Exhibition – How To Win At Photography (The Photographers Gallery)

Exhibition, The Photographers Gallery London, 24th June – 25th September 2022
How to Win at Photography: Image-Making as Play

Header images: Left – Belly Button, 2018, Centre – Julia’s Twitter 2, 2016, Right – Julia’s Twitter 1, 2016, all images © Yuyi John

‘Follow the rule of thirds, catch the decisive moment,
Master the shutter speed, play against the camera,
Collect likes and followers, challenge everything,
Fight the apparatus, win the game…

How to Win at Photography: Image-Making as Play is a new multimedia exhibition exploring the relationships between photography, image-making and play.  It invites audiences to focus on the playful aspects of visual culture, and creates unexpected connections between the history of photography and the practices of image-making within computer games and wider digital screen culture.

Featuring over 30 international artists and a rich assemblage of multimedia artworks and vernacular images representing a variety of positions across contemporary and twentieth century photography, How to Win at Photography questions the very meaning and function of photography today…

How to Win at Photography: Image-Making as Play is an open invitation to rethink photography through the act of playing with – and breaking – the rules of the game and to consider who is playing who.  It challenges visitors to consider such questions as:  Are we playing with the camera or is the camera playing us? What is our role within the system of photography? Are we mere pawns in a larger social and cultural network? What can a playful photographer realistically achieve? And, ultimately who can ‘win’ this game?’

Information and images above are from The Photographers Gallery website where you can find further details; we always recommend checking the site for any updates before visiting.

The Photographers Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW – please check the website for opening times and admission prices.

There are lots more exciting exhibitions and events happening there – do check them out too!

27th July 2022