Media Wall

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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Heather Dewey-Hagborg: How Do You See Me?

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.

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Exhibiting ImageNet

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? 

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Ana Pfaff - Mediterrani

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.

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Sam Lavigne - The Infinite Campaign

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.

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Jenny Odell - Neo-Surreal

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.

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Camera Ludica

14 May - 31 July 2018. A Video Game Photography walkthrough exploring the recent phenomenon of what is often called in-game photography.

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Tomorrow's Nipple

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.  

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Mario Klingemann - Neurography

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.

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Wendy McMurdo - Indeterminate Objects (Classrooms)

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.

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Food for Being Looked At

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.

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

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.

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Joey Holder - Selachimorpha

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’.

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

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.

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What Soho Wore

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.

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Contours

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.

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PowerPoint Polemics: Speculative Slideware on the Future of Images

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.

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ScanLAB Projects - Horizontal Humans

2 Oct 2015 - 10 Jan 2016. Witness a series of forensic experiments monitoring bodily decomposition through the robotic eyes of a 3D laser scanner.

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d(^_^)b

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.

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James Bridle - Seamless Transitions

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.

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Penelope Umbrico - Sun/Screen

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.

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Erica Scourti - So Like You

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.

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Face to Facebook

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...

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Alan Warburton - Spherical Harmonics

17 Jan - 9 Apr 2014. Alan Warburton presents a sequence of surreal episodes activated by and centred around various bodies of light.

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Motherlode

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.

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One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age

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.

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Anthony Antonellis - Photoshop Skillz

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.

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Jon Rafman - Brand New Brand New Paint Job

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.

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

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.

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Pierre Tremblay - Meta Incognita: Summer Variations

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.

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Susan Sloan - Studies in Stillness: Motion Capture Portraits

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.

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Born in 1987: The Animated GIF

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.

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