Lumière: Photography Collective 2012
Lumière: Photography Collective 2012 is an exhibition showing works of young emerging UK based photography artists.
Each artist works with photography in different ways to explore the nature of the medium and their own personal interests in life.
The exhibition curated by Letitia Kamayi and Sophie Carter, also featured in the show, displays the work of; Clair Anderson, Elliott Morgan, Jasmine Gauthier and Sarah Tehan.
Growing up Congolese in the UK, Letitia had only visited her homeland in the summer of 2011. Her practice explores the fields of cultural identity and the black diaspora, questioning the societies belief of what the media has feed them.
Sophie’s passion is for analogue camera, particularly Polaroid and medium format. Predominately working with expired and experimental film to see what effects she can create, some of her work features unique patterns and colours. Fascinated by the instant nature of Polaroid and the excitement of never knowing the outcome inspires a great deal of her work.
Clair work reflects hugely on what the viewer can see within the image. Using medium format as her primary tool to create her images, the contents of each photograph tells us a hidden story which we are left wondering whether it is chaos or beauty within the frame.
Talented fashion and beauty photographer Elliott has worked with and for various magazines and celebrity figures. Having shot the cover album for Labrinth and One Direction, Elliott also captures vibrant poetic narratives using his skills of fashion construction.
Jasmine is a London-based artist working with photography to explore how the psychological and inner thoughts of individuals and groups can be visualized. In her work Jasmine blends fiction and reality, creating her own narratives by taking real life experiences as inspiration. After studying art at Chelsea College of Art & Design, she went on to study photography at London College of Communication.
Sarah works experimentally using analogue technology, pushing the boundaries of representation. Creating unique images that explores the links between art and science, producing work that questioning the medium of photography itself.
With the various different mediums within this show there's something for every photography/art lover. Breaking the mould and crossing over into camera less art to the instant wonder of Polaroid. From the abstract to commercial fashion, this show explores the many faces of photography.
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