Exhibition of the week #7: Inside Out, Reflections on the Public and the Private
"This exhibition presents the two winners and twelve finalists of the inaugural London Festival of Photography Prize. The prize was designed to allow photographers from across the globe the opportunity to submit narrative-based, conceptual and documentary work responding to the festival theme to be considered for inclusion in the Festival. The results are an inspiring and diverse mix of projects presented in two categories: still-image photo-series and multimedia photo-films. The winners of each category will be flown to London and presented with a cheque for £1000 on the opening night."
A grand and a few days in London is not to be sniffed at if you are a 21-year-old from Azerbijan, like Ilkin Huseynov (who shot the black-and-white image above) though one cannot help but imagine the dismay of the photographers when they found out where their award-winning work was to be displayed. This is the other exhibition at Fitzrovia Community Centre, and another show that deserves a wide audience instead of being buried in a basement off Euston Road. It’s great stuff, by twelve exciting and talented artists from around the world. The other image I’ve posted above is by Spaniard Héctor Mediavilla, from his series on elevator operators in Latin America – a job that involves, basically, living in a lift…
See more Ilkin Huseynov at www.invisiblephotographer.asia