Updates on a new long term project about gender and the research that went into it

I can’t believe how rubbish I’ve been at keeping this blog updated. Since my last post in June 2012 (!!!) so many things have happened that I’m struggling to know where to start….I feel like I’ve been talking way too much already about what I’m just about to say, but here you go:

I was extremely lucky to have my work online noticed by an Italian curator working in France who commissioned me a new series of photographs for my first solo exhibition.

FRANKIE

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My work featured on UNLIMITED GRAIN – PORTRAITS book

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Humankind exhibition in New York

I’m still pretty shocked, but apparently I have got selected to take part of the Humankind exhibition that will take place in New York between 17th Decembre and 20th January at The powerHouse Arena.

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Helios VIII at the Biscuit Factory

A first edit of my final major project has been selected to be exhibited at the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle for Helios VIII, a showcase of the very best talent in new and emerging photographic artists from the North of England.

I’m going only for to the preview on Thursday 14th October 6pm – 8pm, but the exhibition will be up until the 14th of November so there’s plenty of time to visit it if you happen to be in the North East 🙂

The Biscuit Factory, 16 Stoddart Street, Newcastle

(open Sunday and Monday 11-5pm; Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 6pm)

Personae

“Personae” offers a rare visual insight into the world of street performers.

A persona, in the word’s everyday usage, is a social role or character played by an actor.

Jung called man’s mask the persona – the name for the mask worn by the actor in the ancient Greek theatre – and visualised it as the manner or system which we have created for ourselves to help us adjust to the world. The danger to which Jung points lies in the total identification with one’s persona, which may finally come to be what the actual person is not, but what he and other people believe him to be.

This series is an attempt to focus on the shift between person and persona in the lives of three people who perform as living statues in Italy and it’s part of a bigger ongoing documentary project about street performers.


Final Major Project – The Exhibition

I started this blog to keep track of the developments of my final major project, but I’ve been so busy with my last year at uni that I completely forgot about it.

I handed in the project and I printed a selection of pictures to exhibit for my degree show, but I don’t feel like it is finished yet and I would like to carry on making it, meeting more performers and keeping in touch with the ones that I’ve photographed so far.

A first edit of this work has been selected to be exhibited at the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle for Helios VIII, a showcase of the very best talent in new and emerging photographic artists from the North of England.

A selection of images from this project will be exhibited in London during the first photography week of Free Range Art and Design Show at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane.

This Thursday there will be the opening of the show and if anyone is reading this blog, well, you’re welcome to come along, nick some free booze and celebrate (possibly having a look at the pictures in the meanwhile).