LEONIE HAMPTON PURCHAS: 'ANGER, TENDERNESS AND JOY'

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Kahmann Gallery proudly presents the work of our new photographer Leonie Hampton – Purchas. The exhibition “LEONIE HAMPTON PURCHAS: ANGER, TENDERNESS AND JOY” will held from 9th September to 17th November.

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Hampton’s fascination for the subject family influences all her series. Intrigued by the complex relationship between family members, Hampton photographed families in different parts of the world. Interesting is her approach; by becoming part of the family she succeeds in closing the gap between photographer and subject. ‘Hampton’s treatment is unique, truly personal. By immersing herself in families in Rome, London, Cuba, Los Angeles and France, she has already confronted the needs to make herself forgotten as the photographer in order to disturb the course of everyday life as little as possible and therefore successfully captures those ‘little nothings’, which take us back into the depth of actual life.

Hampton’s first book, “In the Shadow of things”, was launched last May in UK. The show at Kahmann Gallery will contain a selection of 21 photographs from the series “In the Shadow of things”, “Divided Lives, the Villamil Family” and “Autonomy, the Cariou Family”.

LEONIE HAMPTON PURCHAS: ‘ANGER, TENDERNESS AND JOY’
Date: September 9th – November 17th, 2011
Place: Kahmann Gallery
Address: Lindengracht 35, 1015 KB Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20 585 8589
info@kahmanngallery.com
http://www.kahmanngallery.com

Text: memi mizukami

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