Brighton Photo Biennial exhibitor and "photography royalty" Nigel Shafran, spoke with writer and critic, Francis Hodgson at an event during BPB16.

Nigel Shafran, is as well known for his art practice as for being one of the UK’s most respected fashion photographers.

Writer and critic, Professor Francis Hodgson chatted to Nigel about how he put together his BPB16 exhibition, the resulting works, his thoughts on the fashion industry and more during Brighton Photo Biennial 2016.

Nigel Shafran started his career in the late 80s working for The Face and I-d magazine. His work has been widely exhibited and included in shows at The Photographers’ Gallery, Tate, the V&A, Fig-1, and MW Projects et al. His publications include Ruthbook 1995, edited photographs 1992-2004 (Photoworks/Steidl), Teenage Precinct Shoppers 2013 (Dashwood Books), Visitor Figures 2015 and Dark Rooms (Mack Books) 2016.

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Francis Hodgson was for many years the photography critic of the Financial Times and head of the photographs department at Sotheby’s. He is currently Professor in the Culture of Photography at the University of Brighton.

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© Nigel Shafran, Ruff Justice, commissioned for The Face 1980s
© Nigel Shafran, Ruff Justice, commissioned for The Face 1980s

Nigel discusses this image at 04:31 in the video above

 

 © Nigel Shafran, from 'Teenage Precinct Shoppers', 1990
© Nigel Shafran, from ‘Teenage Precinct Shoppers’, 1990

Nigel discusses this image at 14:22 in the video above

 

© Nigel Shafran from 'Whitewashed windows' 1992
© Nigel Shafran from ‘Whitewashed windows’ 1992

Nigel discusses this image at 20:08 in the video above

 

© Nigel Shafran, from 'Ruthbook', 1992-2004
© Nigel Shafran, from ‘Ruthbook’, 1992-2004

Nigel discusses this image at 27:04 in the video above

 

© Nigel Shafran, from 'Washing Up', 2000
© Nigel Shafran, from ‘Washing Up’, 2000

Nigel discusses this image at 31:19 in the video above

 

© Nigel Shafran from, 'Compost pictures', 2008-9
© Nigel Shafran from, ‘Compost pictures’, 2008-9

Nigel discusses this image at 49:18 in the video above

 

© Nigel Shafran, from 'Paddington escalators', 2009–10
© Nigel Shafran, from ‘Paddington escalators’, 2009–10

Nigel discusses this image at 55:08 in the video above

 

© Nigel Shafran, from 'Mobility Shops', 2011-12
© Nigel Shafran, from ‘Mobility Shops’, 2011-12

Nigel discusses this image at 59:31 in the video above

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