British photographer Paul Hart (b. 1961) is interested in our relationship with the landscape from both a cultural and an environmental perspective. His work examines human-altered topography and our occupation and stewardship of the land, usually concentrating on one specific geographical region where he photographs intensively over a number of years.
Hart works primarily with the black and white analogue process, using large and medium format film cameras. His practice involves all aspects of the photographic process, and he is widely known for his exquisite gelatin silver prints. He has exhibited internationally and his photographs reside in major collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, The MoMA Library Collection, Martin Parr Foundation and the Hyman Collection. In 2018/19 he received the inaugural Wolf Suschitzky Prize (UK/Austria) and was short-listed for the Mark Rothko Memorial Trust Award (Latvia) and the HARIBAN Award (Japan).
Hart has published four critically acclaimed monographs with Dewi Lewis publishing; TRUNCATED (2009) is long out of print and the Fenland Trilogy books FARMED (2016), DRAINED (2018) and RECLAIMED (2020) have been reprinted a number of times.
Paul Hart is represented in the USA by the Etherton Gallery and Joseph Bellows Gallery.
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