Industry heavyweights and up and comers unite for a charitable new exhibition.
Amelia Troubridge, Weekend in Paris, 2012
Searching for some cosy, indoor activities to do now that the evenings are getting darker and the sun has officially packed its bags and hopped off to Australia for a few months? Well, you’re in luck: the team behind Art on a Postcard have branched into the realm of photography and will be hosting a Photography on a Postcard exhibition at theprintspace in Shoreditch. Showcasing the works of industry novices alongside the likes of Simon Norfolk and Wolfgang Tillmans, it’s the perfect place to escape from the mid-October blues.
With the work of 550 photographers on display, the show knows no limit in terms of style or subject matter, so don’t be afraid to bring your best pal or your great aunt along; there’ll be something to please everyone. Those of you keen to scout the newest in emerging talent can also rest assured that a third of the photographers featured were submitted via an open call, judged by renowned photographers Liz Collins, Dougie Wallace and Robin Maddock.
(LEFT) Hassam Hajjaj LV POSSE
(RIGHT) David Hoffman, Pensioners Lunch Club
The exhibition’s souvenir shop comes in the form of a lottery ticket system: pay for a £50 ticket and you’ll be guaranteed a randomly selected postcard from the show, be it a valuable Liz Hingley or the work of a photographic prodigy. The lottery will be drawn as the exhibition closes on the 25 October, when postcards of the 1,250 photographs that make up the exhibition will be assigned to their new owners, complete with an authenticity certificate.
The cherry on top? All of the money raised will go to The Hepatitis C Trust’s campaign to eliminate hepatitis C from the UK by the year 2030. For a chance to bag yourself one of these charitable A6 collector’s items, you can buy a lottery ticket here. May the odds forever be in your favour…
Photography on a Postcard runs 12 – 25 October.
Jim Goldberg, April, San Bernardino, California 2015