Bill Stephenson

  • Bill Stephenson

Roller skating paper girls Anita and Emma. Hyde Park Flats, Sheffield, 1988
S1 Artspace Edition produced in 2018
50 x 50 cm
Pigment inkjet print on Innova FibaPrint ultra smooth gloss
Edition of 45 + 1 AP

To mark the launch of Love Among the Ruins, the first exhibition in our new Park Hill premises, we have produced a limited edition print with photographer Bill Stephenson. 'Roller skating paper girls Anita and Emma. Hyde Park Flats, Sheffield, 1988' has been printed specially for S1 Artspace as an edition of 45 from the original photographic negative that Stephenson took back in 1988.

Bill Stephenson documented the last remaining residents of Hyde Park in 1988, at a time when the estate had fallen largely into disrepair and had come to be considered a failed experiment in social housing by Sheffield City Council. Having spent eight months visiting and getting to know the residents whom he would eventually photograph, Stephenson’s portraits offer a deeply personal insight into the lives of Hyde Park’s residents in contrast to the anonymity and fleeting energy of Mayne’s photographs of Park Hill.

Bill Stephenson (b. 1955) is a photographer currently living and working in Derbyshire. Between 1982 and 1995 he was a director of the Untitled Gallery, which later became Site Gallery in Sheffield. In 1985, Stephenson was awarded an Artist in Industry Fellowship and was nominated for the Fox Talbot Award for the ‘Streets in the Sky’ exhibition in 1989. He was ‘Photographer in Residence’ at Sheffield Children’s Hospital in 1996 and has been commissioned by organisations including the United Nations Population Fund, Oxfam and Channel 4, as well as supplying publicity stills for over 130 TV programmes and feature films.

*Please note these are printed to order, so please allow for these additional lead times.

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