Common Ground features new work by 16 to 19 year-old London photographers, responding to the shifting political and cultural climate they live in.
The artists worked with Autograph and University of the Arts London's Insights Programme in our Album project. Album provides access to artists, curators, mentoring and Autograph's Archive - supporting a new generation of photographers.
Chantae Henry was 17 when she created her photographs Couch Surfing, addressing a hidden facet of London's housing and homelessness crisis. In her own words:
"The homelessness we see on the streets is only the tip of the iceberg. Couch surfing hides homelessness. Taking a more conceptual, less obvious approach, my work aims to dispel the myth that there is anything fun or simple about living a life of couch surfing. It’s not a sleepover if you cannot go home."
See Chantae's work in Young London Photographers: Common Ground, open 14 - 20 November at our gallery in Shoreditch. As always: everyone is welcome, and admission is free.
Images, from top: 1) Chantae Henry, Couch Surfing, 2018. 2) Courtney Jelley, An Rinceoir Briste ~ The Broken Dancer~ [detail], 2018. 3) Farihah Chowdhury, Beauty of the Bengal, 2018
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