STOLEN FACES

02 Apr 20 — 05 Apr 20
Exhibition
Additional info: Friday 3rd April 7-10pm
STOLEN FACES

an exhibition of photography by
EMILIA CARRILLO

Show: 2-5 April 2020
Open Evening: Friday 3rd April 7-10pm
Artist Talk: Sunday 5th of April 2020 1pm
‘Photography and Survivorship, a personal experience’ - please RSVP here: https://facebook.com/events/s/artist-talk-photography-surviv/886443348464264/?ti=icl

This exhibition displays a series of portraits taken in London over the course of two years. Centred around individuals, who were unsure or unaware that they were being looked at, these images were shot using a mobile phone, as a way to help the photographer in her purpose of preserving the candour of the moment, by remaining virtually unnoticed.

The nature of this particular style of shooting makes it unlikely for the artist to build a rapport with the subject before capturing their image. Any personality trait or backstory that, in more traditional forms of portraiture, might assist in the creation of the final photograph are here forfeited in favour of the viewer's personal take on each one of the characters.

By inviting us to imagine the story beyond the frame, Carrillo seeks to explore our perception of others, and how it is influenced by our own circumstances, suggesting that the anonymity of the men and women here depicted speaks more about the observer than the observed.

Born in Quito- Ecuador, Carrillo relocated to London in 2018, a couple of years after completing a Master's degree at King's College London. Her career has always revolved around image, working as editor, producer, and post producer in several Ecuadorian television stations and production companies. Her name is credited in the Award-winning films The Longest Night (Gabriela Calvache, 2019) and Measuring the World (Detlev Buck, 2012). This is her first London exhibition. She is a breast cancer survivor and a fitness enthusiast.

This show is dedicated to Emilia’s sister, Irene, who is currently undergoing treatment for a brain tumour. The profits made by the artist will go directly to Irene, to help her continue with physical rehabilitation and chemotherapy.

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