Yvonne De Rosa
Based on a true story which happened in a small village in the south of Italy, the story focuses on Nina a young beautiful woman who fell in love with a fisherman called Peppino in the summer of 1930.
She fell pregnant and told Peppino hoping that he would propose marriage to avoid disappointing her father. His reaction was violent, and he strangled her to death.
During the time she was missing the police investigation revealed Nina’s pregnancy. Her body was found in the middle of the sea by a fisherman two weeks later, barely recognisable as her hair was gone due to the salt water. As her father repudiated his daughter’s body due to dishonour Nina was placed in a communal ossuary without a funeral.
Peppino was charged with murder, tried and found guilty.
The family never spoke about it, until Nina’s nine-year-old niece Anna, began having visions of a bald naked lady. Numerous masses and prayers were held to stop the visions and sightings, by Anna and several villagers also claiming to see her ghost, until one day they heard her say, "I am finally going away for a long trip."
Yvonne De Rosa met Anna whilst visiting Nina’s village. She showed her the locations of critical events and places Nina was ‘seen’. "Negativo 1930" combines contemporary ‘spirit’ and ultra-violet photographs with images of the landscape and key locations alongside re-enactments and interpretations of the sordid story. De Rosa investigates themes of collective grief, guilt, and conjuring.
This photographic journey examines the apocryphal nature of a woman’s need to right the cultural wrongs of a community. De Rosa explores parallel perceptions and realities of femicide, faith, fact, and possibly fiction between the ‘real world’ and the ‘other side’ linked through the photographic ‘negative’.
Yvonne De Rosa altered her path having graduated in poli- tical science to follow her passion for photography. Studying in London at Central Saint Martin’s then graduating with an MA in Photojournalism from the London College of Commu- nication she embarked upon her practice studying the human condition through photography.
Her first monograph "Crazy God" explored a psychiatric hospital where she had worked as a volunteer for three years, published in 2007 to critical acclaim. Her second book of the series "Hidden Identities: Unfinished" investigating the lives of undocumented children with no formal identity in the country they reside was exhibited at the V&A Museum of Childhood, in London. She continues to expose personal histories and stories of injustice and remembrance. Her powerful work continues to push her beloved photographic medium further.
On this our 3rd FIX Photo Festival we celebrate photography with a fantastic array of photography from all over the world including the FIX Photo Festival Awards 2018 alongside solo artists chosen to be part of the festival by founder and curator Laura Noble. There are events, book signings a symposium, portfolio reviews and much more. Follow our social media channels and join our mailing list for all the latest news.
Form & Function by Chloe Rosser
Thurs 10 May - Mon 18 June 2018: Free Entry
10:30 - 17:30 Monday - Saturday
Venue: Photofusion, 17A Electric Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8LA
Subverting the idea of the nude Chloe Rosser’s photographs intrigue, entice, confuse and repel. Rosser’s sculptural figures embrace the surreal whilst retaining an absolute reality. Knowingly unnerving, her models contort themselves into fleshy geological ‘forms’.
Rosser’s work speaks of the human condition and our increasing alienation from our own bodies. In these photographs, what should be intimately familiar is transformed into an unfamiliar sculpture. Photographed in this contorted fashion, the body becomes almost inhuman; it is a mindless mass of flesh, a growth. Although the figures are abstract they still retain many human qualities; foetal like poses, flecks of freckles and the subtle arc of the spine. The forms photographed are a stark contrast to our society’s concept of an ‘ideal body’. While their peculiarity and soft lighting intrigue us, a sense of the cadaver repels us.
The naked body has been a major focus throughout the history of art – with the male gaze dominating the field. Our acceptance of misogynistic and sexualised bodies in art, media and life contort the reality of what it is to be human and comfortable with our own skin. Highly debated and wrapped in controversy, our relationship with the human body is arguably now more complicated and widely discussed than ever before
Workshop / Talks / Events with Chloe Rosser
Sat 19 May: Artist & Curator's Exhibition Tour with Chloe Rosser & Laura Noble
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 Free
Sat 26 May: Artist Tour with Chloe Rosser
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 Free
Wed 30 May: Artist Talk: Chloe Rosser 'In Conversation’ with LANG Director and exhibition curator Laura Noble
Time: 18:00 - 19:30 Free for Photofusion members / £5 non-members
Sat 16 June: Professional workshop with live models. With Chloe Rosser and Laura Noble
Time: 11:00 - 17:30
Check out Chloe's Kickstart https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/686077330/form-and-function?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=chloe%20rosser
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L A Noble Gallery presents IWD!
To celebrate International Women's Day LANG is showcasing the strength, wisdom, and uniqueness of women in an online exhibition IWD! LANG has a worldwide reputation for representing, championing and nurturing female talent through its exhibitions and educational activities.
Supporting emerging and established talent, we also provide an inclusive, feminist, empowered approach to representations of women in photography and in the photographic work we display. LANG believes that positive depictions of women are essential to avoid the repetition of misogynist norms in the industry, thus fulfilling a more engaging dialogue and dynamic aesthetic.
To see IWD, click here.
12 - 21 May
Venue: Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London SE1 9PH
Monday - Sunday
Friday 12 - Sunday 21 May 11.00 - 20.30
Monday 15 May 11.00 - 18.00
Tuesday 16 - Sunday 21 11.00 - 20.30
Bargehouse is owned and managed by Coin Street Community Builders: www.coinstreet.org
FIX Photo Festival - An annual celebration of consummate photography in all its forms.
FIX Photo is produced and curated by LANG Director Laura Noble. This free exhibition of photography includes works by an array of domestic and international talent.
FIX Photo celebrates the many facets of the medium in all its guises. Accompanied by pop-ups and a programme of events, there are creative discoveries for everyone.
In this, the second year of the festival, FIX Photo is curated in response to the consequences of the dramatic political shifts of 2016. Exhibiting artists will issue a positive challenge to the social and cultural divisions of the past year through the presentation of work connected by four key themes:
Identity, Community, Unity & Harmony and Environment.
Displaying work by established artists as well as new talent, FIX Photo is committed to giving emerging artists the opportunity to share their work outside of a traditional gallery context. Hosted over four floors alongside the Thames, this unique display in a building full of character offers an idiosyncratic contrast to a formal white space. Situated within the heart of the cultural centre of London, FIX Photo aims to encourage new audiences to photography as the ultimate democratising medium in the arts. FIX Photo promises a visual treat for audiences and a variety as broad as the medium itself.
FIX Photo will explore these themes through fine art photography, photojournalism, street photography and portraiture and fully embrace the diversity and inclusivity of the medium. Exhibiting the highest standard of work artists will celebrate the scope of talent on the photographic scene. This exhibition will also include the premier viewing of Chris Steele-Perkins current ‘The New Londoners’ project - exploring London’s diversity through family portraits inside people’s homes of almost 200 Nationalities residing in the capital.
Featuring artists from four continents - each with their own unique view of the world, including:
Zaklina Anderson, Susan Barnett, Richard Bram, Brittain Bright, Alicia Bruce, Carlotta Cardana, Mike Crawford, Yvonne De Rosa, Giovanna Del Sarto, Elaine Duigenan, Jessa Fairbrother, Mischa Haller, Sandra Jordan, Grant Legassick, Celine Marchbank, Christian Nilson, Robert D. Phillips, Kuriko Sano, Herb Schmitz, Einar Sira, Chris Steele-Perkins, Kevin Vucic-Shepherd and Minnie Weisz.
'Hidden Beauty' by Sandra Jordan at Four Corners, London
5th October - 22nd October : Free Entry
11:00 - 18:00 Tuesday - Saturday
Venue: Four Corners, 121 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 OQN
L A Noble Gallery in partnership with Four Corners, are delighted to announce the forthcoming exhibition 'Hidden Beauty' with works by Sandra Jordan. This fascinating work will be shown in London for the first time.
Sandra Jordan explores beauty through the device of architecture. Although her subject choices are based upon a gut reaction, the proliferation of Brutalist and Modernist buildings carry a special attraction to Jordan – whose notions of beauty could be described as unconventional. Responding to the societal median of aesthetics she is concerned with what lies beneath, delving deeper and reaching beyond the accepted standardised prettification. They are not merely pictures of buildings, they are portraits of buildings.
Sat 22 October: Artist Led Workshop
Time: 11.00 - 17.00
12 places available*
£150 per person
This is a full-day workshop open to anyone over 18 and would be ideal for those with an interest in pursuing photography both personally and professionally. Participants are also invited to bring a small portfolio (max 15 images) for a review with LANG Director Laura Noble.
The workshop focuses on improving visual literacy, using architecture and the surrounding streets as your playground. Participants will be exploring the use of elements of design (line, pattern, form) to create stronger images linking them together to create a coherent body of work.
The day will start with short talk by Sandra about her work, after which the group will go off site onto the streets searching for the unseen. Each participant will have the opportunity to spend time working with Sandra on location, whom will answer any questions you may have. This will be followed by a viewing session and group discussion on your images.
You will also have the opportunity to have a portfolio review with LANG Director Laura Noble.
Participants are required to bring their own digital camera. Payment secures booking and is non-refundable due to the limited places available.
*Please note that there are only 12 places. Payment secures a booking & is non-refundable due to the limited places on the workshop. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
FIX Photo 2016
13 - 22 May
Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London
L A Noble Gallery (LANG) is proud to present FIX Photo - an annual celebration of exemplary photography in all its forms. FIX Photo is produced and curated by LANG Director Laura Noble. With events and workshops throughout and artworks and publications for sale there is something for everyone to discover. This free exhibition of photography includes works by a vast array of domestic and international talent from LANG and invited artists. FIX Photo explores many facets of the photographic medium.
FIX Photo offers audiences the opportunity for an enlightening, enriching and inspiring journey through the diverse and tangled channels and tributaries of contemporary photography.
Guests are also invited to visit our Perky Blenders cafe providing coffee, snacks and coffee based cocktails. There are also books on offer by Schilt Publishing, LANG artists and independent publications. Wild Card Brewery bar on the third floor also offers the chance to unwind surrounded by stunning photography with beers on tap, wine and cocktails.
The show will include a series of events including curator led tours, artist talks, film screenings, book signings and a programme of workshops. A full listing of events will be available upon request, dates tbc.
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 9PH
Friday 13 - Sunday 15 11.00 - 20.30
Monday 16 11.00 - 19.00
Tuesday 17 - Sunday 22 11.00 - 20.30
'Estate' by Robert Clayton at Four Corners, London
8 April - 29 May : Free Entry
11:00 - 18:00 Tuesday-Saturday (Closed Sundays)
Venue: Four Corners, 121 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 OQN
L A Noble Gallery in partnership with Four Corners and kindly supported using public funding by Arts Council England are delighted to announce the forthcoming exhibition.
Shot over 25 years ago on the Lion Farm Estate, in Oldbury, in the West Midlands, Robert Clayton’s images capture life on a housing estate in the early 1990’s. The work on display masterfully exhibits the real lives of those living there during this time coupled with an appreciation for the architecture which surrounds them. This insightful glimpse into the past also reveals its relevance today as social housing in the UK erodes still further as the welfare state and the ideology that created such places has been worn down by greed and gentrification. Taken from his book of the same name, this exhibition is perfectly placed to serve the public as a tacit reminder of the need for social housing and the beauty of community.
The exhibition will also premier Robert Clayton’s new short film Estate based on the series, starring Jonathan Meades, directed by the artist, filmed and produced by Line Nikita Blom.
L A Noble Gallery presents: Emerge 2016
Passionately committed to exhibiting the freshest talent in the photographic world, L A Noble Gallery proudly presents the newest members of our family. Collectively they cover a wide variety of subjects exploring the weird and wonderful facets of the human condition. Feast your eyes upon the exciting preview of their portfolios, full profiles to follow soon!