Thursday, 4 November 2010

Thurs 4th: London - "Small Things" group show - Annie Collinge

Amy Gwatkin
, Anna Leader, Annie Collinge and Bella Fenning are opening the doors to their group photography show in London this evening "Small Things". As I am in NYC and not able to attend, I met up with Annie Collinge who is based in NYC to find out about her contribution to the exhibition:

"These portraits of American teenage girls were taken at a comic book convention in New York City this year. Sidestepping the temptation to photograph them at full length in their homemade costumes, I instead chose to focus on their faces. I was less interested in the portrayal of their favourite characters and more interested in making intimate portraits of their embellished features. Hiding behind this new identity seemed to somehow empower them, young women that would not get a second look in the lunch hall suddenly took on a new allure with their male comic book counterparts. The project borrows its title from the controversial graphic novel “Lost Girls” by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie."

So sorry we can't be with you ladies! But for everyone in Hackney, head to:

city studios
67a dalston lane
london E8 2AH

Openings: 04.11.10-28.11.10

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