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HUNTER, Tom

PORTRAIT-HUNTERBorn in 1965 in the United Kingdom.


Like Tom Hunter’s earlier series, Headlines looks at situations, places and people in the depressed north-east London area of Hackney.

This time the starting point is headlines in the local press. Hunter’s highly theatrical pictures make reference to famous paintings, most of them in the National Gallery.

Hunter has shown work internationally in many exhibitions including Living in Hell and Other Stories at the National Gallery, London; Tableaux Vivants at the Kunsthalle Vienna; Composure at the Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto; and Parallax at Sandronirey Gallery, California. In June 2007 he took part in a group exhibition of work about the E8 area of Hackney by eight contemporary artists. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of The Royal Photographic Society in 2010.

Tom Hunter presented his work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2006, nominated by Alain D’Hooghe for the No Limit Award: Vivre en enfer et autres histoires at the Magasin Electrique.