At the Photographers Gallery in London tonight, showing some work from my Beachy Head project for the book launch of The Old Weird Albion.
The Old Weird Albion is a creative non-fiction exploring memory, myth and the landscape of the South Downs by American writer Justin Hopper. Published by Penned in the Margins, this event celebrates the release of this poetic essay of encounters with forgotten histories, eerie suburbs, eccentrics and visionaries.
Alongside book readings, Hopper is joined by photographer Wendy Pye showing her images engaged with suicide and cultural memory at the cliffs of Beachy Head; artist and writer Angus Carlyle reads from his own work A Downland Index (Uniformbooks), documenting 100 successive runs across the South Downs; and musician Sharron Kraus performs a new composition with Hopper inspired by the landscape at Chanctonbury Ring.
Following the performances and discussion join us for a drink and pick up a copy of The £8/£5 members & concessions
Arctic Island residency in Sápmi, northern Norway / curated by La Wayaka Current London (UK)
July / August 2017
In July 2017 I will travel to a remote island above Norway, 600 miles above the arctic circle to participate in a residency program by La Wayaka Current (London, UK). Here I will do research, develop new work and collaborate with the sami center for contemporary art.
During the Brighton Festival in May my series ‘Luminance in Flux’ has been selected by curator Lucy Day for the exhibition ‘Present Tense’. A themed exhibition of works that explores disrupted space: cultural, political,emotional and physical, selected from Phoenix Brighton studio artists.
Exhibiting a few pieces in The Brighton Photo Fringe Collectives Hub, with the most recent Tri-pod project research and development group.
As Tim Andrews draws his prolific portraiture project to an end it was an honor to be one of the final photographers to officially photograph him.. It turned out to be one of those magical shoots where all the elements just gracefully fell in to place. Click to see more & read Tim’s blog post…
Fresh out of my BA Photography course many moons ago, I landed the job as the first staff photographer at the newly formed Big Issue Magazine. Apparently that was almost 25yrs ago and a few images that I’ve managed to dig out from those distant days are being included in a Big Issue anniversary exhibition alongside a photographic project about homelessness by the one and only Mr Bryan ‘I Want to Run to You’ Adams!!
The Big Issue ‘Up from the Streets’ 25 Years of a Publishing Revolution at The Proud Galleries, London
17th October – 30th October.
Sinead O’Connor © Wendy Pye – 1992
New Landscape Series Tests – Seaford Head