John Claridge takes us on a journey into 1970’s New York, into the rough and tumble of its street life, the confusion of its factories, tenements, shops, signs and other structures, a living, gritty entity.
The exhibition is accompanied by a book of some 140 photographs, an edition limited to 100 copies. Each copy comes with a numbered and signed 18 x 23 cm print.
John Claridge produced a remarkable number of memorable images in the sixties and seventies, when he was only in his twenties or early thirties. This personal work was also done while he was busy creating images for advertising campaigns and magazines.
He has been recognised by many organisations for his work in this field, including the London International Advertising Awards, Cannes International Advertising Festival, Design and Art Direction UK, Association of Photographers UK, The One Show New York, Clio Awards Worldwide USA and Creative Circle Awards.
John Claridge’s work is held in museums and private collections around the world, including the Arts Council of Great Britain, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art. He exhibits regularly in London.
John Claridge : 70’s New York
April 9 – May 22, 2022
Mind’s Eye / Galerie Adrian Bondy
221 rue Saint-Jacques