The Quiet Grief of Men ONE NIGHT ONLY 27/3/12

a gallery presents Auckland based, Dunedin born photographer Neil Satori in a special ONE NIGHT ONLY photography exhibition and screening, The Quiet Grief of Men, at a gallery 393 Princes street on Tuesday 27th March at 6pm …

 Not afraid to explore the personal and the intimate in his photography, Neil Satori’s primary influence has been a series of workshops held at AUT University since 2006 featuring French photographer Antoine D Agata,  Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra, Paul Graham and American photographers John Gossage,  Alex Soth, Lewis Baltz and Todd Hido.

“I was influenced by what those photographers had in common, each of them an empathy with the human condition and I was encouraged by South African photographer Pieter Hugo (Nollywood) and Quentin Bajac, Chief Curator of Photography at the Centre Pompidou in Paris to publish images I’d shown at the workshop earlier this year. I’m delighted to be doing this in Dunedin for the first time, it’s a discerning audience”. Neil Satori

The Quiet Grief of Men will be a New Zealand entrant in the Dummy Book Awards for unpublished photographic books at the 5th International Fotobook Festival in Paris in April.


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Conceived as a two-year project, ‘a gallery’ opened in February 2011 at 393 Princes Street, Dunedin and closed in September 2012. Strategically placed south of the center of town nestled between tattoo studios, sex shops and a needle exchange. What was integral in the selection of the gallery space was that it would be able to be viewed from the street through the street level floor to ceiling windows. This would allow the artists showing to be exposed not only to viewers visiting the gallery, but also those walking past, as a gallery was to represent artists that did not fit within the commercial gallery context or the so called experimental project space’s, this would be the best way to expose a particular group of artists selected by gallery curator/manager Jay Hutchinson, artists he respected and admired and felt were not being represented in the gallery scene at the time.

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