665: Making Prints with Light consitutes a catalogue raisonne of photographic and print work by Cape Town artist, Stephen Inggs.
Different bodies of work between 1978 and 2011 are presented in chapters, designed by Gart Walker and with essays by Virginia MacKenny and Sean O’Toole, a foreword by Nigel Warburton and introduction by Stephen Inggs. Inggs is concerned in his work with the close connection between objects, places and memory or the idea of home. His use of complex silver gelatin emulsion printing to create his photographs locate him in the realm of image-makers, rather than image-capturers.
The limited edition hard-cover, signed version of the publication is presented in a linen-bound solander box and comes with a small hand-painted silver gelatin emulsion print.
Stephen Inggs was born in Cape Town in 1955 and grew up in Johannesburg, London and Umbogintwini on the South Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal. He studied Fine Art in Durban at Technikon Natal, where he was awarded the Emma Smith Scholarship for overseas study, Brighton Polytechnic and the University of Natal in Pietermartizburg where he completed an MA(FA) degree.
In 1985, Inggs joined the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town where he is now an Associate Professor and Director of the School. He regularly holds solo exhibitions of his creative work in London, Cape Town and Johannesburg. His work has been included in numerous international group exhibitions and he was a prize-winner at the International Print Triennial in Krakow, Poland in 2003.
Inngs has also curated numerous print portfolios, produced and published an artist’s book on the art and technique of litohgraphy and co-convened in the 3rd Impact International Pritnmaking Conference in 2003. His work is held in private and public collections locally and abroad including Iziko South African National Gallery, Durban Art Gallery, University of Cape Town, Northwestern University, RMB, MTN, Sanlam, Liberty and Standard Bank, the Library of Congress and the Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian, Ralph Lauren and Takashimaya.