FreshFaced + WildEyed 2013 – The Photographer’s Gallery

FreshFaced + WildEyed - photographers gallery

Architectural abstractions, gender and political musings all feature in this year’s FreshFaced + WildEyed.

The Photographer’s Gallery competition is in its sixth year of celebrating new talent in the UK. Twenty-two emerging visual artists have been shortlisted – six will be offered a yearlong mentorship at the gallery.

The exhibition bears no overt theme – yet this amalgamation of images manages to produce a coherent thread.

A select panel were given limited information about the graduates – an artist statement and images alone were judged.

The variety of styles, content and approaches on display make it difficult to discuss the show as a whole, yet the exhibition unites these aesthetically diverse pictures  – each image articulating its purpose beautifully.

The show is a snapshot of UK graduates, visual culture and creative potency.

FreshFaced + WildEyed - Photographers Gallery

FreshFaced + WildEyed - photographers gallery

FreshFaced + WildEyed - photographers gallery

FreshFaced + WildEyed - photographers gallery

FreshFaced + WildEyed - photographers gallery

Jolanta Dolewska, Holding, 2012, Gelatin silver print, © Jolanta Dolewska, Courtesy of the artist
Nicolas Feldmeyer, After All, 2012, Giclee Print on Hahnemuehle Photorag, © Nicolas Feldmeyer, Courtesy of the artist
Lorna Evans, Dog Jumping, 2012, Medium format print, © Lorna Evans, Courtesy of the artist
Kristin Hoell, Drowning I, 2012, © Kristin Hoell, Courtesy of the artist
Joanne Mullin, Untitled from the series Refuge, 2012, Medium format film, © Joanne Mullin, Courtesy of the artist
Andrei Nacu, In the Forsaken Garden Time is a Thief 4, 2010, Digital print, © Andrei Nacu, Courtesy of the artist

-Megan Conery

FreshFaced + WildEyed is on display at the Photographer’s Gallery from 9 July – 21 July 2013.