PhotoBath is holding its annual exhibition from Tuesday 25th – Sunday 30th September 2018, 10.00am – 6.00pm
Venue: 44AD Artspace , 4 Abbey Street, Bath, BA1 1NN
Evening event: 6-8pm Tuesday 25th September
Photography alludes to the stopping of time, the preservation of a moment – yet time is fluid. Therefore, the photograph must remain unfinished.
In a new exhibition of work, PhotoBath, the photography non-profit collective based in Bath, has taken Unfinished as the theme for the 2018 exhibition of its members’ work. PhotoBath is all about fine art and documentary imagery, and this exhibition explores each photographer’s visual and storytelling interpretation of a given scene, rather than a politically motivated commentary.
Contributors have submitted a diverse range of remarkable interpretations to a theme that is prescient but sometimes difficult to determine and articulate. How do you photograph something Unfinished? Where do you begin to look and can you recognise it? Sometimes it may be obvious but on other occasions you don’t know what you’re aware of it until you see it.
This richly endowed exhibition running for six days consists of 25 remarkable, thought-provoking images; sometimes illustrating humorous juxtapositions or containing intriguing background narratives, reflections and meaning that challenge attitudes and interpret the theme. They challenge what we might think we know; or illustrate a collision of contexts that we might decipher in everyday life; or even highlight the banality of our assumptions and the cheapness of casual conclusions.
Much of the work is for sale, subject to the photographers’ permission, but visitors may at least take away a newly discovered alternative outlook.