring fashion models and the emergence of a multicultural society … Continue reading

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FAB Spotlight: Joy Gregory by Olumide S Akingbade

Joy is a graduate of Manchester Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art. She has developed a practice which is concerned with social and political issues with particular reference to history and cultural differences in contemporary society.

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FAB Events: Glamour of the gods: Hollywood Portraits, National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery has put on a selection of mostly black-and-white portraits of the early Hollywood legends.

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FAB Spotlight: Lucien Freud by Olumide S Akingbade.

Artist Lucien Freud died last Friday at age 88. The painter passed away at his London home after an illness. He lived to paint and painted until the day he died, far removed from the noise of the art world.

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FAB Spotlight: The Philosophy of Strangers by Olumide S Akingbade.

British photographer Franklyn Rodgers has built up a body of work both personal and commercial, which is outstanding in it’s volume and level of accomplishment.

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FAB Spotlight: àsìkò Interview by Olumide S Akingbade.

 àsìkò is a photographer who works to create ideas and concept driven imagery. His fashion images are steeped in the world of fantasy and explore escapism from the ordinary to the extraordinary. His portraits capture the essence of the … Continue reading

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FAB Events: BP Portrait Award at National Portrait Gallery by Olumide S Akingbade.

The annual BP Portrait Awards is the most prestigious portrait competition in the world, promoting the very best in contemporary portrait painting. Over the past thirty-two years of it’s existence, the Award has proved to be a launching pad for … Continue reading

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FAB Events: FABulous P.B. Day contd.: *Style Spotting* by Olumide S Akingbade

  At the end of the shoot, I accosted a handful of the models and conversated  a little about their taste in clothing. I asked each of them to describe their style in five words. Meet  …

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FAB Spotlight: Seydou Keita by Olumide S Akingbade

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FAB Spotlight: Peter Beard by Olumide S Akingbade

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FAB Spotlight: Jide Alakija by Olumide S Akingbade

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FAB Spotlight: Pieter Hugo by Olumide S Akingbade

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FAB Spotlight: Kudzanai Chiurai by Olumide S Akingbade

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FAB Spotlight: James Barnor by Olumide S Akingbade

Age: 81 Location:  born in Accra, Ghana. Currently resides in London. Length of work: 61 years Current exhibitions: runs until 27 November 2011 at Autograph ABP, Rivington Place, London.  

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FAB Spotlight: Malick Sidibé by Olumide S Akingbade

Age:   76 Location:  Mali Length of work: 53 years Recent exhibitions/ awards/ etc.: Vénice Biennale’s Golden Lion 2007 ICP Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2008 Malick Sidibé opened his own studio in Bamako in 1958 and specialized in documentary photography. … Continue reading

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