We are pleased to present this year’s Members’ exhibition, Photofusion SALON/14. Taking its name from the 18th and 19th century Parisian salons, this exhibition will showcase the work of 140 artists, whose photographic and video work will cover the gallery walls from floor to ceiling.
We received a record number of entries this year – over 1200 images representing the breadth of artistic talent throughout our membership. There were no categories or themes, the aim of Photofusion SALON is simply to showcase individual images that are powerful enough to stand alone in representation of a captivating story or concept.
Submissions included a broad range of technical experimental photography, such as fragmenting light through a darkroom enlarger and image making through the use of a Microsoft Kinetic Sensor, through to documentary photography that deals with social and cultural issues in the Middle East. The exhibition will take you on a journey from Britain’s Sunday Soldier’s commemorative WWII re-enactments to the Albanian landscape with its recycled communist bunkers.
Four photographers from the SALON/14 exhibition will be selected and awarded a bursary to develop their work for next year’s SELECT/15, with mentoring and assistance from Photofusion staff. Last year’s recipients, Chloe Borkett, Jochen Klein, Katarina Mudronova and Travis Hodges had a highly successful exhibition this summer which featured in the Telegraph and TimeOut online amongst others.
We are pleased to confirm our continued collaboration with Hotshoe magazine through the Hotshoe Photofusion Award 2014. Judged by Hotshoe editor-at-large Miranda Gavin, the award will be presented on the opening night of the exhibition with the winner receiving a feature on the Hotshoe Blog and a free annual magazine subscription. Last year’s recipient, Katarina Mudronova, has continued showcasing her work with her ‘Strategic Cooking‘ series recently selected to appear in Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed at The Photographers’ Gallery.
Gallery visitors will be able to vote for the Public’s Choice Award 2014 throughout the exhibition, resulting in three artists selected to have their work exhibited on the Photofusion Street Gallery after the exhibition. In addition to this, we are delighted to announce the inaugural Analogue Black and White Photography Award 2014, selected by Photofusion’s master printer Nick Jones and Silverprint Gallery manager Fraser Miles.
Photofusion SALON/14 is being kindly sponsored by our neighbours in the Brixton Market, Franco Manca.