Julian Germain

Julian Germain (London, 1962) became interested in photography at school. He went on to study it at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham and the Royal College of Art in London. He has published several books, including ‘In Soccer Wonderland’(1994) and ‘The Face of the Century’ (1999). His first book, ‘Steel Works’ (1990), utilised a combination of his own photographs alongside historical images and pictures from various sources including family albums to examine the effects of the closure of Consett steelworks as well as broader issues of post industrialisation. Julian’s continued belief in the value of amateur and ‘functional’ images is also reflected in his recent book, ‘For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness’, published by SteidlMack in 2005, and also in his project ‘The Running Line’, a sculptural installation in Saltwell Park, Gateshead in 2007, of more than 139,000 pictures made by amateur and professional photographers of the previous year’s ‘Great North Run’.

He has recently exhibited and published Classroom Portraits, 2004 - 2012, a global project about education. He is also, as part of the No Olho da Rua collective, planning to publish and exhibit photographs made by Brazilian street children over the last 18 years. He lives and works in Northumberland, UK.

Customs House

10am - 5pm Tues - Sat

Times

Bute Street,

Cardiff

Location

Hidden Presence

Eva Sajovic, Julian Germain
Customs House

Hidden Presence

Eva Sajovic, Julian Germain
Customs House

10am - 5pm Tues - Sat

01 - 31 October