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...

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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RENEW CRITICISM OVER A LACK OF DIVERSITY
12 Nov 2014
Last week London Art Fair received a tweet highlighting the lack of female artists in this forthcoming Photo50. With time to reflect on the accusation...
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QUIET AFTER THE STORM
24 Oct 2014
I am re-posting a link sent to me by Urs Stahel to celebrate the life of an extraordinary character, Walter Keller. I had the honour...
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FLICKING THROUGH THE FESTIVAL GUIDES
17 Oct 2014
My recent trip to Braga for the international photography festival ‘Encontros da Imagem’ was towards the back end of my research trip to the north...
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A NEW TRANSLATION 1
14 Oct 2014
I thought to myself it was high time I started a blog; I did not spend much time thinking about how to plan this blog....
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Photo50 curated by Sheyi Bankale.

Photography Focus Day

An associated programme of events will run in parallel with the exhibition including artist talks, panel discussions and guided tours.

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

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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