December 2017

Last weekend I was really happy to see that a series of my Sea Level photographs had been published on L'Oeil de La Photographie as one of their three portfolios. I like this magazine (which is published in English and French) very much. Its news about photography is consistently varied and interesting and they have a large readership across the world. I feel fortunate to have had my work featured.

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My photograph, Unseen Landscape 28 is currently in the London Independent Photography annual exhibition.  It's held at the Truman Brewery this year and I dropped by yesterday to take a look. Always enjoy seeing what work is being shown and the new venue seemed to be attracting lots of visitors. The show finishes this Monday 11 December.

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November 2017

shots magazine2017 Earlier this month I received the autumn issue of Shots, a US photography magazine that's been running for 31 years and now has a new editor. I'd submitted some photos from  the Sea Level series to them a few months ago and it was a really great surprise to find out that I had one included. There is some stunning photography in the Transition issue and I loved how my work has been paired with Marc von Martial's image. I am not sure if it's available in the UK other than by subscription.

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The London Group Open exhibition Part 2 opened this week at the Cello Factory with a very busy private view. I am really happy with the placement of my work inside the gallery - it's shown here with work by Patricia Volk and John Crossley. The exhibition continues until Friday 1 December and there is a huge variety of work on display. I particularly liked the videos playing upstairs and work by Jane Hoodless, Jo Brown, Judith Jones and Martin Heron. If you're near Waterloo, the show is open 2 - 6pm each day.

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October 2017

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Sea Level 03 (c) Mandy Williams 2017

I was happy to find out last month that my photograph Sea Level 03 had been selected for The London Group Open exhibition. The exhibition is in two parts, and I'll be exhibiting in Part II, which runs 22 November - 1 December at the Cello Factory, SE1. Really looking forward to seeing the show.

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Since August I've been photographing on location in Sussex for a new project, returning to places that I knew and wrote about in my diary when I was a teenager, in some cases leaving the pages for someone to find. I've used my old diaries before in a project called Re-Collect, and in both cases it's not been about nostalgia - though it is strange to revisit places after such a long time - but more a process of 'mapping one history over another', intentionally destroying something from the past to create something new. I'll post some more from this series in a couple of months.

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Early this month I went to the Frieze Art Fair and was later invited by Fleur & Arbor, an online platform for showcasing the work of emerging photographers and supporting female artists, to contribute some photographs and a small intro to their blog. It has been published here.

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After wanting to visit the Venice Biennale for several years, I finally got there last weekend. I hadn't visited Venice in the autumn since I was a student but the mist and shimmering light brought back a lot of memories and it was a wonderful visit. Not a lot of time to experience the Biennale but saw as much as possible. Particularly liked Phyllida Barlow at the British Pavilion, Anne Imhof's Faust at the German Pavilion, and Dirk Braeckman at Belgian Pavilion but other favourites included Vajiko Chachkhiani, Georgian Pavilion, Jason deCaires Taylor, Grenada Pavilion and Egill Sæbjörnsson, Icelandic Pavilion.

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