Impressions Gallery, Bradford

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Impressions Gallery is an independent contemporary photography gallery in Bradford, England. It was established in 1972 and located in York until moving to Bradford in 2007. Impressions Gallery also runs a photography bookshop, publishes its own books and sells prints. It is one of the oldest venues for contemporary photography in Europe.OperationsImpressions Gallery is a charity, a not-for-profit organisation, funded by Arts Council England and Bradford Metropolitan District Council.The gallery is host to a temporary exhibitions programme with on average six exhibitions each year, often solo retrospective shows of mid-career photographers, and also some group shows.The gallery space incorporates a bookshop. The organisation publishes its own books and catalogues, often to accompany its exhibitions, either by itself or in association with others such as Dewi Lewis Publishing and Photoworks. It has published work by Melanie Friend, Paul Floyd Blake, Joy Gregory, Anna Fox, Trish Morrissey, Tessa Bunney, Gavin Parry, Andy Lock, Stefan Ruiz and Laurie Long.HistoryThe gallery was founded by Val Williams and husband Andrew Sproxton in November 1972, opening in York with two exhibitions, Butlin's by the Sea by Martin Parr and Daniel Meadows (its first exhibition), and Whitby by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe. Parr and Meadows showed work at Impressions throughout the 1970s, with solo shows of Parr's Home Sweet Home in 1974 and Beauty Spots in 1976 and Meadows' Free Photographic Omnibus in 1974 and Clayton Ward in 1978. Some of the other photographers whose work the gallery has shown are:
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  • It's very difficult to rate the gallery because it depends on the current exhibition. Essentially it is one large room which specialises in photography with a small shop attached. It is free, and ther...  more »
  • Lovely location, beautiful space, saw an interesting exhibition which was free and there was even a free book on offer!  more »
  • A small modern gallery currently featuring a first rate exhibition about women photographers in WW1and their contemporary counterparts. Small but well stocked bookshop. Helpful and knowledgeable staff...  more »
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  • Nice gallery in the centre of Bradford
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