Somerset House Instagram TakeOver

Alan was delighted to host the Somerset House Instagram account over the weekend.

Firebag is a series of photograms by McFetridge that take place in the heart of earth’s largest biome, the boreal forest. On the 1st of May 2016; heated muskeg from a quad bike’s exhaust ignited a wildfire burnt for a month consuming 600,000 hectares of the forest life, including four suburbs of Fort McMurray. The city became a centre to explore the event of the wildfire and the contact points on interface of human-life and wildlife. The fire cycle is an integral factor in shaping the boreal. Accelerating climate change and increasing human activity at the interface are contributing factors that are disturbing the equilibrium of the ecosystem. This was made possible by a bursary from the Royal Photographic Society and The Photographic Angle. See his work until 28 March at @syngentaphotoaward

Exhibition: Somerset House, London

Bad Liver and a Broken Heart has been curated into the 2017 Syngenta Photography Award Exhibition.

Bad Liver and a Broken Heart. 2016. 80cm x 100cm

Bad Liver and a Broken Heart. 2016. 80cm x 100cm

Bad Liver and a Broken Heart was made during the demolition of one the Greater London Council's initiatives, the Ferrier Estate in Kidbrooke. 

 

The exhibition will be on show in the West Wing Galleries of the iconic Somerset House. Curated by Candlestar, it explores various issues to the overarching theme Grow-Conserve, including the challenge of food security as the global population continues to to grow; conflict, climate change and sustainability. The exhibition questions whether or not it is realistically possible to do more with less in order to conserve what we have today for the next generation.

West Wing Gallery

Open 9 - 28th of March, 2017

 Mon, Tues, Sat, Sun 10:00am - 18:00. Wed-Fri 11:00am - 20:00 FREE

Somerset House
Strand, London WC2R 1LA
+44 (0)20 7845 4600

Press Release: http://www.syngentaphoto.com/pages/news/index.html