From 8 June – 24 September 2023 the winners of the Centre for British Photography’s Countryside – Landscape – Environment Open Call will be displayed – six photographers will show work in a new exhibition
As a result of the Centre for British Photography’s first Open Call, work by photographers Rosie Barnes, Rio Blake, Aliki Braine, Elaine Duigenan, Mario Popham and Aaron Schuman will go on display from Thursday 8 June. Chosen from nearly 1000 entries, their work will join five further landscape and environment-themed exhibitions and displays at the Centre.
Their photographs range from life at a Country Show to records of mudlarking treasures. All of the work will be on display in the Centre’s street-facing windows and atrium vitrines. The Centre for British Photography will focus on innovative photographic approaches to landscape and the environment in its six new exhibitions and displays opening next month. From a lightbox composite work of Helen Sear to an immersive exhibition of photographs by Mandy Barker, the Centre will encourage visitors to reconsider the world around them and our impact on the landscape.
James Hyman, Director of the Centre for British Photography said: “We were overjoyed with the response to our first open call and are looking forward to displaying the work of these six talented photographers. In an era obsessed with celebrity, documentary and reportage, we are taking a stand to bring attention to brilliant conceptual work that engages with our relationship to the natural world. And these six photographers really rose to the brief.
“We have had an extraordinarily busy first few months with thousands of visitors through the doors and lots of events, talks and workshops – the photographic community is getting to know us very well. We are happy to show yet more ground-breaking work this summer.”
The Centre for British Photography, 49 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6LX
8 June – 24 September 2023
Wednesday to Friday: 11am – 6pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 4pm
Featured image: Jersey, UK Channel Islands, Summer, 2018 by Rio Blake