Spring is almost always synonym of renewal. After the busy season of graduate shows, students are still at the forefront with the new exhibition organised at the Photographers’ Gallery: a good occasion for us to spot tomorrow’s talents. Created 7 years ago, Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed aims to give young graduates from across the UK the opportunity to exhibit their works in one of the most dynamic galleries in the country. This year, the selection is not lacking diversity. On your way, you will find well mastered series of black and white prints, digital assemblages of colour photographs along with hand crafted collages, but also some experimental videos and narrative book projects. In short: a fireworks full of promises!
Here is a selection of the best projects:
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This spring, the Print Sales section at the Photographers’ Gallery in London presents us with a new and surprising display of images. What makes it so surprising is that they didn’t invite real photographers to show their works, but what they would rather call ‘image-makers’. Indeed, the common feature all six artists share is that they don’t take the photographs themselves but use pre-existing images they further modify through cut-outs, collages and embroidery. The result is quite refreshing and has the merit of questioning our conception of photography, making us reflect on the notions of appropriation and manipulation.
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With spring coming, prizes seem to flourish everywhere. The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize chose the intimate space of the Photographers’ Gallery in London to showcase its four shortlisted artists. This year’s selection presents a vast and eclectic panorama of contemporary practices in Europe. While Richard Mosse reflects on the genre of war photography, Lorna Simpson is more concerned with the concept of performance. As for Jochen Lempert, she seems to follow a more experimental and abstract path. Lastly, Alberto Garcia-Alix shares with us an important photographic diary of his life over four decades.
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