Jason Wilde

VERA & JOHN AND ATHENS

VERA & JOHN

Vera & John continues to slowly make its way in the wider world. The Vera & John photobook has been selected for the 2017 Athens Photo Festival and will play a small and intimate part in their photobook exhibition.

Dates: Athens Photo Festival will be held from 12 June to 30 July at the Benaki Museum.


JWFPS 01 MAGAZINE PUBLISHED

JASON WILDE’S FREE PORTRAIT STUDIO

Published by Butchers Hook Books, London, 2017.

Jason Wilde’s Free Portrait Studio started life in 2009 under a railway bridge in Chalk Farm, London. Since then, 51 makeshift portrait studios were set-up inside a variety of venues in and around the London Borough of Camden. Visitors to these venues were then invited to have their portrait taken in return for a free A4 black and white portrait.

2224 people accepted that invitation.



Equal parts English history, cultural anthropology and human narrative, the photographs eschew the overtly conceptual motifs of much contemporary portraiture in favour of the descriptive powers of the medium. This on-going body of work aims to reflect the complex nature of contemporary English society through multiple individual portraits.

The ongoing nature of the project and the number of images already made offer up a wealth of interesting editing opportunities and JWFPS 01 is the first in a series of magazines that will explore this evolving archive of portraits.

Available from the Butchers Hook Books shop

42 pages

170 gsm 

20 colour illustrations 

220 x 280 x 8 mm 

Softcover 

1. Edition 04/2017






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