Sheffield photographer Shaun Bloodworth has been capturing his city and electronic music artists with a unique eye for years.
Sad news coming in from Sheffield. Veteran photographer Shaun Bloodworth has been in the Northern General Hospital of the city for nearly four months waiting for a liver transplant. In that time he also suffered an infection that resulted in the amputation of the lower part of one of his legs. The transplant is now imminent but time is of the essence.
As a self-employed photographer, the medical emergency and tragedy Bloodworth is undergoing is putting financial pressure on him and his family. Friends of Shaun has been set up to help alleviate some of this pressure and show support.
On September 1, they will be holding a fundraising night at the Forum, in Sheffield. Acts including The Black Dog, Kid Acne, Pho-Ku Sound System and more will appear. There will also be a raffle with prizes from Warp Records, The Black Dog, CPU Records and more.
For those in London, Mary Ann Hobbs will be organising a series of club nights featuring friends of Shaun from Bleep, Boiler Room, GiveUpArt, and Rinse FM on September 15. Full details of those events are to be announced.
Anyone wishing to support at a distance will also be able to with an online auction of items donated by Bloodworth’s creative friends. All funds from these events will be donated to Bloodworth’s family.
You can check this page on the Sheffield Culture Guide for updates.
It’s difficult to understate the importance of Bloodworth’s contributions to British and global arts and culture. Over the years, the photographer has captured striking portraits of artists including Hudson Mohawke, Skream, Flying Lotus, Daedelus, Mary Ann Hobbs, Illum Sphere and more. His eye for detail and scene setting have become an instantly recognisable trademark.
Alongside GiveUpArt Bloodworth was also instrumental in creating a visual identity and presence for Rinse FM as the station evolved from pirate radio to its current legal status. Throughout he has also been a keen documenter of his city.
Bloodworth’s work has been featured in the National Portrait Gallery’s collections and he has also worked in film. You can view some of Bloodworth’s work online at this website.