David Campany is a writer, curator and artist. His areas of expertise include photographic art, documentary/photojournalism, the intersections of the still and moving image, and curatorial practices. He teaches ‘theory’ and ‘practice’ at all levels from undergraduate to Phd.
Victor Burgin; A Sense of Place, Ambika P3, London 2013 (curator)
Mark Neville: DEEDS NOT WORDS, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, 2013 (curator)
Anonymes: Unnamed America in Photography and Film, Le Bal, Paris, 2010 (co-curator)
This Must Be The Place, Jerwood Space, London, 2010 (curator)
Hannah Collins: Història en curso, CaixaForum Barelona/Madrid and touring, 2010 (curator)
David supervises at PHD level
David writes regularly for Frieze, Aperture and Source. He has written major texts on the work of Jeff Wall, Victor Burgin, Hannah Collins, William Klein, John Stezaker, Chris Killlip, Paul Graham, Stan Douglas, Doug Rickard, Walker Evans, Paul Graham, Mark Lewis, Chris Coekin, Edgar Martins and Eugène Atget, among others. He has published over two hundred essays. He co-founded and co-edits PA magazine.
The Open Road. Photographic Road Trips Across America, Aperture, 2014
Gasoline, MACK Editions, 2013
Walker Evans: the Magazine Work, Steidl, 2013
Rich and Strange (artist’s book), Chopped Liver Press, 2012
Jeff Wall: Picture for Women, Afterall/MIT Press, 2011. Winner of the ICP Infinity Award for Writing, 2012
ANONYMES. L’Amérique sans nom: photographie et cinéma, Steidl/Le Bal, Paris, 2010 (French/English)
Photography and Cinema, Reaktion Books 2008. Winner of the Kraszna Krauss Best Moving Image Book, 2010. Hebrew edition, Pitom Publishing 2011; Chinese (Mandarin) edition, Nanjing University Press, forthcoming)
Hannah Collins. Història en curso, (author and editor), CaixaForum, Barcelona 2008. Spanish/Catalan editions.
The Cinematic (ed.), Whitechapel Gallery/MIT Press, 2007
Art and Photography, Phaidon 2003. English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese editions.
MA Photojournalism alumnus Jason Larkin is now showing at Flowers Gallery
Jason Larkin Past Perfect
Centred around questions of authenticity and the representation of collective histories, Past Perfect (2008 – 2016), is a new series of photographs by British photographer Jason Larkin, highlighting the visual presentation of war and conflict within public museums around the world.
pic.london is a not-for-profit photo festival that is initiated, led and run by artists and photographers, launching its first edition this autumn.
It aspires to support emerging artists and engage the public in thinking about photography.
Fun, accessible, and intellectually inspiring.
1st Opening Thursday 26th October at Gallery SO
This exhibition seeks to explore the scope and scale of visual intrusion in our everyday lives through photographic and mixed media work from emerging artists.
We live in a society that has a CCTV camera on every street corner and a camera-phone in every pocket. Yet intrusion can be as overt as unwanted snapshots […]