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Cellular Toxicity, a photograph by Larry Dunstan.

The Stuckist Photographers are a group of photographers founded by Larry Dunstan and Andy Bullock in December 2003 in order to apply the values of the Stuckist painters to photography.



The Stuckist Photographers were brought about when Dunstan asked, "Is there a place for photography in Stuckism?" The photography group is independent of the artists' group, but in alliance with it. The photographers also state that they are a Remodernist group, meaning that their aspiration is to establish "a new spirituality in art".[1]

The Manifesto of the Stuckist Photographers states 11 points, among them:

Concepts with integrity are at the heart of the Stuckist photograph
The Stuckist Photographer develops vision and reality
The Stuckist Photographer has depth, soul, heart, love and passion for the art of photography[2]
Gina's Restaurant, a photograph by Charles Thomson (centre). He states: "The photos that I am in, I took with the camera held at arm's length."[3]

An exhibition of the Stuckist Photographers took place at the Lady Lever Art Gallery as part of The Stuckists Punk Victorian show during the 2004 Liverpool Biennial.

The other current members are Wolf Howard, Ella Guru and Charles Thomson. They each take a different approach to photography. Bullock, whose work is in the National Portrait Gallery, takes an introspective and sometimes political stance. Dunstan uses his facility as a commercial photography to address the question of beauty, as well as environmental issues and the effects of technology, such as airborne "tube dust". He has worked for i-D, GQ, Dazed & Confused, The Financial Times and The Observer, musicians including Ice-T, Aqualung and Asher D, and campaigns for Paul Smith. Howard works exclusively with pinhole photographs, and Thomson records his everyday experiences with a "snap-shot vocabulary".[1]

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Notes and references

  1. ^ a b "The Stuckist Photographers Accessed April 21, 2006
  2. ^ "The Manifesto of the Stuckist Photographers" Accessed April 21, 2006
  3. ^ "Charles Thomson" Accessed April 21, 2006

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