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Mental and physical turmoil flow in David Uzochukwu’s surreal portraits

Each year, British Journal of Photography presents its Ones To Watch – a group of emerging image-makers, chosen from hundreds of nominations by international experts. Throughout September, BJP-online is sharing their profiles, originally published in issue #7898 of the magazine. David Uzochukwu is one of five Ones to Watch selected by British Journal of Photography to exhibit as part of Futures festival, which takes place throughout October. David Uzochukwu’s contorted bodies ripple through space — bent, tense, naked. A figure lies beside a pink lake, its back turned, red oozing from beneath its waist. A nude, amorphous form strides out before the ripples of a sunset, arms elongated; muscles tensed. A bare torso emerges from swathes of long grass; a limp figure, with jagged fins, lies slumped atop another man.  “I always want to build a haven through my images, perhaps it is in response to how the spaces I move through receive me,” reflects the 21-year-old photographer, represented by Galerie Number 8, whose fantastical frames carve out space for the multifaceted forms that inhabit …


BJP Staff