Established in 2008, the annual exhibition and competition FreshFaced+WildEyed gives emerging talent the opportunity to exhibit their work at The Photographers’ Gallery. Showcasing the quality and breadth of graduate work from visual arts courses across the UK, the exhibition and relating programmes celebrate the innovative practices from a range of photographic fields.
Selected by a panel of photographic experts from different backgrounds, artist/photographers have the opportunity to work closely with the exhibitions team to develop their presentation within the exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery (16 June – 5 July 2015) as well as participate in talks and events. This year's panel of judges are Kate Cooper, Autoitalia, Damien Poulain, Oodee Books, AK Dolven, artist and photographer and Brett Rogers, Director The Photographers' Gallery.
Kate Cooper (born 1984, Liverpool) lives and works in London. As co-founder and director of the artist-run organisation Auto Italia, she has initiated projects investigating how artists can work together to invent and create new formats for artistic production. In 2014 she was awarded the Schering Stiftung Art Award and presented her first institutional exhibition at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Past projects include What Will They See Of Me, Jerwood Space, London, and CCA, Glasgow (2014), Viewing Copy, CIC, Cairo (2013), Immaterial Labour Isn’t Working, Auto Italia, London (2013), My Skin Is At War With A World Of Data, Artissima Art Fair, Turin (2012), Auto Italia LIVE, ICA, London (2012), It’s Like Staring Someone Out Who’s Not Even Looking At You, Tate Modern, London (2012).
Based in London, Oodee is an independent publishing house working closely with establish and emerging photographers and dedicate on designing and printing unique contemporary photography books.
Founded in 2011, Oodee is led by Creative Director Damien Poulain. With more than ten years of experience, including award-winning photography books designs, some of Oodee’s titles are part of Martin Parr & Gerry Badger historic volume ‘The Photobook: A History Volume II’.
Oodee promotes the work of young female photographers internationally through its POV Female series and collaborate and publishes the work of photographers such as Pieter Hugo, Charlotte Dumas, Viviane Sassen and Roger Ballen.
A K Dolven lives and works between London and Lofoten (Norway). Her work was included in numerous solo and group exhibitions at international venues, including Ikon, South London Gallery, Wilkinson Gallery, Platform China, Carlier I Gebauer, Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, OSLcontemporary, Oslo, Philadelphia Musuem of Art, Istanbul Bienniale, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Bergen and Bern Kunsthalle. Her work is included in 35 international collections; among others Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery Berlin, Hoffmann and Goetz Collection, Germany and Museum of Contemporary, Norway and KIASMA, Finland. She was awarded the Fred-Thieler Preiz, Germany and Prince Eugen Medal, Sweden.
Brett Rogers OBE (b. 1954, Australia) is the Director of The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Prior to joining the Gallery in November 2005, Rogers worked at the British Council as Visual Arts Deputy Director and Head of Exhibitions. While there, she was responsible for establishing the policy for the photography programme alongside curating and producing stand-out exhibitions from British artists including Anish Kapoor (Venice Biennale, 1991), Damien Hirst (2004); Henry Moore (Hong Kong, 1985) and Cornelia Parker (São Paulo Biennale, 1993). A leading writer and speaker on photography, she is a regular media contributor and participates in numerous panels and conferences on photographic developments and discourse. In 2013, she was appointed a Visiting Fellow at University of the Arts, London in recognition of her key role in developing the photographic medium. Rogers was awarded her OBE for services to arts and media in the Birthday 2014 Honours List.