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We are proud to be partnering with Accumulate charity this year on an interactive event including professional folio reviews, professional development advice and pro-lab guided tours.

This event offers you a unique opportunity to have your photographic work reviewed by established photographers, influencers and curators from within the industry. Your creative work will be constructively critiqued by industry professionals and will be included in peer-review groups facilitated by Metro Imaging. Attendees will also have the chance to take part in guided pro-lab tours, where they learn about preparing image files for professional printing as well as learn about different paper profiles and printed portfolio presentation

Your ticket guarantees you four individual portfolio review sessions with each acclaimed reviewer and the money raised will be paid forward to fund Accumulate participants (young, homeless people) to have their creative work reviewed and then showcased at an exhibition at Autograph– the Accumulate charity helps young people affected by homelessness to reach their potential through their participation in creative workshops, education, and activities. Furthermore, participants will receive a discount code worth 20% off your next self-service transaction at Metro Imaging. All money raised from tickets goes straight in to Accumulate Charity.

The industry reviewers include;

 

Dan Gaba – Photographer, Photo Editor for The @WSJ & @WSJPhotos in London/EMEA, formerly with The @NYT. Support you with editing your work.

Bindi Vora – Artist. Curatorial Project Manager @autographabp .Visiting Lecturer, Westminster University. Support you with curating and exhibiting your work.

Steve Macleod – Professor in photography, photographer artist and mentor @metroimaging. Support you with technical aspects of your work & practise.

Kate O’Neill – Founder @TheOGC, Marketing @metroimaging, and mentor. Support you with professional development & marketing your work.

 

WHO: Professional, amateur and students practising photographic and visual artists are all welcome

WHAT: x4 Professional folio reviews, peer critique sessions, professional development advice, printing and exhibition tips, pro-lab guided tours.

WHEN: Friday 15th March, 10:00 – 14:00

WHERE: Metro Imaging, 32 Great Sutton St, London EC1V 0NB

HOW: Limited spaces available, don’t miss out – BOOK YOUR SPACE HERE!

 

An arboretum, in the general sense, is a botanical collection composed exclusively of trees. In this case, the group exhibition will present varied photography practices, including the exploration of lighting, film and digital processes, to produce a contemporary photographic arboretum at Lucy Bell Gallery, East Sussex. The installation aims to represent how our relationship with nature is constantly changing, offering a new position to evaluate our place within it.

Featured within the show is recent Chelsea College of Art graduate Zoe Sim. Since winning the 2018 Metro x Made in Arts London Portfolio Prize, Metro has had the pleasure of working consistently with Zoe, producing both new work and edition prints. Her unique style of imagery works incredibly well when printed on Fujiflex Crystal Archive Printing Paper, aka Supergloss. The digital infrared photography experiments with the over-saturation of treescapes into surreal pink worlds.  When asked to explain her work, Zoe states:

“False-colour infrared photography has a dark history, as it was invented for war camouflage detection in the 1940s. However, the aesthetics of pink can trigger contradictory emotions because pink is associated with many politically charged stereotypes. I have found pink to be a challenging colour, it creates strong reactions and complicates artworks in a way no other colour can. My intention is to subvert pink’s usual position in the world and use infrared in a different context; I feel I am able to rediscover its abilities to be ambiguous by creating work that documents nature differently”.

Arboretum is a group exhibition, featuring work by Zoe Sim, Kirsten Reynolds, John Stezaker, Jean-Luc Brouard, Allan Grainger, Faith Powell, Melissa Moore, Ieuan Morris, and Kristof Szentgyorgyvary.

Exhibition Dates: 2nd February – 2nd March 2019
Private View: 15th February, 6-8pm

Lucy Bell Gallery
46 Norman Road, St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex, TN38 0EJ

Open Wednesday – Saturday 11am-4pm, or by appointment.

IMAGES © Zoe Sim

 

Created by renowned photographer Richard Ansett, this new portrait at the Fitzrovia Chapel focuses on Grayson Perry’s alter ego, Claire.  ‘Claire is not a natural mother. This is a trans-immaculate conception and a perfect synergy with The Fitzrovia Chapel.’ said Ansett of his new work ‘Birth’.

The 60×40″ photographic portrait is produced onto Kodak Duratran, then reverse mounted on acrylic, by our expert printing and mounting technicians here at Metro Imaging, complete with a bespoke lightbox frame.

Artist Grayson Perry will unveil this ‘iconic and iconoclastic’ portrait of himself at the Fitzrovia Chapel at the end of January. A reworking of the motif of mother and child, this huge lightbox will illuminate the chapel from an impious placement on the altar. This piece of art installation showcases a balance between the influence of centuries of art history and religious symbolism with high-camp photographic parody, a vulgar appropriation for the 21st Century. ‘It’s like art.’ says Perry

Faye Hughes, Artistic Director, the esteemed Fitzrovia Chapel, said, ‘We are thrilled to be opening 2019 with the bright lights and glorious contradictions of Richard Ansett’s ‘Birth’. An artist photographing an artist dressed as a woman illuminating a secular chapel that’s dressed like a traditional church. Perfect.’

Exhibition: Fri 25 to Wed 30 Jan 2019, 11:00 – 16:00
Talks: 13:00, Sat 26 Jan and Tues 29 Jan 2019
Admin: Free (exhibition & talks)
Fitzrovia ChapelLondon W1T 3BF
IMAGE © Fitzrovia Chapel & Richard Ansett

 

This winter Somerset House presents Hanna Moon & Joyce Ng: English As A Second Language, a new photography exhibition celebrating the work of two of the most exciting photographers working in fashion today. This combined exhibition celebrates the vitality and importance of fresh perspectives within fashion photography in our globalised and interconnected world.

Employing an otherworldly and playful approach to their practice, Hanna Moon and Joyce Ng incorporate cultural signifiers, set design, and fashion to present their unique take on Western aesthetics and fashion ideals. Bringing distinct Asian perspectives to their work, they challenge the concept of ‘otherness’ and reflect upon the power fashion photography holds in shaping our perceptions of beauty, style, and taste.

Curated by Shonagh Marshall, the exhibition explores the artists’ feelings of being ‘lost in translation’, a feeling which; as artists living in a foreign city, navigating different languages and shifting landscapes, informs Moon and Ng’s search for capturing beauty in the often overlooked and unseen narratives in our everyday lives.

For English as a Second Language, Metro Imaging has worked with the artists and curators to produce a selection of the works as archival digital C-type prints which were then mounted to aluminium. Moon and Ng have created two new series of photography works, responding directly to the historical setting of Somerset House.

The exhibition also invites you to explore works from Moon and Ng’s fashion photography archive over the past four years, featuring work from leading publications such as Dazed, i-D, Modern Weekly, Centrefold, Re-Edition, M Le Magazine du Monde, Modern Matter, 1 Granary and David Casavant Archive Book.

 

HANNA MOON & JOYCE NG: ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE is exhibited as part of The Charles Russell Speechlys Terrace Room Series,

VENUE: Charles Russell Speechlys Terrace Room, Somerset House, London

ADMIN: Free

DATES: 25 Jan – 28 Apr 2019

Mon, Tue, Sat & Sun 10.00 – 18.00, Wed – Fri 11.00 – 20.00

 

IMAGE ©

1 Joyce Ng, In Her Five Elements: Karen Guan Yin is just catching a breath under The Mountain of Five Fingers, 2018

2 Joyce Ng, Face Value for Numero China, 2018

English As A Second Langue. Tim Bowditch © Somerset House 2019