Paul Hart | British, 1961 -
Hart explores our relationship with the landscape, in both a humanistic and socio-historical sense. His series concentrate on a specific geographical region, where he photographs intensively over a number of years. He works primarily with the black and white analogue process, and is one of an ever diminishing number of artist-photographers who make their own work from negative to print.
Hart studied Art & Design at Lincoln College of Art (UK) and graduated from Nottingham Trent University (UK) in 1988 with a BA (Hons) in Photography. He has concentrated on long term self- initiated projects for the past sixteen years. His work has been widely exhibited with solo shows in 2019 at Fen Ditton Gallery (Cambridge, UK) and The Austrian Cultural Forum (London) and group shows at The Royal Academy of Arts (London), The Royal Photographic Society (Bristol, UK), The University of Cambridge (UK) and The Cultural Foundation ARCADE (Dijon, France). Hart’s work is regularly shown at major art fairs including : Paris Photo and Photo London.
To widespread critical acclaim Hart has published three monographs with Dewi Lewis ; DRAINED (2018 essay : Francis Hodgson), FARMED (2016 essay : Collier Brown) and TRUNCATED (2009 essay : Gerry Badger). He has won a number of international awards and in 2018 was awarded the inaugural Wolf Suschitzky Photography Prize (London and Vienna) and in 2019 was shortlisted for the Hariban Award (Kyoto, Japan). His work resides in important collections including the V&A Museum Collection (London), the Ivor Braka Collection (London), the MoMA Library Collection (NYC) and the Martin Parr Foundation Library (Bristol, UK).
Hart has just completed a new series RECLAIMED which will be published by Dewi Lewis, with an essay by French curator Isabelle Bonnet, April 2020.