SPOTLIGHT: Anthony Luvera

This is Gypsey.  She nurtured a patch of neglected urban land.  She made a garden.  One day the council decided she wasn’t allowed to be there.

In 2002 Anthony Luvera began to produce a remarkable body of work with the collaboration of numerous homeless people in London.  They were each invited to take a camera and photograph whatever they wanted.  With the permission of the individuals to use these images, alongside a number of assisted self portraits, Luvera has authored and co-produced something quite unique.

He seems to be a man of integrity, sensibility, and takes seriously the responsibility of using pictures other people have taken.  He also writes on photography really well.

I interviewed Anthony Luvera on Friday for the Falmouth Photography Exhibition Catalogue 2009.  Good stuff.