'The Black House, London'
Michael Hoppen Gallery, London
'The Black House, London'
gelatin silver print, signed, titled, dated, and annotated 'vintage' in pencil and with the photographer's stamp in the margin, 1973, printed in 1976
image: 19 ⅜ by 13 ¼ in. (49.2 by 33.7 cm.)
Please note the colors in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This photograph is in generally excellent condition. '16510-CO' is written on the reverse in pencil in an unidentified hand.
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“Colin Jones was the subject of the very first show we held in London in 1992. He was introduced to me by Zelda Cheatle, and after some 28 years of working together Colin and I have not looked back once. Colin’s career as a dancer with the Royal Ballet was cut short when he witnessed the Sharpsville Massacre whilst on tour in South Africa, after which he hung up his ballet shoes and picked up a Leica. He has always championed the trials and tribulations of ordinary people, with an undying commitment to social values which continue to resonate today. He never judges through his pictures, but illuminates issues so that we can make up our own minds. The Black House, the project this picture comes from, was way ahead of its time, and is now considered one of his most celebrated projects.” – Michael Hoppen
The Michael Hoppen Gallery opened in 1992 and is founded on a passion for photography. They are renowned for nurturing upcoming artists and exhibiting them alongside acknowledged 20th and 21st century masters.