Portraits by Leon Foggitt
East London photographer Leon Foggitt first approached Submit To Love Studios in 2016, after reading about their work in the press. The Studio is based at Headway East London in Hackney and all of its members are self-taught – and have survived brain injury. The collective there have spent a decade creating and refining a unique set of artistic practices and interests. After connecting with the Studio in 2016, Leon went on to photograph its members for a portrait series The Artists. He continues to photograph life at the Studio.
These portraits were going to be part of the Common Threads pop-up exhibition at Autograph, our latest collaboration with Submit To Love Studios. Unfortunately, Covid-19 means that the exhibition has been postponed until we reopen our gallery in Shoreditch.
Leon’s photographs were chosen for the exhibition not only because they are sensitive portraits, they also make visible artists who are frequently overlooked in galleries and art spaces. They help to broaden the picture of who is an artist.
While Autograph’s gallery is closed, we're sharing a selection from The Artists here, and you can see more on Leon's website too.
While our gallery is closed, we’re bringing Common Threads online. See more here and here.
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See more on Submit to Love Studios’ website
Common Threads is part of the EXPLORERS Project - led by neurodiverse communities, placing them at the heart of social, civic and cultural activity
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