Human Endeavour ‘Flanerie’.

As we have been making our project Degeneration, we have set ourselves some rules to try and stick to when taking photographs. As we have 4 photographers in our group and want to mix our photographs together in the exhibition and book format, we need to have some form of continuity throughout. So we are … Continue reading

Human Endeavour. Derby.

Human Endeavour recently gave a free workshop in Derby to support their forthcoming exhibition with the Collectives Encounter at Format Photography festival 2011. As part of the workshop we invited participants to join us on location to be a part of the process of creating new work around the theme of Degeneration. Although Derby does … Continue reading

what we are doing when we are not a ‘we’

the Collectives Encounter is meant to behave like a monster collective when we are in Derby in March. this is a bit what should happen here on the blog in this last month of preparation of the exhibition. while the beast is asleep, we all are juggling with other ongoing projects or commitments and it … Continue reading

Human Endeavour. Research. The Red Road Flats.

An important part of our project Degeneration has been the research we have collected for each location that we have visited. As an example of this I am showing some of our research here of the Red Road Flats in Glasgow. The comprehensive development of central Glasgow areas was the largest of any city in … Continue reading

Free photography workshop by Human Endeavour in Derby on 11th and 12th February 2011

Alex Currie, ‘Ibrox, Glasgow 2010’, from the series ‘Degeneration‘ / Human Endeavour Human Endeavour will lead a ‘Documentary photography research-led project’ workshop in Derby. As part of the 2nd Collectives Encounter at Format11, Human Endeavour collective will give 1.5-day workshop in Derby. The Collective will present their project ‘Degeneration‘ and show the processes behind making … Continue reading

Bruce Gilden. The Troubled City.

I came across a Bruce Gilden photo essay on the Magnum website recently and decided to share a link to it here, as there are obvious links to Human Endeavour‘s Degeneration project but also Gilden has been commissioned to make new work in Derby for the Format Festival. Brian Griffin described him as a ‘Genius’ … Continue reading

‘Robinson in Space’ Patrick Keiller.

“The true mystery of the world is the visible not the invisable” click on the image to purchase the DVD Robinson in Space. (d. Patrick Keiller, 1996) begins with Robinson’s unseen narrator quoting the 1960s French radical Situationist Raoul Vaneigem demanding that “a bridge between imagination and reality must be built.” It ends with Robinson’s … Continue reading

Estates by Lynsey Hanley.

  Lynsey Hanley’s book ‘Estates’ has been really insightful with our Degeneration project in mind. Hanley grew up on the Chelmsley Wood estate on the edge of Birmingham,  which was completed in 1971, her book about class and council housing is part-memoir, part-history and examines from both inside and outside the causes of the ‘spirit-sapping’ … Continue reading

For Human Endeavour: Psychogéographie by Antoine d’Agata (updated)

I have asked Human Endeavour why there weren’t any human being present in their ‘Degeneration‘ series. As they are based in Brighton, some would make a quick connection: Magnum Photo’s Mark Power’s disciples. I leave them explain their choices and approach in another post. Please note that ‘Degeneration’ when exhibited includes research Polaroids taken whilst … Continue reading

Introducing Human Endeavour.

Human Endeavour are Alex Currie, Richard Chivers, Simon Carruthers and Oliver Perrott, a photographic collective conceived back in 2007 with the aim of bringing together like-minded photographers with a view to curating and enabling the set up and exhibition of new works around a central theme. The objective is to exhibit photographic work that is … Continue reading