D Wiafe, Gemma-Rose Turnbull, Eva Sajovic and Wright & Vandame

22 February – 17 March 2018

A group exhibition of socially-engaged photography by Eva Sajovic, Gemma-Rose Turnbull, D. Wiafe, and Wright & Vandame. Curated by Anthony Luvera.





In September 2016, Photofusion launched a participatory photography residency programme to enable four emerging artists to work with communities across South London, while receiving mentorship and opportunities for developing and sharing their practice. Over 100 artists applied after attending developmental workshops, and an esteemed judging panel made up of Wendy Ewald (Artist), Christiane Monarchi (Photomonitor), Gina Glover (Artist), Lizzy King (Photofusion), and Anthony Luvera (Artist) selected the four artists whose projects are showcased in this exhibition.

Taking Part | Gemma-Rose Turnbull

Taking Part | © Gemma-Rose Turnbull

The artists’ collaborative projects span a range of communities and contexts, from young people in Pollard’s Hill Estate; the customers, passers-by and residents local to the Brixton Pound community cafe; tenants and customers of the Elephant and Castle shopping centre; to the residents and local community services of Railton Road.

Taking Part | Wright & Vandame

Taking Part | © Wright & Vandame

Collectively, all of the work on show expresses the points of view of the participants alongside the artists as together they used photography to represent themselves and the things that matter to them.

Taking Part | D Wiafe

Taking Part | © D Wiafe

On the 10th March, we will host an artist-led symposium, to expand on ideas explored in each of the resident projects through a panel event and a series of talks to engage with dialogues explored in the wider realm of participatory practice and socially engaged work.

Taking Part | Eva Sajovic

Taking Part | © Eva Sajovic

EXHIBITION EVENT | Taking Part Talks
Saturday 10 March, 10:00 – 16:30
Brixton Community Base, Talma Rd, Brixton, London SW2 1AS

Coinciding with Taking Part curated by Anthony Luvera, Photofusion presents a day of talks exploring how issues related to representation and engagement, intentions and benefits, ethics and aesthetics, and process and product play out in socially engaged photography.

Sophie Hope, Birkbeck
Eva Sajovic, Artist
Gemma-Rose Turnbull, Artist
D. Wiafe, Artist
Wright & Vandame, Artist
Mariam Zulfiqar, UP Projects

Free entry | Register here