Girl Gaze: Journeys Through the Punjab and the Black Country premiered in Chandigarh at the Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi on Friday 9th March.
At the end of 2016 I found out that I had been selected as 1 of 4 photographers (2 Indian, Uzma Mohsin and Andrea Fernandes, 2 British, Jennifer Pattison and myself) to make projects about Punjabi women in the Black Country, UK and The Punjab, India, for Creative Black Country and Multistory, with support from the Delhi Photo Festival and the Nazar Foundation. They had received funding as part of UK/India 2017 from the British Council.
I started shooting the project in May 2017 and frequently made trips to the Black Country for long weekends, as well as visiting Jalandhar, India for a month in late 2017.
The first show of the 4 commissioned projects, including mine - You Will Live In This World As A Daughter, is next month in Chandigarh, India with the title of Girl Gaze: Journeys Through The Punjab & The Black Country, UK.
Afterwards the project will travel to Jalandhar. Other dates will be announced once they are confirmed.
I'm looking forward to having an exhibition with a couple of friends, Paloma Tendero and Silvia Gentili.
'Between Selves is an exhibition that features the work of three artists who question the concept of self in relation to their own experience. Their existence is confronted by exploring issues related to appearance, mental and physical health through self-portraiture.'
The private view is on Saturday 16th December from 6 to 9pm.
The address of the exhibition is: 44 Ashdown Crescent, London, NW5 4EA, which is between Kentish Town and Belsize Park.
The exhibition will be open from 12-5pm on Sunday 17th, from 1-7pm on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th, and on Wednesday 20th Paloma and Silvia will be running a self-portraiture workshop from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Ticket details are here. The exhibition can be viewed during the workshop.
Portrait Salon 2017 is now at Ravensbourne (Greenwich Peninsula, 6 Penrose Way, London, SE10 0EW) until December 7th.
The show is open to the public from 10am - 8pm on weekdays, and 10am - 6pm on Saturdays.
I have one photograph in the show (one of 3 pictures not shown in the photo typically).
Photo: Portrait Salon
Exploration and Investigation by Photograd and Pop My Mind.
I have one picture in the show, which along with other photographers work was used as inspiration by other artists to make new work for the exhibition.
Venue: Subterranean Arts Gallery, Ipswich, IP1 1XF
Opening night: Thursday 26th October at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
General exhibition: 28th October - 18th November (10am - 5pm, closed on Sundays)
A couple of my images are part of Photography on a Postcard, where the postcards will be sold as part of a lottery and the money that is raised will go to The Hepatitis C Trust’s campaign to eliminate hepatitis C from the UK by the year 2030.
The pictures will be on show from the 12th October to 25th October at theprintspace.
The printspace is open from 9am to 7pm from Monday to Friday and closed at weekends.
(Thanks to Celine Marchbank for the picture of my 2 images)
Thanks to Greg Hobson who wrote the nice review about my picture that is in the previous post.
The show is open Thursday-Sunday, 12-6pm, during 9th – 24th September.
Address: OVADA, The Warehouse, 14a Osney Lane, Oxford, OX1 1NJ.
The best days to visit the festival are Friday and Saturday as everything is open!
My picture 21st April 2017 (Today's Look) has been selected for a group show at Photo Oxford. The theme for the festival (and the show) is Conceal/Reveal which is a theme that appears in a lot of my work (though I refer to it usually as hiding and revealing).
The jury was: Emma Bowkett, Director of Photography at the Financial Time and FT Weekend Magazine, Alan Capal – Head of Content at Alamy, Tim Clark - Editor in Chief at 1000 Words and Guest Curator of Photo Oxford 2017, Greg Hobson - Former Curator of Photographs at the National Media Museum and Guest Curator of Photo Oxford 2017, Alona Pardo - Curator at Barbican Art Gallery, London and Martin Parr - Photographer and President of Magnum.
It also got a review, which was quite nice!
"Until we read the description, the inclusion of a hot water bottle in the portrait seems ridiculous and slightly comedic. However, as it transpires that we are looking at a self-portrait, the photograph becomes a striking image of anxiety and vulnerability in relation to self image. In shifting the reading of an apparently prosaic image into something deeply personal and multi-layered, the photographer shows an extremely well-developed sense of the possibilities of photography.”
9th – 24th September
Thursday – Sunday 12-6pm
14a Osney Lane
The opening for the BJP Breakthrough Awards (where I won Graduate Single Image) is on the Thursday 22nd June 2017 from 6-9pm at Shop 13, Old Truman Brewery 15 Hanbury Street London, E1 6QR.
BJP are also running some sessions in the space with talks on various themes (Friday 23 June 2017 – Working in the editorial market / Monday 26 June 2017 – Breaking into the art world / Friday 30 June 2017 – Publishing your photo-book / Monday 3 July 2017 – Working on commercial projects and selling your images).
The show runs until the 3rd July and is open everyday from 10-4.
One of my images from One Is Not Like The Other will be shown in a shop window exhibition in Landskrona, Sweden from June to September. It is part of Landskrona Fotofestival that runs from the 8th to 17th September.