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Lua Ribeira, Sam Laughlin, and Alejandra Carles-Tolra show new work in Jerwood/Photoworks Awards

Inspired by personal identity, the natural world, and the fear of dying, the three young artists in this year’s Jerwood/Photoworks Awards exhibition are presenting very different work. Picked out as winners in January 2017, all three have received a year of mentoring on their work from industry specialists such as photographer Mitch Epstein, publisher Michael Mack, and gallerist Maureen Paley. They each also received a bursary of £5000 and access to a production fund of another £5000, to make new work which goes on show in London’s Jerwood Space from 17 January-11 March then tours to Bradford and Belfast. 


Ori Gersht’s Floating World

The exhibition will debut the London-based Israeli artist’s latest body of work, a series of photographs capturing the ancient gardens in Buddhist Zen temples in and around Kyoto, Japan. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1967, Gersht received a bachelor’s degree in photography, film and video at the University of Westminster, London, and a master’s degree in photography from the Royal College of Art, London. He currently works out of a studio in the city. Gersht’s photography is nominally of landscapes. Yet there’s a personal element to them; his first major series were photographs of the forests in Western Ukraine where his family hid from the Nazis during World War II. Gersh followed the series up with After War (1998), showing Sarajevo at the end of the war in Bosnia; the White Noise series (2000), shot from the train between Krakow and Auschwitz, and more recently Evaders (2009), where Gersht retraces the steps of his muse Walter Benjamin’s journey across the Spanish Pyrenees. In November 2015, Gersht began work on his Floating World series in …


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