Press Release: The Photographers’ Gallery Announces Selected Artists For The Inaugural TPG New Talent Annual Exhibition and Mentoring Programme
The eight UK-based artists are: Rhiannon Adam, Chiara Avagliano, Alberto Feijóo, Adama Jalloh, Seungwon Jung, Alice Myers, Giovanna Petrocchi and Miguel Procença. They were selected from an open submission process, initially by TPG’s curatorial team, and finally by the esteemed US artist Jim Goldberg. An exhibition of their work will be on show at the Gallery from 14 June - 6 October 2019.
TPG New Talent (TNT) was launched in 2019 by The Photographers’ Gallery as a way to identify and champion under-recognised or emerging UK-based artists and photographers who use photography as a key part of their practice. It continues a tradition of programmes designed by TPG to support practitioners and confirms an ongoing commitment to ensuring new photographic practices are given a public platform.
Showing a range of approaches to both the medium and exhibition making, the artists selected for the first edition of TNT present works which encompass the full spectrum of photographic practices today. From the experimental to the documentary, both the works and presentations test the capacity and materiality of the form, using found imagery, surface manipulation, collage and 3D processes to document contemporary stories through personal memories and collective myths.
Supported by Leica Camera, the Leonard & Judy Lauder Fund and the TPG New Talent Exhibition Circle.