Two excellent exhibits, “The Family,” by Jocelyn Bain Hogg at the VII Gallery in New York and “Life Without Lights,” by Peter DiCampo at The Strand Gallery in London. Jocelyn Bain Hogg is represented by VII and Peter Di Campo is part of the VII Mentor program working with VII Member John Stanmeyer:
The Family by Jocelyn Bain Hogg
VII Gallery, Brooklyn, New York; February 2 – March 2, 2012.
Jocelyn’s been at it again. Quick as a whippet, take no prisoners, access all villains. Seedy-glam, his beloved London at its etiolated best – nobody does it better. Or dresses sharper. But this time he shows another side of London’s gang world, and the irony is in the details. Time has passed, they’re a bit over-shadowed by more powerful international syndicates. Their movements are so closely scrutinized their social gatherings have to double as sotto voce business meetings. What are they whispering about? We will never know, and that’s the genius of this collection. -Seamus Murphy
Life Without Lights by Peter DiCampo
The Strand Gallery, London; February 6 – 12, 2012.
Ever thought about how much light you need to power your life? Award-winning American photographer Peter DiCampo visited Northern Ghana to find out just how hard it is to live without access to something we take for granted. His images give insight into the experience of the 1.4 billion people who currently live without electricity; people relying on candles, kerosene lanterns or torches to carry out daily activities.