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James Sparshatt Art

British, b. 1966

James Sparshatt began his photographic career in the 1990s in Bolivia, working as a photojournalist and editor of the Bolivian Times. James has had solo exhibitions in the US, Ireland, Spain, Cuba, France and across the UK. His work has also been shown at prestigious contemporary art fairs including Pulse - Miami, Art Chicago, Art Hamptons, Slick Paris, Art Market (San Francisco) among others.

James’s photographs have been used for many advertising campaigns and have featured in magazines such as Dazed and Confused, Tatler, Red, Wanderlust as well as all of the UK’s major broadsheets. He has also written for the New Statesman.

“My love of photography developed while I was working as a photojournalist in Latin America in the 1990s. Both there, and later in Cuba, I was captivated by the energy and exuberance of the festivals and dance so inherent in Latino life. Many of my images celebrate the rich and vibrant musical heritage of Havana, Buenos Aires and Seville.

When I look at them I recall the rhythmic beat of the music and almost feel a trickle of sweat running down my back.”

His exhibition at the Royal National Theatre, London was described in the Sunday Telegraph as “a dazzling collection of black and white images”.

James has been a finalist in the Sony World Photographic awards, the Centre for Fine Art Photography and The Worldwide Photography Gala awards. He has also won the Center for Fine Art Photography’s International award. James frequently gives talks about his work at photographic festivals and exhibitions.

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Graciela by Sparshatt Dalzell. Acrylic paint on palladium platinum photograph
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Sparshatt Dalzell is a collaboration between photographer James Sparshatt and painter Rachael Dalzell. These works combine the exacting and time consuming artistry of the palladi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style James Sparshatt Art

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Mixed Media, Acrylic, Platinum

La vieja guajira by James Sparshatt. Portrait photograph. Silver Gelatin Print
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
The old country girl from the Escambray mountains. I was hiking in the mountains, close to Trinidad, when I met the family. They invited me in and we chatted about our different live...
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style James Sparshatt Art

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Silver Gelatin, Wood

El tabaquero by James Sparshatt. Portrait photograph. Silver gelatin print
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
A tobacco farmer from the Viñales valley in Cuba. In 1959 residents of Cuba were faced with a stark choice: stay on their island home and live as a “revolutionary” or leave. Some be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style James Sparshatt Art

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Silver Gelatin, Wood

Mujer De Santiago by James Sparshatt. Portrait photograph. Silver Gelatin Print
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
A woman of Santiago de Cuba. The Spirit of the Revolution series documents the generation of Cubans that saw the dramatic changes of 1959 as young adults. They have a strength of ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style James Sparshatt Art

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Wood, Silver Gelatin

Graciela by James Sparshatt. Framed palladium platinum photograph. 2004
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style James Sparshatt Art

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Platinum

El Campesino by James Sparshatt. Framed baryta silver gelatin print. 2001
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
The Viñales valley in western Cuba is a place of stunning beauty where perhaps the finest tobacco leaves in the world are grown. The tobacco farmers live hard but proud lives. The S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style James Sparshatt Art

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Silver Gelatin, Wood

La Romera by James Sparshatt. Portait photograph, Silver Gelatin Print.
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
On a musical and pleasure seeking pilgrimage… during Las Romerias de Mayo festival in Holguín. The Spirit of the Revolution series documents the generation of Cubans that saw the dr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style James Sparshatt Art

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Wood, Silver Gelatin

El Barbudo by James Sparshatt. Silver Gelatin Print with Wooden Frame, 2002
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style James Sparshatt Art

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Silver Gelatin, Wood

New Horizons by James Sparshatt, Silver Gelatin Print with Wood Frame, 2001
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Students of the Spanish School of Dance in the Gran Teatro of Havana. James Sparshatt’s black and white portraits are a search for a connection with a world of emotions. The work i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Naturalistic James Sparshatt Art

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Silver Gelatin

El Beso by James Sparshatt. Framed baryta silver gelatin photograph.
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
A fleeting touch of the lips on a tango dance floor. James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and intensity of people lost in the rhythm of the moment. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style James Sparshatt Art

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Silver Gelatin

La Celebracíon by James Sparshatt. Silver Gelatin Print with Wood Frame, 2004
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
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21st Century and Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

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Silver Gelatin, Wood

Havana Café by James Sparshatt. Silver gelatin photograph with wood frame
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style James Sparshatt Art

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Silver Gelatin

Dagoberto by James Sparshatt. Photography, Gelatin Print with Wood Frame, 2004
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
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21st Century and Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

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Silver Gelatin, Wood

Storm Over The Altiplano by James Sparshatt. Framed Palladium Platinum print.
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
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20th Century Other Art Style James Sparshatt Art

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Platinum, Rag Paper

Te Veo by James Sparshatt. Photography, Small Print on Brushed Aluminium, 2005
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Te veo… I see you. Matanzas 2005. The Spirit of the Revolution series documents the generation of Cubans that saw the dramatic changes of 1959 as young adults. They have a strength ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style James Sparshatt Art

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Metal

Te Veo by James Sparshatt - Silver Gelatin Print with Wooden Frame, 2005
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Te veo… I see you. Matanzas 2005. The Spirit of the Revolution series documents the generation of Cubans that saw the dramatic changes of 1959 as young adults. They have a strength ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style James Sparshatt Art

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Wood, Silver Gelatin

Puro… Alegría, Silver Gelatin Print with Wooden Frame, 2001
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
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21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style James Sparshatt Art

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Silver Gelatin, Black and White

The maiden of Tsonga - James Sparshatt - A portrait photograph from Africa
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
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21st Century and Contemporary Naturalistic James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

El Dandy - James Sparshatt - Portrait photograph of an icon of Old Havana
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Location: Havana Series : Spirit of the Revolution Year: 2001 Portrait of Elvirio el Dandy. An icon of Old Havana at the turn of the century. His custom of wearing finery has spaw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Naturalistic James Sparshatt Art

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Silver Gelatin

Dark Materials IX - James Sparshatt - A photograph of joy on the beach
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
There is a something about being a child on the beach where the sheer exuberance of running into the waves transcends the normal social barriers, and the shared exhilarance allows fo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist James Sparshatt Art

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Metal

La Sonrisa by James Sparshatt, Silver Gelatin Print with Wood Frame, 2001
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
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21st Century and Contemporary Naturalistic James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Saiorse by James Sparshatt - Circular C-type Print Mounted to Aluminium
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
Saiorse is the Irish Gaelic word for freedom. It suggests the yearning of emigrants to set off on a journey to a new world… where everything is brighter and more magical. The sea is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Naturalistic James Sparshatt Art

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C Print

El Caballero - Baryta silver gelatin print - wood frame, 2014
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
The gentleman… a man of calm dignity and endessly kind eyes in Old Havana in 2016. The Spirit of the Revolution series documents the generation of Cubans that saw the dramatic chan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Naturalistic James Sparshatt Art

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Glass, Silver Gelatin, Wood

Dark Materials IX - James Sparshatt - An impressionist photograph of joy
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
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21st Century and Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

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C Print

El Caballero by James Sparshatt - Photograph printed direct on brushed aluminium
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
The gentleman… a man of calm dignity and endessly kind eyes in Old Havana in 2016. The Spirit of the Revolution series documents the generation of Cubans that saw the dramatic chan...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Metal

Dark Materials II - James Sparshatt - A photograph of youngsters on the beach
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract James Sparshatt Art

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Metal

Dark Materials IV - James Sparshatt - A photograph of children in silhouette
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
There is a something about being a child on the beach where the sheer exuberance of running into the waves transcends the normal social barriers, and the shared exhilarance allows fo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Abstract James Sparshatt Art

Materials

Metal

El Dandy - Palladium platinum print
By James Sparshatt
Located in Coltishall, GB
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21st Century and Contemporary Naturalistic James Sparshatt Art

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Platinum, Black and White

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