PHOTO50

Photo50 is a guest-curated exhibition of contemporary photography featuring fifty works. It is located within London Art Fair on Gallery Level 2 and provides a critical showcase of some of the most interesting and distinctive elements of current photographic practice.

For the next edition of the Fair we welcome Sheyi Bankale as curator, with an exhibition entitled 'Against Nature'.

Against Nature

Photo50 is a guest-curated exhibition of contemporary photography featuring fifty works. It is located within London Art Fair on Gallery Level 2 and provides a critical showcase of some of the most interesting and distinctive elements of current photographic practice.

For the next edition of the Fair we welcome Sheyi Bankale as curator, with an exhibition entitled 'Against Nature'.

'Against Nature’ will present an exhibition posed more as a series of questions than answers, that consider what it is to look at and display a photograph and how a photograph can become elevated to the status of an object, act or intervention.

The exhibition takes its title from the novel ‘Against Nature’ by Joris-Karl Huysmans and will explore the possibilities of how we relate to renewed storytelling within the photographic medium, blurring the boundary between the tangible object and the aesthetic plain. 

 

exhibiting artists

The artists exhibiting in 'Against Nature' can be found below. Please click on an artist's name for more information.

Jonny Briggs
Thorsten Brinkmann
Julio Galeote
Adad Hannah
Hassan Hajjaj
Darren Harvey-Regan
Nikolai Ishchuk
Andrew Lacon
Tom Lovelace

 

Thank you to Metro Imaging and the Québec Government Office, London for their support of 'Against Nature'.

Quebec Goverment - supporters of Photo50    

Photo50 Blog

In the lead-up to the Fair, Sheyi Bankale is blogging about his influences and thought process, offering insight into the curatorial thinking behind this year's Photo50...

STOP
12 Dec 2014
‘It has been the special genius of our century to investigate things in relation to their context, to come to see the context as formative...
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THE PHOTO SHOW
28 Nov 2014
Determining the art works transportation logistics of Photo50 reminded me of what Édouard Manet had once said “that preparing an exhibition is a question of...
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EN ROUTE DE FRANCE VIA LE NIGERIA
18 Nov 2014
Apart from the public talk 'The Slipperiness of Photography' by Marvin Heiferman, which I would of devotedly attended, and Quentin Bajac’s photography display of latest...
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Photo50 curated by Sheyi Bankale.

Photography Focus Day

Photography Focus Day takes place at London Art Fair on Wednesday 21 January, with talks and tours on this day examining contemporary photographic practice.

Highlights include a look at the future of the photobook market with Photomonitor, a discussion drawing on the points presented in Photo50 'Against Nature', chaired by Martin Barnes (Senior Curator of Photographs, V&A) and photography highlights tours led by Jean Wainwright.

All events are free to attend with a valid ticket or invitation to the Fair. Booking in advance is recommended as Photography Focus Day events always prove popular.

View the Programme and book

 

Grand Duc Vasario - Photo50 at London Art Fair 2015

Thorsten Brinkmann, 'Grand Duc Vasario', 2014, Found Objects and C-Print, app. 305 x 280 x 95 cm
© Thorsten Brinkmann & VG Bildkunst 2014 Bonn
Courtesy Gallery Hopstreet, Brussels