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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
August 3 - September 2, 2007
Stockholm, Sweden

Galleri Kontrast
presents:

I Närbild
Photography by Edward Lucie-Smith

Photo by Edward Lucie-Smith

Photos based on the long traditions of paintings and sculpture.

Edward Lucie-Smith is an internationally well-known art historian, critic and poet. During ten the last years he has also become well-known as a photographer and has had exhibitions around in the world.

Born in 1933 at Kingston, Jamaica. He moved to Britain in 1946, and was educated at King's School, Canterbury and Merton College, Oxford, where he read History. Subsequently he was an Education Officer in the R.A.F., then worked in advertising for ten years before becoming a freelance author. He is now an internationally known art critic and historian, who is also a published poet (member of the Académie Européenne de Poésie, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize), an anthologist and a practising photographer.


Galleri Kontrast is an independent gallery in Sweden devoted to photography. It was founded in 1996. The building was built for a bank in the beginning of the last century and is now a wonderful exhibition hall. The old bank vault downstairs is housing a smaller exhibition hall and the bookstore is in the room facing the street.

Galleri Kontrast has developed a reputation as this country's primary venue for documentary photography. The gallery annually shows about 20 exhibitions and always The Swedish picture of the year and work from Nordens Fotoskola. The Gallery receives funding from the daily papers Aftonbladet, Dagens Nyheter, Diabolaget, Expressen and Metro, the agencies Scanpix and Pressens Bild from Canon, Fujifilm and from Lennart Nilsson Photography and Sven Hagströmer.

The Press Photographers Club in Sweden (PFK) runs the gallery independently and the curator is Irena Strozyk

Galleri Kontrast
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Friday Noon to 6 PM, Saturday - Sunday Noon to 4 PM
(Please call for opening hours during holidays)

Hornsgatan 8, SE-118 20 Stockholm, Sweden 
+46.8.641.49.99
Galleri Kontrast Website

Edward Lucie-Smith Website

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