To the Nomad Club on Old Street last night for the monthly ASA Collective slideshow. This time all the shows were by women photographers, and there was some fabulous work to be seen.
From: 'In The Shadow of Things' by Léonie Hampton
There were eight different shows to see but I’ll only go into the four that really stood out for me, which were In The Shadow of Things, a thoughtful and heartfelt piece about her mother by Léonie Hampton, The Letting Go, personal work by Laura Hynd, a documentary about the homeless in New York entitled The Urban Cave by Andrea Star Reese, and Helen Rimell’s work on the The Forgotten Houseboats of Kashmir.
I’ve posted just one picture from each of these pieces here but I urge you to follow the links and check out the full work, it’s worth the effort.
From: 'The Forgotten Houseboats of Kashmir' - Sunset over Nageen Lake after a monsoon storm.
Some of the work is good straightforward journalism, some of it much more personal and intimate, but all of it shows the quality that can be expected from gifted photographers at the peak of their talent. It’s very frustrating to know that work like this struggles to get the audience it deserves.
From: 'The Letting Go' by Laura Hynd
Last night was the first time I’ve been able to see the whole of an ASA event but I’ll make the effort to keep the evening clear next time. It’s quite a social event – the bar is open throughout and there are DJs going once the shows are done. Keep an eye on the ASA website and their twitter feed, and get down to the Nomad next time.
From: 'The Urban Cave' by Andrea Star Reese
Thanks to everyone for a great night and best of all luck to Léonie with the launch of her forthcoming book In The Shadow of Things on 12th May.