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.
Online from 30 June. A series of hallucinatory video vignettes from the MIT Moments in Time dataset.
3 - 31 August 2020, and online. A computer vision software trained on Microsoft's COCO dataset overlays images onto photographs from which the algorithm learned in the first place.
3 Feb - 31 July 2020. Laws of Ordered Form emphasises the problems with classification without thought, and considers the histories that remain in our present.
2 Dec 2019 - 31 Jan 2020. Teasing out the myth and reality of the labour behind machine learning.
14 Sep - 30 Nov 2019. How Do You See Me? unpacks the ways that images are increasingly generated and used today in computational science and expose the hidden workings contained in these processes.
1 Jul - 13 Sep 2019. How can we make sense of a vast quantity of photographs? Where do the categories and subcategories start to break down?
11 Feb - 7 Apr 2019. A mutating image of the area as a cultural and tourist destination and at the centre of an environmental and migration crisis.
25 Oct 2018 - 31 Jan 2019. 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.
1 Aug - 24 Oct 2018. Surreal imagery from the archives of BYTE magazine is reconfigured into an image sequence that portrays the metaphors of computational culture at its time.
14 May - 31 July 2018. A Video Game Photography walkthrough exploring the recent phenomenon of what is often called in-game photography.
16 Mar - 6 May 2018. A project by the Feminist Internet Studio exploring the blurred boundaries between empowerment and exploitation raised by photographic self-exposure online.
18 Jan - 13 Mar 2018. Neurography is a term used by Mario Klingemann to describe his process of working with neural networks – complex machine learning algorithms.
19 Oct 2017 - 17 Jan 2018. Combining still photography and animation to alludes to the co-existence and pervasive nature of these different spaces through which childhood is now experienced.
27 Jul - 8 Oct 2017. 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.
5 May - 17 Jul 2017. 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.
10 Feb - 2 May 2017. 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’.
7 Oct 2016 - 29 Jan 2017. Sebastian Schmieg uses Google’s reverse image search engine to unpack the growing narratives around the infamous image of Lena Söderberg.
15 Jul - 25 Sep 2016. Nina Manandhar explores Soho's rich cultural history within the multiple scenes, movements and communities that have made the area what it was and is today.
14 Apr - 3 Jul 2019. Three projects by Nicholas O'Brien, Jesse McLean and SISV in which software environments blur and complicate the distinctions between drawing and photography.
22 Jan - 3 Apr 2016. 15 artists, scientists and theorists playfully consider the politics and aesthetics of slideware, while speculating on the future of image production.
2 Oct 2015 - 10 Jan 2016. Witness a series of forensic experiments monitoring bodily decomposition through the robotic eyes of a 3D laser scanner.
17 Jul - 15 Sep 2015. 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.
6 Feb - 15 Apr 2015. 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.
4 Dec 2014 - 28 Jan 2015. 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.
4 Oct - 3 Dec 2014. 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.
1 Aug - 2 Oct 2014. 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...
17 Jan - 9 Apr 2014. Alan Warburton presents a sequence of surreal episodes activated by and centred around various bodies of light.
11 Oct 2013 - 15 Jan 2014. Drawing on historical archives, stock images, contemporary media and the world wide web, the display reflects changes in the representation of motherhood.
18 Apr - 7 Jul 2013. Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied will present a non-stop stream of video captures of Geocities and its archival ruins.
28 Mar - 17 Apr 2013. 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 demo videos online.
18 Jan - 25 Mar 2013. The project moves through a succession of hyper-real, lobbies, office spaces, cars and lounge rooms using a virtual camera.
12 Oct 2012 - 6 Jan 2013. Individuals and communities respond to the phenomenon of cat photography, the web’s dominant image culture, and share their own collections.
15 Sep - 10 Oct 2012. Meta Incognita is a time-lapsed video of over 500 still images captured by a public weather webcam in Kimmirut on Baffin Island, Canada.
11 Jul - 1 Aug 2012. 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.
19 May - 10 Jul 2012. 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.