PORTRAIT OF BRITAIN 2017
British Journal of Photography Portrait of Britain 2017
The work (pictured) of Photography Norwich University of the Arts graduate Kerry Curl has been selected to be one of 100 photographs to feature in the prestigious British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain exhibition.
Chosen from more than 8,000 submissions, Kerry’s work will be on show around the country on a network of digital screens in public places: from airports to shopping malls.
The exhibition also features portraits by renowned photographers John Tonks, Jenny Lewis, Laura Pannack and David Severn. Kerry’s portrait came from a creative collaboration with the model, India, and BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion Lecturer Alex Hill.
“Joined by mutual friend and stylist Alex Hill, the shoot is part of a body of work which explores how a vintage influence can be contemporary; curating from the past does not mean that the images themselves are ‘retro’. These style influences are all around us in the here and now, they are current.” The portrait also reflects an ongoing interest that Kerry covered in her NUA dissertation: “the continuing influence of the seventies on image-makers.” Today, Kerry splits her time between Norwich and London with a focus on fashion and portrait work and is developing a practice in documenting shows – including London Fashion Week – from backstage.
View Kerry's award winning entry and see the entire exhibition online - http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk/india/
Photography: Kerry Curl
Styling: Alex Hill
Model: India Aono-Bilson