Canon AE1, 50mm lens & expired (2012) Agfa colour film
Always try to stay unnoticed when shooting on the street, prime lens, no big camera bags, clothes that will allow me to fit in and blend with the public, never staying for too long in one place and practically marking a path in the well worn streets that I often walk…So when I went out with the Canon last week I was scuppered!
Had forgotten the sound of the shutter was so loud, making people turn to see where the sound came from, this made candid street photography very difficult and so decided there are plenty of other things to capture in Blackpool without scaring the locals & holiday makers.
And so off I went in search of old signs, sadempty hotels with deserted dining tables set for breakfasts and giant ice cream cones, I love the soft grain and the colours of these expired Agfa films which makes me think this could be something I do more frequently.
Published by dmanderphoto
Dawn Mander, a Blackpool-based self taught photographer, exhibited worldwide,notably USA, Australia, Canada, Hamburg, Moscow Italy and U.K. and published internationally both in print and online. Dawn runs street photography walks in her hometown of Blackpool and gives talks at local colleges, schools and photography groups.
In 2018 Dawn was nominated for the RPS Hundred Heroines campaign celebrating women in photography and in 2019 exhibited with over 80 female photographers in the
RPS 'Representation on the Line:(Un)framing our Identities' held in Chelsea, Doncaster and Blackpool. For the latter she also executed the roles of organiser and co-curator.
Dawn continues to work on her #DocumentingBlackpool & #PortraitofBlackpool series and is currently creating and co-curating exhibitions and community art projects at HIVE Blackpool.
2021 - Format Mass Isolation Project. The Peoples Picture at Quad in Derby
2021 - Double Trouble Festival, Women in Street/ Unexposed Collective exhibition at Bondi Beach and Brisbane Australia.
2020/21 Large Scale Images printed and exhibited in the HIVEArts Blackpool Tramstop Takeover.
2020 - Rankin 2020 book contributor
2020 - Grundy Art Gallery Blackpool contributor fro #worktownghosttown online documentary series, exploring the effects of pandemic and Covid lockdown on Blackpool.
2019 - RPS Chelsea, Doncaster and Blackpool
2019 - Women in Street Double Trouble collective exhibition in San Fransisco USA.
2019 - Works shown at Millepiani collective exhibitions In Rome Italy.
2019 - Stills photographer for Farrena Films - The Other Side with Valerie Hope.
2019 - Promotional images shown at Grauman's Chinese Theatre Los Angeles, California USA
2019 - HotBed Press 20/20 print collective shown at Cube in Moscow. part of the Arrested ReDevelopment Collective Blackpool.
2019 - Publicity shots for Virgin Trains promoting travel to Blackpool.
2018 - exhibited and sold works at Manchester Art Fair.
2018 - Seaside Special Postcards from the Edge. Book Cover pub: BlueMoose Books
2018 - works exhibited at Hebden Bridge Art Fair
2015-2017. Local exhibitions in Blackpool: HIVE Blackpool, The Grundy Art Gallery,
The Grand Theatre, It's A Gallery, Shaws, The Solaris Centre, The Galleon, Barista.
2020 - Rankin 2020
June 2015 - BLACK+WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY Magazine.
July 2015 - BLACK+WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY Magazine.
November 2016 - BLACK+WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY Magazine
2017 - The Guardian
2016 - The Guardian
2016 - Lancashire Life.
2015 - World Street Photography Book.
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