Anna Fox and Andrew Bruce are artists working in photography. Spitting was a collaborative response to Fluck and Laws original life-size Spitting Image puppets in the Hyman Collection.
Anna Fox is one of the most acclaimed British photographers of the last 25 years. Working in colour, Fox studied under Martin Parr, Paul Graham and Karen Knorr, and is influenced by the British documentary tradition. She first came to attention with her 1988 study of London office culture in the mid-Thatcher years, entitled Workstations.
Fox's work has been exhibited extensively across the globe, at leading institutions including the Tate and The Photographer's Gallery in the UK, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. In 2010, she was shortlisted for the prestigious Deutsche Borse Photography Prize. Fox is currently Professor of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.
For fuller informative see the Anna Fox section of the Hyman Collection website.
Andrew Bruce is an artist working primarily with photography. He has worked alongside Anna Fox on a number of projects, having initially studied under her at the University for the Creative Arts before later obtaining his MA at the Royal College of Art.
His work focuses primarily on the representation of nature both in relation to culture and to the natural world itself. Bruce's meticulously staged photographs carefully slip between real and unreal, still-life scenes and fleeting moments (or in this case images that seem neither still-life nor portraiture). Bruce has exhibited in group shows both in the UK and also internationally at festivals such as Goa International Photo Festival and Les Rencontres d'Arles, and also solo exhibitions at Cabin Gallery in London and Galleri Box in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Bruce was a recipient of a British Council grant in 2010 and was selected for Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed at the Photographers' Gallery after his graduation. More recently Bruce was nominated for the Prix Pictet award.
Bruce also lectures extensively on the subject of photography in universities and museums and has contributed to various educational publications.