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Looking for Light: Jane Bown

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Tue 6 May 2014 // 20:00

Tuesday 6 May, 8pm, £5/4
Dir: Luke Dodd & Michael Whyte, UK, 2014, 90 mins

A beautiful portrait of British portrait photographer Jane Bown, her determination to succeed in an almost exclusively male world, and her process of working as a photographer; using basic equipment and often relying on available light, she has honed a deceptively simple technique to produce her highly distinctive photographs. This candid and intimate documentary focuses on her personal history, mixing interview footage from Rankin, Nobby Clark and Don McCullin, with many of the iconic portraits from her six decade career, featuring such luminaries as Samuel Beckett, Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, Queen Elizabeth II and Björk.

Presented in conjunction with Bristol Festival of Photography 2014.

★★★★ Leslie Felperin, The Guardian
★★★★ Antonia Quirke - The Financial Times