National Portrait Gallery, London, April 19 until September 26, 2010; Mulberry, Bond St in London, May 25 until June 27, 2010; Mulberry, Madison Avenue in New York, June 2, 2010
Selected title German Photo Book Award 2011
Venetia Dearden has been documenting the people of Glastonbury Festival since 2004. Glastonbury Festival is the largest performing arts festival in the world situated in the Vale of Avalon, UK.
Having grown up next to the Glastonbury site, Venetia Dearden has been deeply involved in the festival since a young age. With the help of a professional portable photographic studio her aim was to single out individuals and groups and capture the motives and personas that make up the fabric of Glastonbury festival. The result is an intimate and unique set of portraits that include festival goers, stall holders, charity workers, organisers, and many of the celebrity performers. The huge volume of portraits generated over the years brilliantly capture fleeting moments of serenity amidst the surreal, swirling insanity that is Glastonbury.
Editor: Candace Bahouth
Authors: Candace Bahouth, Michael Eavis, Venetia Dearden
Artists: Venetia Dearden
17 x 23 cm
288 color ill.