A selection of current photographic exhibitions that sparked our interest. Exhibition descriptions come from the host gallery websites as linked.

Dan Holdsworth – Transmission: New Remote Earth Views

Brancolini Grimaldi

Until the 19th May

‘In Transmission: New Remote Earth Views, Holdsworth appropriates topographical data to document the ideologically and politically loaded spaces of the American West… What at first appears to be a pure white snow-capped mountain is in fact a digitally rendered laser scan of the earth interpreted from United States Geological Survey data, …’

 

Gillian Wearing

Whitechapel Gallery

Until the 17th June

‘The films and photographs of British artist Gillian Wearing (b. Birmingham, 1963) explore our public personas and private lives. This Turner Prize winner’s remarkable works draw on fly-on-the-wall documentaries, reality TV and the techniques of theatre, to explore how we present ourselves to the world.’

 

 

 

Birdhead – Welcome to Birdhead World Again, London

Paradise Row

Until the 24th April

‘Birdhead use photography to capture, mediate and occupy their … daily life in Shanghai, China’s greatest metropolis whose ever increasing scale and vitality is more than itself – being read the world over as a gauge of the flow of power from West to East.’ 

 

Anja Niemi – Do Not Disturb

The Little Black Gallery

Until the 21st April

‘A hotel room is always a paradox as it says to its guests: Do feel at home, but please don’t. For a limited time, however, one can lock the door, pretend to own the space and feel at home, albeit in a strange, indifferent place.’