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" Growing up during the 1970’s my school friends
and I in Wandsworth, London became immersed
in the improvised DIY culture of West Indian sound
systems, clashes or sessions. The project ‘Favourite
Session’ started as a series of documentary
photographs and recorded interviews exploring
historical developments within sound system West
Indian music culture. Utilising the artists and their
record collections, dub plates, DIY amp cases
and oral histories to create a photographic ‘portrait’
of favourite sessions past and present.”

Gary Waite, 2010

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Gary Waite
Gary_Waite London
Gary Waite took part in the 2009-10 Sights Unseen project organised by PhotoVoice in partnership with Ojos que Sienten and OBAC that introduced blind and partially sighted people to sensory photography techniques. In 2010 a PhotoVoice bursary provided Gary with the equipment, support and travel expenses required to arrange shoots of key locations and characters in the West Indian music scene that he grew up with. A selection of his photos was exhibited at the Notting Hill Carnival in 2010. In 2011 Gary appeared in a television advert for Nokia and continues to develop his photography practice. Email Gary: soegary@yahoo.com Press and Previews: http://mynokiablog.com/2011/02/21/video-nokia-n8-tv-ad-preview-blind-photography/ http://www.itv.com/london/blind-photographer63749/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-12596142 http://www.ntv.ru/novosti/224450/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lphuJ1TeXE

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