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Breadth and Beauty in Bristol: Photographic Exhibition Showcases 5 Individual Artists

Breadth and Beauty in Bristol: Photographic Exhibition Showcases 5 Individual Artists

by Wishu
16 July 2021
Creative freelance photographer Èske w Kòmanse Kote Mwen Fini? (Do You Begin Where I End?), 2020 from the series Seremoni Disparisyon (Ritual [Dis]Appearance) © Widline Cadet
Èske w Kòmanse Kote Mwen Fini? (Do You Begin Where I End?), 2020 from the series Seremoni Disparisyon (Ritual [Dis]Appearance) © Widline Cadet

Bristol’s Royal Photographic Society’s latest exhibition moves away from the traditional exhibition format of focusing on one artist or project. Instead, a breadth of beauty is displayed via five individually striking image-makers: Adama Jalloh, Laia Abril, Widline Cadet, Alba Zari and Hoda Afsh. 

Creative Freelance photographer london based, bristol. Top: Still from Agonistes, 2020 © Hoda Afshar. Above: Love story, 2019 from the series Process © Adama Jalloh. All images courtesy Royal Photographic Society
Top: Still from Agonistes, 2020 © Hoda Afshar. Above: Love story, 2019 from the series Process © Adama Jalloh. All images courtesy Royal Photographic Society

A variety of locations and practices are thus presented via the artists who have individual aesthetics and areas of interest. The shared central theme however is that all words focus on examining complex issues, both personal and communal. Themes such as gender-based violence and immigration identity are tackled and unpacked. 

Creative freelance photographer based in London Mr Eazi, 2019 from the series Process © Adama Jalloh
Mr Eazi, 2019 from the series Process © Adama Jalloh

It is not the first time such an idea has been executed and the Society credits John Szarkowski’s curatorial debut at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1963 as its inspiration. The 1963 exhibit was a “group of one-man shows” entitled Five Unrelated Photographers: Heyman, Krause, Liebling, White and Winogrand.

Creative graphic photographer My mother’s intervention on our Family Album #1 from the series Occult © Alba Zari
My mother’s intervention on our Family Album #1 from the series Occult © Alba Zari
Nou Fè Pati, Nou Se, Nou Anvi (We Belong, We be, We Long), 2020, from the series Seremoni Disparisyon (Ritual [Dis]Appearance) © Widline Cadet
Nou Fè Pati, Nou Se, Nou Anvi (We Belong, We be, We Long), 2020, from the series Seremoni Disparisyon (Ritual [Dis]Appearance) © Widline Cadet

In Progress is on at the Royal Photographic Society, Bristol until October 24; bristolphotofestival.org



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