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7 Aldermanbury, Centenary Square, BD1 1SD City of Bradford
Exhibition dates: 6th April to 23 June 2018
The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards recognise outstanding future photographic talent and enable three artists to develop their practice and create new work.
Following a national open call, Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Sam Laughlin and Lua Ribeira were selected from over 350 applicants. The awardees benefited from a year’s mentoring with an extensive panel of internationally-renowned specialists including photographers Anna Fox, Mitch Epstein, publisher Michael Mack, and gallerist Maureen Paley.
Alejandra Carles-Tolra has photographed a community of ‘Janeites’ who celebrate Jane Austen’s work, dressing up in Regency period clothing and performing activities to keep the novelist’s words alive. 'Where We Belong' explores individual and group identity, as well as themes of belonging and escapism.
Sam Laughlin’s 'A Certain Movement' focuses on patterns of animal behaviour and intricate natural processes. Laughlin’s highly detailed observations of nests and ponds, trees and cliffs, reveal the traces of wildlife in the landscape, and a world that is increasingly marginalised by human activities.
Lua Ribeira’s 'Subida al Cielo (Ascent into Heaven' is a personal vision built on the fear of dying. Her photographs feature participants enacting imaginary and intriguing scenarios in gardens and graveyards. Ribeira’s photographs make reference to Christian Art and religious paintings that depict death and mortality through the use of symbolism, mythology and drama.
The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards are a collaboration between Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Photoworks, supported by Arts Council England and print partner Spectrum Photographic.
All images originally commissioned through the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards, 2017.