School of Arts & Humanities
Peter Kennard abandoned painting in the 1970s in search of new forms of expression that could bring art and politics together for a wider audience. This search has resulted in making photomontage and installation work over many years covering major political events.
Peter Kennard was born in London in 1949. His work is in many major collections, including Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Imperial War Museum. His work has been published in numerous publications including The Guardian, The Observer, The Sunday TImes, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Scotsman, New Statesman and Time Magazine.
- Wayne Binitie
Current and recent research
Peter Kennard's photo-essay in seven chapters @earth was published in May 2011. It combines new works, made with the assistance of Tarek Salhany, with images from throughout his 40-year career. @earth is a story without words of global destruction and resistance told through the language of photomontage.
Comments on the book:
"What you hold in your hands is a harrowing X-ray of the shadow side of the world. This book perfectly captures the brutal asymmetries of our age: heavy weaponry trained on broken people, all-seeing technologies and disappearing identities, perpetually exhaling industry and an asphyxiating planet. If there’s a word that’s worth a thousand pictures, it’s @earth." – Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and No Logo.“I take my hat off to you Sir, @earth looks great.“ – Banksy