A retrospective exhibition of Carlo Chinca’s documentary photographs from the past 45 years.
Local collective, PhotoBath have been working with Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution (BRLSI) to exhibit a small selection of Carlo Chinca’s large-format prints in the institution’s central Bath venue at 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN.
The exhibition will run from Friday February 9th to Saturday February 17th 2018 and admission will be free. Opening times 10.30am to 5.00pm each day.
Award winning photographer Carlo Chinca has worked as a photojournalist all of his life. His work has appeared in a number of prestigious publications such as The Telegraph, Observer, Country Life, British Journal of Photography and Life magazine. Carlo’s more celebrated subjects include; Salvador Dali, Paul McCartney, Monica Lewinsky, Patti Smith, Buzz Aldrin, Luciano Pavarotti and many others.
Having lived in Spain for many years Carlo returned to the UK around 26 years ago, focusing more upon his own social documentary themes.
PhotoBath coordinator Jon Leahy spoke about the project
‘This is a unique opportunity see the work of a locally based photographer who has taken a wide range of celebrated images over the years. The exhibition will include video and slide displays and aim to give a detailed insight into Carlo’s life and work. This exhibition follows on from our hugely successful Sebastião Salgado exhibition at the same venue last year. This time around we are focusing upon a lesser known locally connected photographer, who has built up a substantial body of work and reputation to match.”
Text/Captions for images – Carlo Chinca exhibition
1 Girl With Pram – Totterdown – Bristol 1972
2 Salvador Dalí – Port Lligat – Spain 1974
4 Mounting Block – Household Cavalry Barracks Knightsbridge – London 1983
All images © Carlo Chinca