Selectors

The following have kindly agreed to take part in this years anonymous selection process of digitally submitted images.

Tom Lovelace is a London based artist, who works with photography, sculpture, performance and explores the semantics of everyday, revealing and reimagining materials, processes and histories. He is a visiting tutor at Royal College of Art and the Arts University of Bournemouth, as well as a regular speaker in different universities and galleries. His work has been nominated for Foam Paul Huf Award, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, Prix Pictet Award and the Infinity Award (International Center of Photography, New York) and he has been published in Financial Times, The Guardian, Time Out London, The Daily Telegraph, Dazed and Confused, Wallpaper Magazine, The British Journal of Photography, Source Photographic Review and others. His self-published books are a part of Tate Artist's Book Collection and he recently exhibited and curated work at Peckham 24.

Hazel Watts is the director of Spectrum Photographic. Spectrum is a professional imaging lab based in Brighton, founded in 1993 and currently one of the leading photographic printing services in the UK. They have worked with a number of established photographers such as Simon Norfolk and have produced the work for exhibitions such as Peckham 24 and Post-Visions at Calvert 22.

Wendy McMurdo is an acclaimed British artist who works primarily with photography and time-based media. She trained initially as a painter at the Edinburgh College of Art before developing her practice as a photographer at the Pratt Institute in New York and then at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Since then McMurdo has gone on to produce a series of influential works investigating the relationship of children and photography to the computer. She has exhibited and published widely and has been commissioned by The Photographers Gallery, London (Indeterminate Objects  Classrooms) The Science Museum, London (Who am I?), The Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Ffoto Gallery (The Skaters) in Wales amongst others. She was awarded a PhD by publication from the University of Westminster in 2015. She is currently a Module Leader (MA photography) at Falmouth University.

Free Talks

These will take place during the exhibition on dates and times to be announced. Speakers confirmed include:-

Dafna Talamor is an artist and lecturer based in London whose practice encompasses photography, video, curation and collaborations. She completed a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths (2001) and MA in Fine Art Photography at the Royal College of Art (2004), London and has been exhibiting work nationally and internationally since 1999. Her photographs are included in public collections such as Deutsche Bank, Hiscox, in numerous private collections internationally.

Peter Ainsworth is an artist based in London whose work primarily utilises sculpture, printmaking, video and photography.  His work has been exhibited at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon, NRW-Forum, Dusseldorf, Flowers East Gallery, London, National Media Museum, Bradford, Format, Derby, George and Jorgen Gallery, London and held at the collection of the Museum of Fine Art Houston. At the moment, he is undertaking a PhD in the Visual Cultures Department of Goldsmiths University London and he is teaching at London College of Communication.

Thom Bridge is a Swedish / British artist working between the two countries. He is currently a Photography lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University. His work has been shown at Brighton Photo Fringe and he has been a winner of Flash Forward 2017 and has been shortlisted for Jerwood/Photoworks Award and ESPY Photography Award.

Alina Kisina is a Ukrainian-British artist photographer working in the UK. Her work is concerned with finding harmony in chaos through those universal, timeless human qualities that reach beyond location, gender and social background. Education and public engagement are central to Alinas practice. She was invited as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton (2013) and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (2011). Currently Alina continues to deliver public talks, portfolio reviews and participatory workshops as part of her role at Chisenhale Art Place and independently.