Photo London Fair

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The work of four female photographers took centre stage at the Messums Photography booth, Atong Atem, Yan Wang Preston and Polly Penrose were presented together with a unique set of prints by Dr Ingrid Pollard.

Yan Wang Preston’s Cork Street debut of works from the Mother River and Forest series in 2021 was followed up by a purchase by the Victoria and Albert Museum (2022). The final (3rd) edition of “Egongyan Park, Chongqing, China, 2017” was exhibited alongside the final print.

 

Biography 

Yan Wang Preston

[ 1976
- Present ]
Recognised for her expert ability to excavate the humanity at the heart of landscapes, Yan Wang Preston (b. 1976, Henan Province, China) has created numerous acclaimed series which explore the mercurial relationship between people and place.

Jean-Vincent Simonet

[ 1991
- Present ]
Jean-Vincent Simonet’s practice fuses analogue images, digital techniques, collage, montage, sculpture and painting with remarkable fluidity. His work is permeated by a sense of overload, exuberance and entropy. Body and decor, nature and artifice, poses and emotions collide and merge into the poetics of excess that forms the basis of the artist’s research.

Jeffrey Milstein

[ 1944
- Present ]
Woodstock, NY-based Jeffrey Milstein was born in the Bronx in 1944. He received a degree in architecture from UC Berkley in 1968, and practiced as an architect before turning to photography in 2000. Milstein earned his pilots license at 17, and his passion for flight led to his well-known typology of aircraft photographed from below while landing.

Polly Penrose

[
- Present ]
Polly Penrose studied Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts in London. She went on to work in Fashion Styling and after that worked for the photographer Tim Walker. She has always taken photographs, but started to take the practice seriously when she entered and won a competition held by the London Photographic Association in 2008. 

Atong Atem

[
- Present ]
Atong Atem is an Ethiopian born, South Sudanese artist living in Melbourne. Atem works primarily with photography and video to explore contemporary identity through portraiture and in particular the fluidity of migrant narratives and postcolonial practices in the African diaspora. Atem explores concepts of home and identity through a critical and sentimental lens.

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