& PHOEBE KIELY
Vanessa Winship and Phoebe Kiely
Cooke’s Studios, Barrow-in-Furness
8th October – 7th November 2021
Opening Times: Wed – Sat, 10am-5pm
This exhibition brings together for the first time the work of two acclaimed British social documentary photographers, Vanessa Winship & Phoebe Kiely.
Vanessa Winship presents a new body of work inspired by her time on the West Coast of Cumbria. Her attention focuses not only on what she sees, but also pays attention to other senses, whilst at the same time embracing serendipity and coincidence. In her new exhibition, Winship’s striking and poetic images will be pieced together into several visually connecting series, to reveal a portrait of our times linking both the past with the present, one that poses questions for our future.
Phoebe Kiely will present a new series for West Coast Photo, featuring over 70 pictures of her time on the west coast, capturing people, landscapes, industry and urban spaces. Kiely’s distinctive images are printed in the traditional way, using analogue photography developed by hand in a darkroom. She was 2016’s Portrait of Britain winner & has been featured in the British Journal of Photography’s “Ones to Watch” and listed in The Guardian’s “Next Generation Photographers – Hottest New Talent”.
About Vanessa Winship
Regarded as one of Britain’s most acclaimed documentary photographers, in 2011 Vanessa Winship was recipient of the prestigious Henri Cartier Bresson foundation (HCB) award. Her first mid-career survey was held at Fundacion Mapfre in Madrid in 2014, followed by a major solo show at the Barbican Art gallery in 2018. She is author and subject of several monographs including the acclaimed books Sweet Nothings and She Dances on Jackson. In 2019 Tate Britain acquired a collection of her work.
About Phoebe Kiely
Phoebe Kiely’s distinctive images are printed in the traditional way, using analogue photography developed by hand in a darkroom. She was 2016’s Portrait of Britain winner and has been featured in the British Journal of Photography’s “Ones to Watch”. She was also listed in The Guardian’s “Next Generation Photographers – Hottest New Talent”. Her photography focuses on every aspect of the process & is strongly influenced by chiaroscuro – the use of strong contrasts between light & dark.