Faces of Sculpture: Portrait of a Profession, an exhibition of photographs by Anne Purkiss
14 May 2018 - 14 July 2018
Monday - Friday 11.00am - 5.00pm and Saturday 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Royal Society of Sculptors 108 Old Brompton Road London SW7 3RA
The exhibition celebrates the release of Purkiss’ new book Sculptor: 1986 – 2016 featuring members of the Society and Royal Academicians and forms part of RA250:UK exhibitions and events around the UK to celebrate 250 years of the Royal Academy of Arts.
Anne-Katrin Purkiss works as an independent photographer, primarily in England, with a special interest in the arts and the environment. She was born in Chemnitz, Germany, and graduated from Leipzig University with a degree in Journalism and Photography. She worked for an advertising agency before moving to England in 1984. After four years at the London bureau of Associated Press, she became a freelance photographer. Her commissions include regular work for museums and galleries and government agencies. As a personal interest, she documents people in the context of their environment and their occupations. Her collection of British portraits spans more than thirty years, featuring people who inspire through their work and their ideas. Photographs from her collection have been published in national and international newspapers such as The Guardian, The New York Times, Die Zeit and Nature. Purkiss’ work has been exhibited in England, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.