“A dazzling collection of black and white images”

Sunday Telegraph

JAMES SPARSHATT

Born: 1966 in Portsmouth UK

Bio:  James Sparshatt began his photographic career in the early nineties 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 Art Chicago, Art Hamptons, Slick Paris, Art Market (San Francisco) among others.

James’s photographs have been used for several 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.  This love for the ability of music to transcend the mundane, to carry us away from the day to day, to lose ourselves in our memories and dreams has taken me on continued travels to Brazil and through the Deep South of the US in search of images that capture these magical moments.

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

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JAMES SPARSHATT

Eu te vejo by James Sparshatt - Black and white photograph of a couple dancing forró in Olinda, Brazil, during Carnival

Eu te vejo

James Sparshatt

£500.00£2,500.00

O prazer by James Sparshatt - black and white photograph of a woman dancing amid the crowds in Olinda, Brazil, during Carnival

O prazer

James Sparshatt

£500.00£2,500.00

Fuerza y poder by James Sparshatt - Black and white photograph of a young boxer training with weights in Havana, Cuba

Fuerza y poder

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Frosted reeds

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Silent Dreams

James Sparshatt

£500.00£2,500.00

Saudade

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

A confiança. A portrait from Olinda, Brazil by James Sparshatt

A confiança

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Les Vacances III - By James Sparshatt

Les Vacances III

James Sparshatt

£1,100.00£1,950.00

Les Vacances II - By James Sparshatt

Les Vacances II

James Sparshatt

£1,100.00£1,950.00

Les Vacances I

James Sparshatt

£1,100.00£1,950.00

En su mundo... In her world.... portrait of a falmenco dancer in Jerez in 2022 by James Sparshatt

En su mundo

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Photograph of a flamenco dancer expressing the depths of emotion in life

La tristeza

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

A flamenco dancer in Jerez. A moment of pure emotion

La pasión

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

El duende by James Sparshatt

El duende

James Sparshatt

£1,750.00£1,950.00

El Principe by James Sparshatt

El principe

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Cajun sunset. Photograph by James Sparshatt

Cajun sunset

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Soweto strings. Photograph by James Sparshatt

Soweto Strings

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

A new hope. Photograph be James Sparshatt

A new hope

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Los Espirítus - flamenco dancers in Sevilla. By James Sparshatt

Los Espirítus

James Sparshatt

£500.00£2,650.00

El Naufrago

James Sparshatt

£500.00£3,150.00

New horizons by James Sparshatt.

New horizons

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Soul man by James Sparshatt

Soul man

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

El caballero

El caballero

James Sparshatt

£600.00£1,950.00

La sonrisa

La sonrisa

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Saiorse

Saiorse

James Sparshatt

£950.00£1,750.00

El Dandy

El Dandy

James Sparshatt

£1,250.00£2,250.00

Dark Materials I

Dark Materials I

James Sparshatt

£500.00£4,500.00

Dark Materials V

Dark Materials V

James Sparshatt

£500.00£2,750.00

Las memorias

Las Memorías

James Sparshatt

£850.00£2,950.00

Dagoberto by James Sparshatt. Black and white photograph of an aged musician in Cuba

Dagoberto

James Sparshatt

£700.00£2,950.00

Dawn Patrol

Dawn Patrol

James Sparshatt

£375.00£850.00

Endless summer

Endless summer

James Sparshatt

£375.00£850.00

The Flight

The Flight

James Sparshatt

£375.00£850.00

Waders at dawn

Waders at dawn

James Sparshatt

£375.00£850.00

After the storm

After the Storm

James Sparshatt

£375.00£850.00

Aodh's Domain

Aodh’s Domain

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Stormy waters

Stormy Waters

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Dawn over Bagan

Dawn over Bagan

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

American trails

American trails

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Bayou dreaming

Bayou dreaming

James Sparshatt

£500.00£2,500.00

La Rumbera

La Romera

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

El acuatico

El acuatico

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Te veo

Te veo

James Sparshatt

£700.00£1,950.00

El finquero

El finquero

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

El babalao

El babalao

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

El sentinel

El sentinel

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Puro… alegría

Puro… alegría

James Sparshatt

£1,250.00£2,950.00

El barbudo

El barbudo

James Sparshatt

£700.00£1,950.00

El campesino

El campesino

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

La vieja guajira

La vieja guajira

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Graciela

Graciela

James Sparshatt

£1,250.00£2,550.00

El tabaquero

El tabaquero

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

El amor

El amor

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Rumba de Cuba

Rumba de Cuba

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Bajo del mar

Bajo del Mar

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

La celebracíon

La celebracíon

James Sparshatt

£600.00£1,950.00

Armonía

Armonía

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

La mirada

La mirada

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Reflecciones

Reflecciones

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

El descanso

El descanso

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Las palmas

Las palmas

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Son Morena Son

Son Morena Son

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Havana Café

Havana Café

James Sparshatt

£700.00£3,500.00

El viaje

El viaje

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

El recolector

El recolector

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Bajo el sol

Bajo el sol

James Sparshatt

£500.00£2,150.00

La teleraña

La telaraña

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Los angulos

Los angulos

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Las curvas

Las curvas

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Esperanza

Esperanza

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Orgullo

El orgullo

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Son de Santiago

Son de Santiago

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Ochun

Ochun

James Sparshatt

£500.00£3,500.00

El beso

El beso

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

El ultimo tango

El ultimo tango

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Las manos

Las manos

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

El ensayo

El ensayo

James Sparshatt

£700.00£3,950.00

El tango secreto

El tango secreto

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Los sueños

Los sueños

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Los perdidos

Los perdidos

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

La linea

La linea

James Sparshatt

£850.00£2,150.00

La confianza

La confianza

James Sparshatt

£600.00£1,950.00

El gancho

El gancho

James Sparshatt

£500.00£1,950.00

Corazon y alma by James Sparshatt - black and white photograph of tango dancers from Buenos Aires

Corazon y alma

James Sparshatt

£600.00£1,950.00

El viejo maestro by James Sparshatt - black and white photograph of tango dancers, young and old, from Buenos Aires

El viejo maestro

James Sparshatt

£1,400.00£2,950.00

Jacquelina by James Sparshatt - Black and white photograph of tango dancers from Buenos Aires

Jacquelina

James Sparshatt

£1,050.00£2,550.00