Bonington Vitrines #6: One Eye on the Road – festival and traveller culture since the 1980s by photographer Alan Lodge

At Bonington building


Nottingham Trent University (NTU) BA and MA Photography alumnus, Alan Lodge, comes from a free festival and traveller background. Living in old buses, trucks and caravans, he drove around the country on ‘the circuit’ with his family and friends. Since the late 1970s he has been photographing events and the people around him.

Documenting all aspects of alternative lifestyles and sub-cultures, Alan has photographed many free and commercial events, environment protest, land rights demonstrations, and rave culture. Giving an insightful view that only people who have been accepted into a community can really achieve, his aim has been to present a more positive view of people and communities that are frequently misrepresented.

The process has not been easy, as many people are suspicious of anyone with a camera and their motives. Conflict with the police in more recent years has become a fact of life, as has eviction from land and squats, and difficulties with children’s education when being continually moved on.

Alan had produced work for publications, galleries, events, and public spaces. Moving beyond photography, he has experimented with mixed media involving printed and projected text.

During his MA at NTU, Alan specialised in issues surrounding representation, presenting himself in print and audio-visual format. A member of the National Union of Journalists, he is a documentary photographer, a photo-journalist and ‘storyteller’ always on the lookout for another tale to tell.

» http://alanlodge.co.uk


Exhibition Private View: 
Join us on Wednesday 14 March from 5 pm to 7 pm for the special preview of Bonington Vitrines #6, part of the preview for Lace Unarchived.

The preview is open to staff, students and the general public, please RSVP to: [email protected] to confirm your attendance.

The exhibition will open to all from Friday 23 February - Thursday 29 March.

Monday - Friday, 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday 24 February and Saturday 24 March, 11 am to 3 pm

For all enquiries about Bonington Gallery exhibitions and events please email us: [email protected] or call +44 (0)115 848 8268. Alternatively, please visit our website: http://www.boningtongallery.co.uk


Bonington building

Nottingham Trent University, School of Art & Design
Dryden Street

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