“EXPOSURE!”, a 100 image retrospective of Clive Barda's photographic career, toured major China performing arts venues during spring 2012. Now it returns to the UK.
The exhibition consists of 100 prints drawn from throughout Clive Barda's career, beginning with classic early black and white images of Jacqueline Du Pré and portraits of iconic figures in music and the performing arts, and concluding with today's major productions and performers.
In his 40 year career, London-based photographer Clive Barda has worked with the world's greatest artists and has built up an unrivalled record of past and current performers.
Barda, a long-time collaborator with the Royal Opera House, photographed his first opera there in 1974, and is known throughout the industry for his discretion and close relationship with the artists. His work is also featured in permanent collections in the the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television.
At the exhibition, a new 60-minute documentary about Clive's work, by film-maker Philippe Monet, will be screened. Here's the trailer:
On Tuesday 16 October at 7pm, Philippe's film will be introduced with a special presentation, and Barda will be interviewed and take part in a question and answer session.
Although the exhibition is free, tickets to the film screening cost £3 (£2 concessions). The exhibition transfers to the High House Production Park, Purfleet, home to the Royal Opera House Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop, opening on Sunday 14 until Saturday 20 October.
Times and ticket information from the Royal Opera House. Photo: Riccardo Muti by Clive Barda.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.