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7 Photography Exhibitions Closing in September 2021

By 26th August 2021September 6th, 2021No Comments

Summer may be coming to a close but that doesn’t mean fun is finished for the year. As children are back in class and the nights seem to be setting in sooner, check out our list of women in photography exhibitions that you do not want to miss.  

Exhibitions all feature at least one Heroine as we continue to celebrate women in photography. Crossing continents, the list includes photography exhibitions in New York to Antwerp, Cardiff to France, getting you back to the culture you love.

Unkempt @ Messums, Wiltshire

Chinese photographer Yan Wang Preston, exhibits in group show in west England.

Messums is delighted to present ‘Unkempt’, an exhibition recognising the advent of a changing aesthetic in landscape – one that is by its nature wild, messy and more empathetic to the environment. Opening in the Long Gallery at Messums Wiltshire this July ‘Unkempt’ showcases established and emerging artists whose work invites questions on how aesthetics can preconfigure our opinion about the environment and help us to discover a different way of finding beauty in our landscape. – Messums Whiltshire

Read more | Closes September 5

Blues @ Ingrid Deuss Gallery, Antwerp

Contemporary photographer, Gohar Dashti experiments with cyanotypes alongside other visual artists.

A group exhibition curated by Joost Vandebrug that brings together seven pioneering artists  who each explore in their original and uncompromising way the historic photographic process of Cyanotypes. – Ingrid Deuss Gallery

Read more | Closes September 4

Joyful Blues @ Bric Brooklyn, New York

One of the leading women in photography, Adama Delphine Fawundu displays new installation in Brooklyn

Adama Delphine Fawundu’s Joyful Blues is a banner and pole installation that combines photographs taken in the late 1990s of Black girls in Brooklyn as well as garra, a fabric design from Sierra Leone, West Africa – BRIC Brooklyn

Read more | Closes September 18

One Day We’ll Understand @ Arles Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles

Singaporean photographer Sim Chi Yin exhibits in one of the leading photography festivals, held in the south of France.

Sim Chi Yin’s project contests historiographies of the so-called Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), where jungles, plantations and villages became battlegrounds for anti-colonial fighters, and British and Commonwealth troops. For Interventions, shown for the first time, Sim combed the British Imperial War Museum’s archive, photographing prints and negatives to merge verso and recto into one plane. Sim introduces further perspectives of the anti-colonial left with two other series: Remnants features landscapes from the conflict in present-day Malaysia and Thailand that still retain traces of war. – Arles Les Rencontres de la Photographie

Read more | Closes September 26

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2021 @ The Photographers’ Gallery, London

Two of the leading women in photography today, Poulomi Basu and Zineb Sedira, exhibit alongside two other nominated photographers.

Highlighting the diverse and innovative nature of their individual practices, the exhibition presents four challenging and wide ranging projects that together amplify universally resonant and relevant themes of representation, virtuality and the environment. – The Photographers’ Gallery

Read more | Closes September 26

Artes Mundi 9 @ National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff

One of America’s leading woman photographers, Carrie Mae Weems exhibits in group show alongside the other awardees.

The exhibition encompasses a myriad of vital topics, including the impact of colonialism, environmental change, the legacies of conflict, and representation. A number of the artists’ contributions include installation, such as Beatriz Santiago Muñozs filmic exploration of Puerto Rican culture and Carrie Mae Weems’ The Push, The Call, The Scream, The Dream — a photographic reflection on the late civil rights activist John Robert Lewis — positioning the transformative capacity of ‘context’ as a conceptual as well as practical influence upon the artworks. – Artes Mundi 9 winners announced by Katherine Riley 

Read more | Closes September 5

Your Gaze Belongs to Me @ Fotografiska, New York

Contemporary photographer Pixy Liao extends her gender-role defying practice for a new exhibition in New York.

One of the most acclaimed women in photography practicing today, Pixy Liao is known for her performative portraits which debunk the conventional gender roles and stereotypes associated with heterosexual relationships. Her latest exhibition, Your Gaze Belongs to Mefeatures images from her ongoing long term project, Experimental Relationship (2007 — ), a series depicting her relationship with her partner and muse, Moro, whom she met while studying in Tennessee in 2006. – Pixy Liao’s role reversal photography series is on display in New York by Shyama Laxman

Read more | Closes September 3