AboutFoto39 are excited to announce that their debut Open-Submission Exhibition will open at the Christmas Steps Gallery on 3 November 6pm-9pm, and continue as a week-long showcase of exceptional and diverse light-based media, including photographs, moving image, photo-books and zines.
This year's artists have been chosen by our guest selector, Richard Billingham and the Foto39 Curators. Richard, a Turner Prize nominee and the first recipient of the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, is best known for his photo-book Rays a Laugh. He is currently a professor and lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire and Middlesex University.
The Foto39 collective was founded by four BA Fine Art Photography Graduates, Phillipa Klaiber, Emilia Nylén, Simon Pilgrim and Dawn Schuck, who each believe in the significance of image-making.
Our mission is to establish a diverse exhibition of photography and contribute to the development of the contemporary arts culture in the south west of England, by creating opportunities that enable talented artists from all over the world to exhibit and share their work.
So this November, selected artists from the Foto39 Open Submission will be on display at the Christmas Steps Gallery in Bristol. Visitors can expect to be provoked, surprised and inspired by the work exhibited, with imagery selected for its quality as well as its content.