Roger George Clark - The World of Yesterday
8 December 2023 - 3 February 2024
Aperture Gallery is delighted to present the new photographic exhibition “Roger George Clark – The World of Yesterday,” which will showcase the photographer’s achievements in different genres.
For the first time since the 1980s, over 20 hand-developed darkroom prints by English photographer and former BBC broadcaster Roger George Clark (b. 1943) are shown as well as offered for sale at the Aperture Gallery.
Inspired by finding a copy of Cecil Beaton’s Photobiography in a local library at an early age, Clark decided to pursue his interest in photography.
In a career that began with snapshots in Battersea Park, Clark’s subjects included many of the world’s most famous photographers including Norman Parkinson, David Bailey, and Jane Bown.
Clark’s collection of 150,000 negatives on subjects ranging from English fairgrounds, the last years of Soviet Russia, and Henley Royal Regatta now form part of the Hulton Archive – Getty Images.
This exhibition is curated by Dan Kirmatzis.
For more details, please download the full press release.
6.30 – 8.30 pm / Thursday, 11 January 2024
6.30 - 8.30 pm / Wednesday, 24 January 2024 The talk date has been changed.
Dan Kirmatzis, a close friend of Roger Clark’s and the curator of this exhibition, will talk about Clark’s work. This event is free to attend and there is no need for RSVP.
The prints offered for sale in this exhibition were all printed by Roger Clark in his south London darkroom between the 1970s and 1990s. The photographer made a number of prints of each sitter or scene he photographed. Each print comes with an official archive stamp and frame especially crafted by Clapham Picture Framers for this occasion. Please send an inquiry to [email protected] for further details.