06 07 2020

Lewis Bush

Lewis Bush works across media and platforms to visualise the activities of powerful agents, organisations, and practices. Since 2012 his practice has explored issues ranging from the aggressive redevelopment of London, to the systemic inequalities of the art world. Recent works include Shadows of the State, which examines the democratic deficit of intelligence gathering, and Wv.B which examines the dark histories of space exploration. Bush has written extensively on photography, and since 2011 he has run the Disphotic blog. He has curated a number of exhibitions and is course leader of MA documentary photography at London College of Communication.

Image Credit: Marin Avram

06 07 2020

Jamila Prowse

Jamila Prowse is an independent curator, writer and editor, aiming to develop new dialogues and structures around identity and care within the visual arts. Specialising in moving image, photography and community focused programming, Jamila works primarily to center and engage underrepresented artists and audiences. Jamila is the Guest Editor for Photoworks special edition Annual in 2020, celebrating 25 years of the organisation. Recent curatorial projects include Dancing in Peckham, Peckham 24, London (May 2019); MOVE, 1-1, Basel (March 2019); Reflections of Us, Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton (October 2018). She has written around representation, identity, disability and care for Magazine Art WorkPhotoworksDazed, and was the founder of alternative women’s magazine Typical Girls.

Photo Credit:  Dave Rowswell

06 07 2020

Anna Souter

Anna Souter is an independent writer, researcher and curator based in London. She is interested in the intersections between contemporary art and ecology, and has published criticism, essays and fiction. Anna’s texts draw on tropes from academia, memoir, poetry and science writing, and are often inspired by encounters or collaborations with human and nonhuman others. She has also worked as a curator on exhibitions about rewilding and urban encounters with nature.

06 07 2020

Anneka French

Text forms the core of Anneka French’s artistic practice. Works are often autobiographical and concerned with places and people. New research is enabling experimental writing and research that layer found text, oral histories, poetry and short fiction. Current work considers the vignette in terms of its connections to family and post-industrial landscape.

Anneka’s wider practice also includes independent curatorial work and art journalism for publications such as Art Quarterly, Photomonitor and a-n news. Anneka currently holds the roles of Editorial Manager at contemporary art magazine ‘this is tomorrow’ and Co-ordinator at regional visual arts network New Art West Midlands.

Image Credit: To The Sea. Anneka French, 2020

06 07 2020

Shaista Chishty

Shaista is a photographer & visual artist interested in identity, representation and the construction of the Other. Shaista’s work often centres her own experiences as a British Muslim woman of Pakistani origin and uses news, popular culture and archival material to explore mainstream narratives.
Shaista began her career working as a photojournalist working with organisations including UN Women, CARE International and Islamic Relief. Shaista has been developing a research driven conceptual practice since completing an MA in Documentary Photography at University of the Arts- London.

Image Credit: Its No Life for a Woman. Shaista Chishty

06 07 2020

Ngadi Smart

Ngadi Smart is a Sierra Leonean photographer based in London, who focuses on documenting cultures, subcultures and intimacy. Her work looks at how people self-identify and choose to present themselves in front of the lens. Recently, she has been interested in documenting Black sensuality and culture from an African point of view. She aims to show as many representations of African people, and what it means to be African as she can. Her work has been published on CNN, British Journal of Photography, Atmos Magazine, and Design Indaba.

Image Credit: Me First. Ngadi Smart

06 07 2020

Jemima Yong

Jemima Yong makes performance and photographs. Collaboration, experimentation and time are central to her processes. Typically she photographs artists and performance; outside of the theatre this way of seeing is turned out onto performativity in everyday life. Her recent work includes Marathon with JAMS (Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2018): a performance about fiction, memory and the hysteria of crowds, and ROOM: an improvised storytelling experience that takes place in the imagination of the audience. She is a member of Documentation Action Research Collective, an associate of Forest Fringe and an alumni of The Curious School of Puppetry.

Image Credit: Field. Jemima Yong

06 07 2020

Freddy Griffiths

Freddy Griffiths cultivates a diverse photographic practice centred around a personal archive, comprised of personally authored photographs and other ephemeral imagery. He uses this archive to explore new narrative scenarios for the viewing of physical photographs. Recently this has led to a number of site specific architectural installations, utilising purpose made tables, containers and lighting.

His interests in this area have been framed by a spatial concept of photographic knowledge, utilising fictionalised and misleading elements to decide on edits for exhibition. Griffiths is keen on exploring chance outcomes through audience participation as a future means of furthering iterations of his archive.

He lives and works in Nottingham.

Image Credit: Installation View, One Thoresby Street, 2020. Freddy Griffiths

06 07 2020

Daniel Dale

Daniel Dale is an artist and publisher inspired by ’Nonsense’ who has recently completed an MA in Photography at the University of the West of England. His work strikes a balance between sensible meaning and no meaning at all as he carefully scrutinises his everyday surroundings. Trying to find answers to questions that haven’t been asked yet, recurring motifs of colour, form and content stretch the imagination and pull together seemingly straightforward threads into abstract knots, asking the spectator to become a participant. Currently working on an ongoing project about ‘Happiness’, Dale has also created ’Nonsense Books’, a small self-publishing venture that presents his own work, as well as others who work along similar lines.

06 07 2020

Chris Hoare

Chris Hoare is a photographer based in his hometown of Bristol, UK. It is in Bristol where he also works at the Martin Parr Foundation and has competed an MA at the University of the West of England.

Within his personal work he is interested in areas of society that he feels are overlooked, interested in exploring themes of identity and place.

Image Credit: Chris Hoare.

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