Earlier this year, I was invited to take part in 5 PLUS 5 - an exhibition that showcases the work of ten emerging photographic artists; Five photographers who are based in the British Midlands and five who are based in Madrid. The selected artists are; David Sheperd, Dean O’Brien, Lauren Spencer, Nicola Onions and Oscar Parasiego, and from Madrid; Angela Losa, Anna Fawcus, Eoin Moylan, Inge Trienekens, and Juan Pablo Fassi. Moritz Neumüller (Linz, Austria, 1972) is the curator. Neumüller is interested in contemporary work by photographers and media artists from around the world, especially documentary, social and conceptual. The projects shown in this exhibition orbit around themes such as memory, identity, space, the human condition and eternal subjects in the field of photographic creation. All the emerging practitioners selected to take part in this exhibition exchange use highly contemporary language and represent a new generation of globally connected artists that use the camera as one of many technological tools for image creation.
5 plus 5 will be exhibited at the Altamira Palace Gallery, IED Madrid in November 2014 and at The Photographers’ Wall, Library of Birmingham in Spring 2015.
Yesterday, we went to the printers in Madrid to start printing the work for the Madrid part of the exhibition. Here are a few photographs from the morning, with a sneak preview of some of the images that will be shown: