Five Minutes After Birth | Shortlisted Project - PHmuseum 2020 Photographers Grant - PHmuseum

Five Minutes After Birth

Five Minutes After Birth

Social Issues, Contemporary Issues, Fine Art
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In 2017 I completed my MA degree and in September 2021 I will begin a practice-based PhD at London College of Communication on the subject of political polarisation and online disinformation. In addition to my art practice and teaching, I run an online platform for contemporary photography called 46 Space which publishes virtual exhibitions, interviews and open calls.\r<\/p><p>My work centres around shared narratives and ideologies. Using photography as a tool to isolate and disrupt symbols of power and culture, my intention is to reveal how the apparently ordinary can be symptoms of larger social constructs. I view my practice as an exercise in problem solving; through developing visual solutions to communicate abstract phenomena my work offers viewers a way in to considering the development and consequences of prevalent but difficult to define concepts. \r<\/p><p>Since 2013 I have had exhibitions in the UK and overseas, and have won and been shortlisted for multiple awards. I have also had the pleasure of teaching both at universities and through self-led initiatives as well as speaking publicly about my work, most notably at Paris Photo 2017. I believe photography is an excellent tool for provoking in-depth thought and discussion on difficult topics. My long-term project is to continue this open discourse.\r<\/p><p>Selected Exhibitions\r<\/p><p>2021 - Five Minutes After Birth, Encontros da Imagem Festival, Braga. (upcoming)\r<\/p><p>2021 - Connections, Photographic Exploration Project, Berlin. (upcoming)\r<\/p><p>2021 - Embracing Stillness, Humble Arts Foundation, online.\r<\/p><p>2019 - Good Times for Free, Encontros da Imagem Festival, Braga.\r<\/p><p>2019 - Good Times for Free, Fishing Quarter Gallery, Brighton.\r<\/p><p>2019 - Dancing in Peckham, Peckham 24, London.\r<\/p><p>2018 - Nuit de l'Ann\u00e9e, Rencontres d\u2019Arles, Arles.\r<\/p><p>2017 - Changing States, Middlesex MA graduate show, Four Corners Gallery, London.\r<\/p><p>2017 - Carte Blanche Student Award, Paris Photo \/ Picto Foundation, Gare du Nord, Paris.\r<\/p><p>2016 - The Pursuit of Happiness, Encontros da Imagem Festival, Braga.\r<\/p><p>2016 - Seeds, Vortigern Gallery, Margate.\r<\/p><p>2014 - 2015 -RPS International Print Exhibition, (touring exhibition), UK.\r<\/p><p>2014 - Yixian International Photo Festival, Huangshan, China.\r<\/p><p>2014 - Sojourn, Hastings Arts Forum, Hastings.\r<\/p><p>2014 - Octet, St Mary in the Castle, Hastings. \r<\/p><p>2014 - New Work from Malta and Mexico, Rothermere House, Hastings.\r<\/p><p>2014 - Magnum Photos \/ The Photography Show 30 under 30, The NEC, Birmingham.\r<\/p><p>2014 - Nuit de la Photographie, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.\r<\/p><p>2013 - SFR Jeunes Talents, Paris Photo, Grand Palais, Paris.\r<\/p><p>2013 - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London.\r<\/p><p>2013 - Telling Stories, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks, Kent.\r<\/p><p>2013 - Portrait of Contemporary Youth \/ D&AD \/ Dazed and confused, Neu Gallery, London.\r<\/p><p>2013 - D&AD New Blood, Spitalfields Market, London.\r<\/p><p>Awards & Grants\r<\/p><p>2021 - Grand Prix Images Vevey - Shortlisted.\r<\/p><p>2020 - Emergentes International Photography Award - Finalist.\r<\/p><p>2019 - Middlesex University - ACI Research Grant.\r<\/p><p>2018 - Mack First Book Award - Nomination.\r<\/p><p>2017 - Paris Photo \/ Picto Foundation, Carte Blanche Student Award.\r<\/p><p>2016 - Encontros da Imagem Festival, Discovery Award.\r<\/p><p>2014 - Royal Photographic Society 157th Print Exhibition - Under 30s Gold Award.\r<\/p><p>2014 - Fotofilmic'14 - Shortlisted.\r<\/p><p>2014 - Magnum Photos 30 under 30.\r<\/p><p>2013 - SFR Jeunes Talents \/ Paris Photo Award.\r<\/p><p>2013 - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize - Shortlisted.\r<\/p><p>2013 - D&AD Student Yellow Pencil.\r<\/p><p>Education\r<\/p><p>2015 - 2017 - Middlesex University, MA Photography.<\/p>","long_bio_raw":"I am a photographer based in London currently working on research-based, self-led projects as well as teaching on the BA Photography course at Middlesex University. In 2017 I completed my MA degree and in September 2021 I will begin a practice-based PhD at London College of Communication on the subject of political polarisation and online disinformation. In addition to my art practice and teaching, I run an online platform for contemporary photography called 46 Space which publishes virtual exhibitions, interviews and open calls.\r\n\r\nMy work centres around shared narratives and ideologies. Using photography as a tool to isolate and disrupt symbols of power and culture, my intention is to reveal how the apparently ordinary can be symptoms of larger social constructs. I view my practice as an exercise in problem solving; through developing visual solutions to communicate abstract phenomena my work offers viewers a way in to considering the development and consequences of prevalent but difficult to define concepts. \r\n\r\nSince 2013 I have had exhibitions in the UK and overseas, and have won and been shortlisted for multiple awards. I have also had the pleasure of teaching both at universities and through self-led initiatives as well as speaking publicly about my work, most notably at Paris Photo 2017. I believe photography is an excellent tool for provoking in-depth thought and discussion on difficult topics. My long-term project is to continue this open discourse.\r\n\r\nSelected Exhibitions\r\n\r\n2021 - Five Minutes After Birth, Encontros da Imagem Festival, Braga. (upcoming)\r\n2021 - Connections, Photographic Exploration Project, Berlin. (upcoming)\r\n2021 - Embracing Stillness, Humble Arts Foundation, online.\r\n2019 - Good Times for Free, Encontros da Imagem Festival, Braga.\r\n2019 - Good Times for Free, Fishing Quarter Gallery, Brighton.\r\n2019 - Dancing in Peckham, Peckham 24, London.\r\n2018 - Nuit de l'Ann\u00e9e, Rencontres d\u2019Arles, Arles.\r\n2017 - Changing States, Middlesex MA graduate show, Four Corners Gallery, London.\r\n2017 - Carte Blanche Student Award, Paris Photo \/ Picto Foundation, Gare du Nord, Paris.\r\n2016 - The Pursuit of Happiness, Encontros da Imagem Festival, Braga.\r\n2016 - Seeds, Vortigern Gallery, Margate.\r\n2014 - 2015 -RPS International Print Exhibition, (touring exhibition), UK.\r\n2014 - Yixian International Photo Festival, Huangshan, China.\r\n2014 - Sojourn, Hastings Arts Forum, Hastings.\r\n2014 - Octet, St Mary in the Castle, Hastings. \r\n2014 - New Work from Malta and Mexico, Rothermere House, Hastings.\r\n2014 - Magnum Photos \/ The Photography Show 30 under 30, The NEC, Birmingham.\r\n2014 - Nuit de la Photographie, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.\r\n2013 - SFR Jeunes Talents, Paris Photo, Grand Palais, Paris.\r\n2013 - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London.\r\n2013 - Telling Stories, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks, Kent.\r\n2013 - Portrait of Contemporary Youth \/ D&AD \/ Dazed and confused, Neu Gallery, London.\r\n2013 - D&AD New Blood, Spitalfields Market, London.\r\n\r\n\r\nAwards & Grants\r\n\r\n2021 - Grand Prix Images Vevey - Shortlisted.\r\n2020 - Emergentes International Photography Award - Finalist.\r\n2019 - Middlesex University - ACI Research Grant.\r\n2018 - Mack First Book Award - Nomination.\r\n2017 - Paris Photo \/ Picto Foundation, Carte Blanche Student Award.\r\n2016 - Encontros da Imagem Festival, Discovery Award.\r\n2014 - Royal Photographic Society 157th Print Exhibition - Under 30s Gold Award.\r\n2014 - Fotofilmic'14 - Shortlisted.\r\n2014 - Magnum Photos 30 under 30.\r\n2013 - SFR Jeunes Talents \/ Paris Photo Award.\r\n2013 - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize - Shortlisted.\r\n2013 - D&AD Student Yellow Pencil.\r\n\r\nEducation\r\n\r\n2015 - 2017 - Middlesex University, MA Photography.","display_name":null,"website_url":null,"profile_type_id":2,"show_age":0,"twitter_handle":null,"facebook_handle":null,"linkedin_handle":null,"skype_handle":null,"google_plus_handle":null,"pinterest_handle":null,"instagram_handle":"williamlakin","vimeo_handle":null,"youtube_handle":null,"telephone":null,"company_name":null,"address_1":null,"address_2":null,"city":null,"region":null,"country":null,"postcode":null,"vat_id":null,"codice_fiscale":null,"codice_destinatario":null,"pec_destinatario":null,"show_explicit_content":"0","created_at":"2015-12-01T14:35:09.000000Z","updated_at":"2021-04-28T14:45:24.000000Z"}}}