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Keep Photofusion Moving: support the crowdfunding campaign now

Anthony Carr, Big Bar Lake Ranch Revisited, 2014

Anthony Carr, Big Bar Lake Ranch Revisited, 2014

Today I want to point readers to a crowdfunding campaign for Photofusion photography centre in Brixton London that is very dear to my heart. To date, the campaign is currently at £28,185 of a target of £40,000 with 29 days but we still need to push for more as it’s an all-or-nothing-campaign and ends on 2 June at 16.25.

There have been 212 backers so far including renowned photographer Wolfgang Tillmans who pledged an amazing £1,500 last week. If the momentum keeps up at this rate Photofusion’s campaign should meet its target but we need to keep letting people know. So please share this post and the campaign link: Keep Photofusion Moving.

Today I’m going to Photofusion to be filmed on camera regarding why I think Photofusion is important. That’s easy to answer, particularly as I have been involved with the organisation in a variety of capacities over the last decade.

I judge the annual Hotshoe Photofusion award—now in its seventh year— and via this have supported a number of emerging photographers who are also members of Photofusion. The winners from 2010-2015 are:

Anthony Carr (2015)
Lucia Pizanni (2014)
Katerina Mudronova (2013)
Liane Lang (2012)
Chloe Sells (2011)
Odette England (2010)

Photofusion is a hub, a place to meet, to take risks, to experiment, to discuss and to create. It has a mentoring and professional programme, SELECT and has hosted numerous exhibitions by many, now well-known, photographers in the early days of their career. I have also delivered and chaired talks, have been writing for its website and use the darkroom and digital scanning facilities to create personal work.

Please spread the word, share this campaign and Keep Photofusion Moving.


Impronta series, 2103 by Lucia Pizanni, Collodion wet plates on aluminium




Hotshoe Photofusion Award 2010 winner is Odette England for As Above, So Below

The winner of the inaugral Hotshoe Photofusion Award chosen from 14 selected works in the Annual Members Photo Show 2010 is Odette England for her series, As Above, So Below.

All photos © Odette England, courtesy of the artist.

Odette England’s work deals with meditations on identity and time, as well as the themes of personal and historical memory. She explores how we perceive memory and how little we understand about its intimate relationship to location, mood and geographical limits.

As Above So Below
“This series marks a study of geography, belief systems and the natural flows of nature. The significance of the phrase ‘as above, so below’ is that it is one that indigenous cultures live by: a belief that the heavens and the earth are the foundation of all creatures, including themselves.

“Land and sky are more than just geographical icons; they are mirrors in which they see themselves reflected.

“The images document the vast desert landscape of Southern Australia – a traditional home of indigenous peoples – from directly above and below a single standing point, brought together as a double exposure. I combine what otherwise exists separately, to explore the significance of primal ‘middle ground’ where humankind resides.

“The series was made during an Artist Research Residency: I was appointed as a Visiting Fellow by the University of New South Wales, to live and work at the Arid Zone Research Station of the Imaging the Land Research Institute (ILIRI) from May-June 2009. ILIRI is Australia’s only research institute concerned with artistic interpretation of the science of land.”

The following clip was filmed last night at the Photofusion Annual Members Photo Show 2010 private view and Xmas party.

Photofusion gallery coordinator, Carole Evans, and co-curator AMPS 2010 and board member, Adrian Wood, talk about the idea for the AMPS show, (now in its second year), the selection of the work and diversity of photographic practice and work produced by Photofusion members. The clip is under 5 mins long.

I announced the winner last night after viewing the images in the show and the selected entries at home on my computer. I’ll blog on my my judging process in a later post as I am bushwhacked today. Till then, I leave you with Carole and Adrian from Photofusion.

Photo calls for submissions and events – Fabulous Friday Round Up

A Serie of Trees#5-2008

© Myoung Ho Lee, A Serie of Trees#5-2008

Photo Phnom Penh 2009 takes place from 28 November to 20 December and is organized by the cultural department of French Embassy, Phnom Penh (Cambodia). The second year of the festival attempts “to bridge the gap between European and Asian photographers through various exhibitions, screenings and encounters”, including “a significant number of Cambodians”. The festival is curated by Christian Caujolle. The work on show includes photographs by Korean Myoung Ho Lee and Slovakian photographer Martin Kollar.


© Martin Kollar, NOTHING SPECIAL, Belusa

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