Façades is an intriguing conceptual series that focuses on the ever-imposing nature of superficiality and visual preconception. Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy (b. 1986) re-imagines streets through the eyes of city-dwellers; initial appearances become lasting memories. The result is captured in these foreboding yet beautiful images: a two-dimensional world that offers only an initial glimpse into its secrets, where aesthetics are the only refuge for the viewer. Devoid of intimate details, the flattened houses linger in an oddly scintillating void where onlookers live only amongst scenery. The artist pulls the eye into a space between reality and fiction – a land somewhere between dusk and darkness, haunted by limitation. Purgatorial, the landscape becomes a shadow of itself. Gaudrillot-Roy has exhibited as part of festivals such as Circulation(s), Paris; Voies Off, Arles; and Fotofestiwal, Łódź. www.zachariegaudrillot-roy.com.
Presenting the Unknown
A Question of Colour
Henri Cartier-Bresson worked by the ethos of “the decisive moment”, whereby he aimed to seize something the very moment it happened.
Alice Zoo’s Swimmers series takes a documentary approach, considering the intimacy of the lens. Part of The Next Generation 2018.
A Retrospective on Julia Margaret Cameron, V&A
To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century, the V&A is showcasing more than 100 of her photographs from its own collection including original prints.