Quad Galleries – Black Country Dada by Brian Griffin

19/05/2021 - 05/09/2021, 12:00 - 16:00


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Black Country Dada by Brian Griffin is an exhibition of selected images from the acclaimed autobiography, Volume II Black Country Dada, by celebrated photographer Brian Griffin. Griffin achieved early recognition in the 1970s and 1980s, inventing a new photographic style known as Capitalist Realism in which he captured the different workers of society, transforming workplaces into stages and his subjects into actors. The images recount his student days at Manchester Polytechnic alongside photographers Martin Parr and Daniel Meadows; his arrival on the photography scene in London and developing his signature style of surreal portraits. His move into commercial photography shows him working with Stiff Records and creating some of the 20th century’s most iconic album covers, including for Joe Jackson, Siouxsie Sioux and Iggy Pop to his move into advertising with Saatchi and Saatchi.

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