Media Wall Archive

In 2012, we established the Media Wall, a permanent exhibition space at The Photographers’ Gallery to address digital transformations in photography and to use digital programming to educate, inspire, and raise questions about the future of photography with a globally networked audience. View an archive of Media Wall projects below.

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Sam Lavigne - The Infinite Campaign

Sam Lavigne utilises the user segmentation that social networks have created for the purpose of data profiling and advertising, to describe how consumer identities become industrialised, and the hyper-specific categor

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Jenny Odell - Neo-Surreal

Neo-Surreal is a body of work featuring surreal imagery from the archives of BYTE magazine and reconfigured into an image sequence that portrays the metaphors of computational culture at its time.

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Camera Ludica

A Video Game Photography walkthrough exploring the recent phenomenon of what is often called in-game photography.

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Tomorrow's Nipple

A project by the Feminist Internet Studio exploring the blurred boundaries between empowerment and exploitation raised by photographic self-exposure online.  

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Mario Klingemann - Neurography

Neurography is a term used by Mario Klingemann to describe his process of working with neural networks – complex machine learning algorithms.

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Wendy McMurdo - Indeterminate Objects (Classrooms)

Combining still photography and animation, Indeterminate Objects (classrooms) alludes to the co-existence and pervasive nature of these different spaces through which childhood is now experienced.

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Food for Being Looked At

Tracing several culinary themes elevation into symbols of consumer identities through cookbooks, magazines, blogs on foodporn or cookery videos showing how to prepare mouthwatering feasts.

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Morehshin Allahyari - She Who Sees The Unknown: Ya'jooj Ma'jooj

Researching dark goddesses, monstrous and Jinn female figures of Middle-Eastern origin, Allahyari’s work considers the effects of digital colonialism and refiguring as a feminist practice.

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Joey Holder - Selachimorpha

Taking a particular scene from the 1975 film Jaws to look at the ways in which manipulated images are appropriated and circulated by Internet culture as ‘fact’.

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Sebastian Schmieg - Search by Image, Live (Lena/Fabio)

Sebastian Schmieg uses Google’s reverse image search engine to unpack the growing narratives around the infamous image of Lena Söderberg.

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What Soho Wore

Nina Manandhar explores Soho's rich cultural history and the role that photography has had within the multiple scenes, movements and communities that have made the area what it was and is today.

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Contours

Three projects by Nicholas O'Brien, Jesse McLean and Scandinavian Institute of Computational Vandalism in which software environments blur and complicate the distinctions between “drawing” and “photography”.

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PowerPoint Polemics: Speculative Slideware on the Future of Images

15 artists, scientists and theorists to playfully consider the politics and aesthetics of slideware, while speculating on the future of image production.

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ScanLAB Projects - Horizontal Humans

Witness a series of forensic experiments monitoring bodily decomposition through the robotic eyes of a 3D laser scanner.

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d(^_^)b

A stream of work including Hatsune Miku and Lady Gaga's Little monsters from those who are reshaping the relationship between music and image making online.

James Bridle - Seamless Transitions

Utilising a variety of platforms from software to social media, photography and installations to explore how technology both affects culture and reproduces and shapes political power.

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Penelope Umbrico - Sun/Screen

Using an iPhone, Umbrico re-photographed a range of found images of the sun from her computer screen, resulting in a hypnotic sequence of ‘moiré’ patterns.

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Erica Scourti - So Like You

Working in collaboration with online communities, Scourti sets out to make sense of a visual culture dominated by the sharing and streamlining of personal snapshots via social media channels.

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Face to Facebook

In 2011, Alessandro Ludovico and Paolo Cirio stole one million Facebook profiles, filtered them with face recognition software and posted them on a custom made dating website, sorted by the characteristics of their fa

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Alan Warburton - Spherical Harmonics

Warburton presents a sequence of surreal episodes activated by and centred around various bodies of light.

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Motherlode

Drawing on historical archives, stock images, contemporary media and the world wide web, the display reflects changes in the representation of motherhood through the history of photography and wider visual culture.

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One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age

Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied will present a non-stop stream of video captures of Geocities and its archival ruins.

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Anthony Antonellis - Photoshop Skillz

In part a reaction to the glossy perfection and hidden artistry of Photoshop-edited photographs, the piece references communities of users who share their own Photoshop demo videos online.

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Jon Rafman - Brand New Brand New Paint Job

The project moves through a succession of hyper-real, lobbies, office spaces, cars and lounge rooms using a virtual camera.

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For the LOL of Cats: Felines, Photography and the Web

Photographs of cats have come to dominate the web’s image culture.

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Pierre Tremblay - Meta Incognita: Summer Variations

Meta Incognita is a time-lapsed video of over 500 still images captured by a public weather webcam in Kimmirut on Baffin Island, Canada.

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Susan Sloan - Studies in Stillness: Motion Capture Portraits

Using motion capture data as the core material, Susan Sloan's work explores the portrait through the medium of animation, focusing on the simple gestures and movements of her subjects.

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Born in 1987: The Animated GIF

For this opening show we asked a range of photographers, writers and other practitioners, many of whom had never created a GIF, for their responses to the form.