19 September 2009

in your face - exhibition in Lisbon

ALT Fabrik - LX Factory
Rua Rodrigues de Faria, 103 – Edifício I – piso 3 – sala 3.4 
1300 Lisboa

Telefone: 965786793
Email: altfabrik@fotoalternativa.net

19 de Setembro a 31 de Outubro 
3ª-feira a Sábado das 15:00 às 20:00

19 de Setembro às 17:00

about photography

"I ask him if he would miss taking photographs if, for some reason, he had to stop. 'Probably not,' he says, shaking his head. 'I don't have a burning desire to go out and document anything. It just happens when it happens. It's not a conscious effort, nor is it a struggle. Wouldn't do it if it was. The idea of the suffering artist has never appealed to me,' he says, smiling his childlike smile. 'Being here is suffering enough.'"

Sean O'Hagan interviews William Egglestone (Observer -2004)

about photography

'it's not my intention to shock, to offend, sensationalise, be political or whatever, only to make work that is as spiritually meaningful as I can make it - in all these photographs I never bothered with things like the negatives. some of them got marked and scratched. I just used the cheapest film and took them to be processed at the cheapest place. I was just trying to make order out of chaos.'

- Richard Billingham