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John Phillips (b.1951) says 'In a world of increasing proliferation of photographic imagery and the recording of all aspects of our lives, there is a need to reclaim photography as a route to creating startling images. The Vanitas prints seek to reclaim the discarded and overlooked, and look to tradition in Western Art, particularly painting, and the theme of Vanitas - Mortality.'
John Phillips is an artist, photographer and printmaker who lives in London.

John is founder and full-time Director of londonprintstudio where he also teaches on the studio’s MA programme. He studied sculpture at Sheffield Polytechnic (now Sheffield Hallam University), and has a PhD in Fine Art from the University of Brighton. His work is held in a number of collections including V&A, International Institute of Social History and Rhode Island School of Design Museum. He has designed and curated many exhibitions, and retains a strong interest in socially engaged art practice.

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