Nigel Shafran was invited by Photoworks to create a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ especially for Brighton Photo Biennial 2016.
From the press release: ‘A carefully crafted and edited installation, Fashion shows. combines unexpected images and objects that provide an alternative and visually rich view into notions of beauty as circulated by the fashion photography industry. This bespoke exhibition presents imagery from a range of eras, including Paul Elliman’s moving image version of his iconic September Magazine which highlights the glut of imagery delivered via the standard issue glossy magazines. The eclectic character of the installation is drawn out through objects including model cards and vintage beauty treatment manuals creating connections that encourage us to examine the tools, strategies and distractions used by the fashion world.’
On Saturday, 1 October 2016, Nigel Shafran will be in conversation with Francis Hodgson about how he put together the exhibition, the resulting works, his thoughts on the fashion industry and more. For more info visit the Brighton Photo Biennial website by clicking here.
Edited by Nigel Shafran
1 October 2016 to 30 October 2016
University of Brighton Galleries - Dorset Place
6 Dorset Place, Brighton, BN2 1ST, UK
Opening reception: Friday, 30 September 2016, 6pm.
Paul Elliman, Untitled from September Magazine, 2013