Award winning photographer Ian Atkinson presents a series of portraits which look at the fashion and style of a group of cycling enthusiasts from Leigh on Sea, Essex. The images are presented in triptychs and each is set against the backdrop of the South East Essex countryside. Each triptych is interconnected by a continuous horizon that represents a link between man, machine and road. The images also reference the high levels of individual fashion styling that are associated with the sport and its followers.
Ian Atkinson curates his first group exhibition at Ground Floor Left Gallery.
Atkinson has brought together a group of seven photographic artists whose work relates to the notion of family and the family album.Each artist brings their own unique perspective of their personal attachment to the family and through the medium of photography explores their past, present and the connections to the memories contained within their own images and those of the family photo album.
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 presents the very best in contemporary portrait photography, showcasing the work of talented young photographers and gifted amateurs alongside that of established professionals and photography students. Through editorial, advertising and fine art images, the entrants have explored a range of themes, styles and approaches to the contemporary photographic portrait, from formal commissioned portraits to more spontaneous and intimate moments capturing friends and family.
This year the competition attracted nearly 6,000 submissions from over 2,400 photographers from around the world. The selected sixty works for the exhibition include the four prize-winners and the winner of the ELLE commission. Exhibiting many photographs for the first time, theTaylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 is a unique opportunity to see images by some of the most exciting contemporary portrait photographers working today.