The exhibition, which opens at London’s Jerwood Space this week, marks the launch of the first Photoworks Annual, a publication by curatorial and publishing group Photoworks. The annual will show work by photographers, artists and writers, all based on the Family Politics theme.
Work by six artists will be on show, including invited artists Claudia Sola and The Photocopy Club; and artists selected from an open call, Jonny Briggs, Robert Crosse, Nikolai Ishchuk and Joanna Piotrowska.
The styles of the artists vary hugely, with some, like Amsterdam-based Claudia Sola, taking a collage approach:
This cute snap by Slade graduate Rob Crosse, however, has a rather more traditional feel:
The gallery says, ‘The majority of family pictures serve essentially private functions, accruing meaning through their relationship to the memories, experiences and histories of individuals.
‘However, the family is also the subject of public photographic representation and contestation largely through digital media and ”over sharing”.’
Family Politics runs from 6 November – 8 December at Jerwood Space, 171 Union St, London SE1