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Management today, Management tomorrow - Photographers

10 March - 17 September 2000
Room 37a

In association with
Spencer Stuart

Reflecting the dynamic spirit of young business today, the photographers, Jake Walters, Sarah Dunn, Trevor Ray Hart and Harry Borden, are young, talented and among the brightest portrait photographers of their generation. With portfolios covering the range from pop to politics, each has a different style and approach to portraiture.

Photography is a second career for Jake Walters who started his own building business in 1985. He became interested in photography in 1993 and his first commissioned work was for GQ magazine in 1995, while still at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design. He now shoots for publications including the Sunday Telegraph, Loaded and Management Today. Jake's stylised approach to portraiture can be seen in the exhibition. He has explored the inextricable link between time and money by constructing each photograph as a fragment from an unfolding cinematic narrative. Each subject has been shot in the style of an actor or star within the set of his/her business world.

Sarah Dunn left Plymouth College of Art and Design in 1995 and in the 4 years following assisted various fashion and portrait photographers. During this time she did personal commissions of actresses and actors including Ewan McGregor, Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett. Sarah now shoots for Harpers and Queen, Red, Empire, Cosmopolitan and The Independent Review. Her work was selected for the Kobal Portrait Award in 1999. She has a very intuitive approach and this is reflected in her work for Management Today, Management Tomorrow.

Trevor Ray Hart 's interest in photography began when his mother bought him a Zenith camera at the age of 12. Trevor left West Surrey College of Art and Design in 1990 and has had several works shown in the annual Kobal Portrait Awards. Today he contributes to publications ranging from Time Out and Management Today to the New York Times. His approach to portraiture is to observe the subject and their surrounding environment in a balanced composition, whilst endeavouring to keep the subject looking natural.

On graduating from Plymouth College of Art and Design, Harry Borden first started working for the New Musical Express. In 1994 he became a regular contributor to the Observer magazine and by 1996 was shooting the weekly portraits for the cover. Harry won the technical prize in the 1998 Kobal Portrait Award. Winner of two World Press Awards for his photographs of entrepreneur Richard Branson and singer Bjork, Harry's work has appeared in magazines internationally including, Vogue, Harpers and Queen and The New York Times. He also regularly contributes to Management Today, shooting the photographs that accompany the Davidson interview. His unique visual style has enabled him to become one of the foremost British portrait photographers of the moment.

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