Akehurst Creative Management has over 20 years experience in providing management and consultancy services to photographers, exhibition organisers, publishers and curators of private and public collections. We support photographers by acting in a management role; we pursue opportunities for their work to be exhibited, licensed or placed with established galleries/collections and we handle copyright and legal issues. Our corporate and institutional clients, publishers and collectors benefit from our ability to locate and acquire suitable prints or negotiate reproduction rights.

2014 Exhibitions

Robin Hanbury-Tenison

People of the Rainforest by Robin Hanbury-Tenison

Six stunning photographs of tribal people of the rainforest taken by Cornish explorer and writer Robin Hanbury-Tenison and the world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado. The images are displayed among the foliage in the Rainforest Biome

Friday 24 October 2014 to Friday 23 October 2015

Rainforest Biome
Bodelva
Cornwall
PL24 2SG

Click Here for Full Details

Some of the images are also included in an article to accompany the exhibition in Eden Magazine.

Tommy Cooper by John Claridge

Tommy Cooper Photographs by John Claridge
Now on show in the Tommy Cooper Room, Museum of Comedy
until 31 March 2015.

Click Here for the Press Release about the exhibition.

For more information please visit:
http://www.museumofcomedy.com/whats_on/exhibitions

This collection of images has just been released in a finely printed, hand-bound, edition of just 50 copies.

Tommy Cooper, Act 1 by John Claridge Tommy Cooper, Act 9 by John Claridge Tommy Cooper, Act 10 by John Claridge

Issued in three variants, with one of the above three prints.
Click Here for further details in our Online Store.

Copies numbered 1 to 20 now sold. The price is £62.50 but will rise once we reach number 30.

See also: When John Claridge met Tommy Cooper: an illustrated feature on the Spitalfields Life website.

The London Column recently ran a short piece on Tommy Cooper which makes reference to John Claridge's exhibition.

Time Out review of John Hewer's stage show based on the life of Tommy Cooper, also refers to the John Claridge exhibition.

Portobello Road by Charlie PhillipsPortobello Road by Charlie Phillips

100 Images of Migration
Work by Charlie Phillips is included in this exhibition
jointly organised by the Migration Museum Project

24 June 2014 - 13 February 2015

Exhibition at the Museum Studies Building
The School of Museum Studies
University of Leicester, 19 University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RF

Click Here for Details and Click Here for Invitation

Offsite Exhibitions

To accompany the exhibition there will also be displays at:

Leicester Railway Station, 24 June to 20 July 2014;

The Charles Wilson Building, 21 July 2014 to 13 February 2015;

The David Wilson Library, 21 July to 12 December 2014 .

From How Great Thou Art by Charlie Phillips

How Great Thou Art –
50 Years of African Caribbean Funerals in London

Charlie Phillips presents a sensitive photographic documentary of the social and emotional traditions that surround death in London’s African Caribbean community.

7 November to 5 December 2014
Photofusion Gallery
17a Electric Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8LA

Click Here for Press Release

Click Here for Gallery Website

Latest News and Events

'New York in the 70s' by John Claridge

John Claridge - New York in the 70s
Cafe Royal Books

36 pages
14cm x 20cm
b/w digital
Numbered edition of 150

 

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Notting Hill Carnival by Charlie Phillips

Images by Charlie Phillips are included in a new film about Notting Hill Carnival.

Who Started It? is one of four films about Notting Hill Carnival from acme, available exclusively on BBC iPlayer.

Click Here to view the film.

From 'How Great Thou Art' by Charlie Phillips

Recent Charlie Phillips Interviews and Features:

Charlie Phillips was recently interviewed on the Robert Elms programme on BBC Radio London. This is available as a podcast for a limited time period. Click Here then listen to the podcast for 1 August 2014.

Charlie Phillips was also interviewed on the Outlook programme on BBC RadioFour. This is available as a podcast for a limited time period. Click Here then listen to the podcast for 26 July 2014.

The Guardian ran a feature on 25 July 2014 including a selection of images: Click Here.

The Resident (August 2014) featured an interview and included several images: Click Here.

From 'How Great Thou Art' by Charlie Phillips

How Great Thou Art by Charlie Phillips

A crowdfunding page has been set up for Charlie Phillips ("aka smokey joe") - How Great Thou Art project book, made possible by Eddie Otchere, curator and Lizzy King, project production. The funding appeal has now closed, having exceeded its target, but the details are still available at:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/151111416/
charlie-phillips-presents-how-great-thou-art

Chet Baker, 1986 by John Claridge

Sorti des Ombres / Out of Shadows
Exhibition by John Claridge

7 May to 5 July 2014
mind's eye: galerie adrian bondy, Paris
www.mindseye.fr

Press release: Click Here

An announcement and short feature for the exhibition appears on the website: actuphoto.com

'Israel 1967' by John Claridge

Israel 1967
A new book/zine by John Claridge
Published by Café Royal Books.

Israel 1967 is a series of photographs take one week after
the Six Day War.
28 pages
14cm x 20cm
b/w digital
Numbered edition of 150

 

Click Here for further details.

 

'Tommy Cooper' by John Claridge

Tommy Cooper - A new publication from John Claridge

This collection of images has just been released in a finely printed, hand-bound, edition of just 50 copies.

Tommy Cooper, Act 1 by John Claridge Tommy Cooper, Act 9 by John Claridge Tommy Cooper, Act 10 by John Claridge

Copies numbered 1 to 10 now sold out. We are currently on number 20, and then the price will rise to £62.50 until number 30.

Issued in three variants, with one of the above three prints.
Click Here for further details in our Online Store.

Click Here for the book's press release.

A percentage from each book sold will be donated to
"Tommy's Ticker" appeal. For more information visits:
http://thetommycoopersociety.org/news.aspx

 

Exhibition prints are also available, Click Here for details.

British Red Cross Society Shop, 1972 by John Claridge

East End in Focus: Modern Magic Lantern Shows:
John Claridge

Slide show and discussion in which John Claridge shares his favourite images and stories with Bishopsgate Institute Library and Archives Manager, Stefan Dickers.

2 April 2014, 7:30
Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
London
EC2M 4QH

Click Here for more information and to book tickets.

Adore Noir, Issue 18 with feature about John Claridge

John Claridge feature in Adore Noir Magazine

Issue 18 (February 2104) of Adore Noir inclides 'Industrial Past' a feature on the work of John Claridge.

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'Silent Ballads' by John Claridge

Silent Ballads by John Claridge

This collection of images is published in a finely printed, hand-bound, edition of just 50 copies.

Click Here for the book's Press Release.

Issued in three variants, with one of these prints (click for details):

Copies numbered 1 to 10 have now sold out.
Issues 11 to 20 currently available.

Click Here for further details in our online store.

Archive: Imagining the East End

John Claridge's work included in:
Archive: Imagining the East End: A Photographic Discourse
By Susan Andrews and Nick Haeffner
Published by Black Dog Books

Available for purchase via: blackdogonline.com

Click Here for more information and images.

'Only the Forgotten' by Karin Rosenthal

Inheriting Loss - A new body of work from Karin Rosenthal

Click Here to view the portfolio on the artist's website.

The Vivian Maier Exhibition, which Karin Rosenthal initiated, co-curated, and for which she oversaw the programming was selected by Jared Bowen of Greater Boston (WGBH-TV) as one of Boston's most memorable arts events of the year.

The Maier show at the Women's Studies Research Center was included among shows at the Museum of Fine Art, the Gardner Museum, and the Rose Art Museum.

Bowen's Holiday Arts Special TV programme (repeated often at the end of 2103) included with an interview with her that had been recorded and broadcast earlier.  Click Here for a link to the full program. Karin's part about the "moonlighting nanny" starts 7min 30sec into the video.

Click Here for more information and image.

Recent News, Exhibitions & Events

Weston Gallery

Models & Muses exhibition, Carmel, California
Includes work by Karin Rosenthal

12 July to 7 September 2014
The Weston Gallery, Carmel California, USA
www.westongallery.com

Echoes of a Vanished Past by Robin Hanbury-Tenison

Echoes of a Vanished World: A Traveller’s Lifetime in Pictures
Photographs by Robin Hanbury-Tenison

Exhibition: 12 July to 30 August 2014
Aberystwyth Arts Centre,
Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University
www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk

Catalogue now available: Click Here

Feature Article: Robin Hanbury-Tenison: the tale of the explorer and philanthropist by Jules Gary on businessdestinations.com

Free Artist's Talk: Tuesday 29 July 2014 at 6pm.
Click here for more information

'Ribble Steam Railway' by John Claridge

John Claridge - Ribble Steam Railway
Cafe Royal Books

28 pages
14cm x 20cm
b/w digital
Numbered edition of 150

 

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Richard K Diran Exhibition Poster

The Vanishing Tribes of Burma
An Exhibition with images by Richard K Diran

After its three very successful days, the exhibition has now been donated to The National Museum of Myanmar, Burma.
Dagon Township, Yangon

http://www.myanmar.cm/places/yangon.html

 

CLICK HERE for Richard's video film of the exhibition.

'Vintage London' by John Claridge

Vintage London - A new publication from John Claridge

Another in the series of photobooks from Cafe Royal Books.
28 pages
14cm x 20cm
b/w digital
Numbered edition of 150

 

Click Here for further information.

 

'Shoe Repairers, Spitalfields, 1969' by John Claridge

John Claridge Books - Available for Purchase Online

We are pleased to be able to offer for sale four of John Claridge's fine press, highly collectable publications:
South American Portfolio,
One Hundred Photographs,
8 Hours,
In Shadows I Dream

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'Shoe Repairers, Spitalfields, 1969' by John Claridge

"My East End's Gone ... " by John Claridge

Feature in the Evening Standard , 9 September 2013

Click Here for the full feature .

Click Here for more work by John Claridge

'Groundsman, E.15 (1965)' by John Claridge

Working People and a Dog by John Claridge

Feature in Spitalfields Life, 28 August 2013

Click Here for the 'blog feature with 20 images.

Click Here for more work by John Claridge

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