The exhibition pairs boxing photographs by Belfast based photographer Richard Wade and American photographer Larry Fink. Fink's work came out of an assignment to photograph Mike Tyson's manager Jimmy Jacobs. Wade's approach is that of "slow journalism," returning to the same places and shooting them over and over again.
Interviewed about his work for The New York Times, Fink describes how
"I used to listen to the Friday night fights. We were people of the left. Boxing was a symbolic sport for people who were underdogs to come up and prove themselves triumphant and powerful... In the field of boxing, you have unbeliebale purity of intention and innocence, and unbelievable greed, evil, and belligerence, all sitting in the same stew port. It's a spicy stew. I like spicy stew."
Larry Fink started taking photographs as a teenager. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern aRT and he was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1976 and 1979. His work has appeared in top publications such as Vanity Fair, W, GQ, Detour, The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker.
Richard Wade studied photography at Ulster University School of Art. He has worked on commissions for a range of clients including the Financial Times, Surface Magazine.
Venue: Titanic Belfast
Open: Mon - Sun, 9am - 6pm
Please note there may be occasions when the exhibitions will not be open to the puclic, it is always advised you call us on 028 9076 6386 to check availability before visiting. The gallery will be closed on the below dates:
Tuesday 5th April
Wednesday 6th April
Saturday 9th April
Wednesday 13th April
Thursday 21st April
Saturday 30th April
Saturday 28th May