Five Decades of Self Portrait includes Self Portrait Images from David Attie and from Handsworth Self Portrait (Brian Homer, Derek Bishton and John Reardon) and other self portrait projects from the Black Country with Jubilee Arts and The Public that were influenced by Handsworth Self Portrait.
It traces the influence of David Attie’s seminal Russian Self Portraits taken as part of a 1976 United States Information Agency exhibition in Kiev through to contemporary images.
Attie was the first photographer to recognise the wider potential of handing control of the moment an image is captured to the person being photographed. He died in 1982, and his images have not been exhibited since 1979 and have never before been shown outside of the US.
Curated by Brian Homer for #BlastPhotoFest2019