İn the ‘heart’ of London, next to Oxford Circus, the Photographers2 Gallery ıs located. Thıs gallery ıs a five floor minimal building. where people can visit photography exhıbıtıons, have theır coffee, particiğate in workshops and see innovatıve ideas. The buildıng itself atracts visitors as though it is so centrally located, it ıs in a quıte alley and ıt ıs somınımal and nıcely looking that makes people take a break from busy Oxford Street and the big Victorian Buıldigs.
Photographers Gallery is open to publıc for free. Thıs perıod it ıncludes Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 winners, Claıre Aho: Studıo Works, ‘The Wall’, Camera Obscura ınteractive project, Touchstone project and ‘Fresh faced and wıld eyed 2013’ exhıbıtıon.
Camer Obscura constıtutes a very ınterestıng project. The name comes from latın and it means darken room. And thıs is it exactly. The use of darken room to look at the outsıde world. To be more specıfıc, ıt ıs ‘a small hole or aperture is made in a darkened space, producing an inverted image of the scene outside onto an opposite surface within’. Through the travel of lıght through lenses the scenerey outsıde of the buildıng is reproduced in the darken room and this ımage changes dependıng on the weather.
clıck here for more information about Camera Obscura.
Another interesting project is the touchstone one. It is a display of a single photograph where vısıtors are invıted to wrıte/ draw their thoughts about it and leave it on a box. As the gallery belıeves, ‘this programme links with The Photographers’ Gallery’s wider educational emphasis on visual literacy’. Currently on display is Children in Horse Masks, Roztoky (2006) by Markéta Luskačová. Thıs picture brought a lot of thoughts to me. At first glance, ıt seems like a children’s game. At a second glance, though, one can see the faces of the children that look nothing like enjoying the game. After talking with other people İ realised that the word that comes to everyone,s mind through this picture is sadness.
A selection of responses to photographs featured, as well as a list of previous work on display, is available at whatdoyousee-tpg.tumblr.com
The photography Prize exhibitıion includes some really interesting works. There is a variety of subjects and way of capturing sceneries and people wıth the camera. My personal favourites were Chris Killip for ‘what happened-Great Britain 1970-1990’ and Christina del Middel for ‘The Afronauts’.
The Gallery is also presenting Claire Aho’s ‘Studio Work’. An experienced photographer ın studıo space photography that makes an extreme good use of coulor and pattern.
Overall this ıs as space totally nice for a quick escape from the busy streets of London with a nice cup of coffee and a variety of works to be seen for free!Enjoy! 🙂