Photographer Jess Hurd has captured people in struggle from India to Brazil, from Africa to New York, in their opposition to war and the global impact of capitalism. Imbued with a sense of internationalism, the central theme is the dynamism of people from every corner of the globe and their optimism for change whether they be land rights campaigners, Aids activists or peace marchers.
Sally Irvine is a photographer and video artist working frequently with found or recycled film footage. Inspired by film, poetry and psychoanalytical theory, the series of images that make up '1.6 seconds' is an investigation into photography as a representation of the moving image.
Kate is currently completing her MA in Photography at the London College of Communication and will be having her first major solo show in October at the Lounge Gallery, Dalston. Her work focuses on aspects of trauma and the body, and her current project deals with the aging parent and how the context of landscape mirrors the psychological aspect of this process.
When Richard's beloved Honda C90 scooter was crow barred from a garage in Stepney Green he was inspired to shoot 'East End Lock Up' - a project which documents the decaying storage facilities that are scattered across the council estates of Tower Hamlets. His formal photographic approach reveals an abstract beauty in sites which are often characterised by an ambience of fear.'
Carla Mitchell, Development Director at Four Corners to introduce our new Professional Development Programme for Photographers.
Allen won first prize in the Kodak Magnificent Seven photography competitions both in 1986 and 1987. His work explores the line between art and porn, aiming to address the human body’s sensual link to sexual identity and personal relationships. In this, he hopes to provoke viewers to examine their own perceptions on this matter. His other photographic projects carry symbolic messages on social, political or environmental issues.
My work is simultaneously about portraiture and representation. I am interested in the visual manifestations of sensation and desire whilst also exploring the gap between personal experience and social expectation. I am fascinated by systems of selection both natural and artificial, approaches to visual selection and methods of editorial control. Through the medium of photography, video and performance I investigate ideas of fitness for purpose and the role chance plays with control.
This series represents a self-portrait informed by my recent hearing loss. Silence accentuates the emotional resonance of a scene and allows you to concentrate, almost meditate on a subject. In this work I focus on the minutiae of home life, I am interested in themes of isolation and intimacy, working in series to build a poetic narrative.