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Photography Show: American Stories – Mark Nelson ** 12 Sep – 10 Oct 2015 ** 35 North, Brighton



It is a great pleasure to welcome photographer Mark
Nelson to 35 North Contemporary Fine Art this September. Mark’s exhibition of highly evocative images is drawn from his 25 years of travelling and taking photographs across the USA.

Speaking about the exhibition Mark said “The images for this show were chosen from a large portfolio of Americana, shot over the last twenty five years including my most recent work taken during time spent in New York and Cape Cod. My love of New York – it’s art, the constantly evolving drama of its street life and the light-forms on the ‘concrete canyons’ – forms an historical narrative which is reflected in ‘American Stories.
The show at 35 North begins on the anniversary of 9/11 and
includes an image of the World Trade Centre taken only weeks
before its own shocking drama. The images also document journeys
across America along Route 66, New York to Atlantic City, NY to
Cape Cod, and also to the dramatic vista of the Grand Canyon in in
superb light.”
Mark’s work is held in private collections in London, New York and
Paris. Founder of the First Light Gallery (est 1981), he exhibited
(with two colleagues) his work on the entire fleet of British Airways
planes in First Class cabins for five years. He has lived in New
Jersey whilst shooting for the newly established New York photo
agencies Photonica and Monsoon. He most recent solo show was
held in Berlin’s whiteconcepts gallery and First Light: Still, a
retrospective exhibition at the University of Brighton became Black
and White magazine’s exhibition of the month in August 2014.

“Comprising work by seminal figures in the field, ‘First Light: Still’
will inspire all who visit” Black and White magazine Exhibition of the
Mark lives in Brighton UK and Berlin.


The exhibition runs from September 12th – October 10th 2015.

35 North Contemporary Fine Art,

35 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YB.

The gallery is open Wednesday – Sunday 11 – 5.30pm.


For more information, images and interviews please contact Sharon
Whiting 01273 541852 / 07792058039




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