September 2016

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At the end of last month Iain Sargeant from Another Place magazine asked to publish some of my work from Unseen Landscapes and it came out in early September. You can see it here. I love Iain’s photography and the work that he publishes so was very happy to be featured.

I am currently shortlisted for two exhibitions. The photographs I put forward are from different recent bodies of work – one which has never been shown before.

I have also just signed a contract with a French magazine who wish to publish some work and hopefully this will be within the next month or two. I’m excited about this because it will be the first time a selection of images from this series is published.

While my project is on hold, I have been continuing to photograph in Sussex and a couple of different themes have emerged. One is the sea level series which I have been adding to over the past month.

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Summer Sale

Every year I have a summer sale to help with autumn production costs and this year I’m offering 3 different prints for sale at 8×10 inches each. Small editions and small prices! The photographs are: Beach (2016); Riverbed Stories #26 (2014); and Black river (2015). Each photograph is printed on Canson Baryta paper, signed and numbered, each in an edition of 10 and for sale at £50 + postage. Prints comes with certificate. Contact me at mandy@mandywilliams.com if interested! Sale ends 31 August. Larger prints are available in smaller editions – prices on application.

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August 2016

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Last month some of my photographs from Unseen Landscapes made the longlist for the CHARLIE SMITH LONDON ANTHOLOGY 2016 prize. 40 of us were longlisted – it’s always highly competitive (last year there were 900 submissions) – so I was happy to have got that far, particularly as photography was not widely represented.  The judges were Philly Adams (Senior Director, Saatchi Gallery), Zavier Ellis (Director, CHARLIE SMITH LONDON), Stephanie Grose (Collector), Andrew Salgado (Artist) and Heike Strelow (Director, Galerie Heike Strelow). The exhibition is currently on at the gallery – well worth seeing.

Since mid July I have been photographing in different locations for the start of a new series. I am not posting any of these images yet, but while I have been pursuing this project I have also been adding to work that started when I was shooting the Frame video at the end of 2015/early 2016. I’ve added some of these images to my website.

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July 2016

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Just a quick post to share some photos from my exhibition, River Stories Unseen Landscapes, at Gallery 7 – Pie Factory, Margate.

The show ran from 17 – 22 June and was a great experience. The Pie Factory is in the centre of the old town, so on the radar for local people and visitors. I was surprised by the number of people who saw the show and had some wonderful conversations with local artists and friends, Londoners visiting Margate for the day and visitors from Europe. A lot of creative people are drawn to the area, not just for the Turner Contemporary. There are plenty of artist studios and interesting projects – I hope to get down again later this month.

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Travelling to Kent during the exhibition gave me time to develop some existing ideas. I have been planning a project for a while and this month will be able to shoot in different locations and see if the project can work. Time to move on!

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June 2016

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May 2016

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Earlier this month I found out that my video, Riverbed Stories was shortlisted for the British Women’s Art award 2016 alongside work from 12 other artists. The video, produced in 2015, was the conclusion to a project I had worked on for a couple of years and been very absorted by, so to have it acknowledged this way is really nice.

In June I’ll be having a solo exhibition, River Stories, Unseen Landscapes, at Gallery 7 – Pie Factory, Margate. There will be colour work from the Riverbeds which has never been shown before, alongside some black and white photographs and video stills, and it will be the first time that images from the Unseen Landscapes series are exhibited. I’m looking forward to spending a week in Margate – seeing friends from the area, visiting exhibitions at the Turner and enjoying time by the sea.

At the end of this month I’ll be in a group exhibition, Scenes from the City: Urban Photography, at the Riverside Gallery, Richmond. Twenty two photographers are in the show, which runs from 28 May – 16 July.

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April 2016

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At the end of March #Photography Magazine’s new issue was published and I have four images from the Frozen series featured. The quarterly online and print magazine is curated by Genea Bailey and Daisy Ware Jarret and features a large selection of interesting photographic work – the current issue can be seen here.

Work from the same series was featured on Fleur & Arbor’s photography blog this month as Jasmine and Olivia invited me to write a guest post about the images. A larger selection from the series has also been featured on their platform.

At the end of March the spring issue of the London Independent Photography Magazine, fLIP, was published and I went along to the launch evening with some friends. Here’s one of my photographs from the Frame series in the magazine.

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I have been photographing a lot the last couple of months, trying out some new ideas. It’s been great to be out on location again – will see if these develop into a new project.

Also heard that I have some work going into a group exhibition in London next month which I’m looking forward to – more to follow.

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March 2016

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This month the focus is on publications. In early March I published a book with many of the Frame photographs and video images. I really enjoyed working on it – a preview of the book can be seen here.

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Cary Benbow, a contributing writer to Lensculture and F-stop magazine and editor of Wobneb magazine on contemporary photography, recently published a feature on my Riverbed Stories and Unseen Landscapes work. It’s really well-written and I’m delighted that he selected my photography for publication. The full article can be seen here.

Also very happy to have had Riverbed Stories featured as a photo essay on KALTBLUT Magazine, a magazine for Art, Fashion, Media, based out of Berlin.  They have a huge readership and it’s a different audience for my work. It can be seen here.

Next week, the spring issue of the London Independent Photography Magazine, fLIP, is published and I have a couple of photographs featured from the Frame series, the first time this work has been published in a magazine. Looking forward to seeing it – it’s always well produced and this issue’s theme Lost/Found should be an interesting one.

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January 2016

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At the end of December I was in West Sussex shooting more footage for the Frame video. I was able to collect a lot of material which I edited down into a short 3.33 piece. The video has been made to accompany an ongoing series of photographs at the same location. I wanted it to show a progression from figuration to abstraction and from a wide perspective towards a single frame. It’s the most abstract work I’ve done in a while. It can be seen here.

This month Riverbed Stories video will be showing in Brighton, having been selected for Short Circuit’s, ‘Town and Country’ curated experimental film screening.

Also at the end of the month, I shall once again be taking part in Visual Aid’s benefit event, Postcards from the Edge, happening this year at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.  Last year’s work sold, hoping the same will happen this year.

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December 2015

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As we come to the end of 2015 I am putting together some ideas for a new video and a separate audio work which I hope to produce early next year. I have started to experiment and am excited by the thought of building up an exhibition around this work.

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From Frozen series (c) Mandy Williams 2015

Earlier this month I was approached by photographer/curators Jasmine and Olivia from Fleur and Arbor, to be interviewed for their photography blog and the feature can be seen here.

In mid December I took part in an open house print party with photographer friends Elisabeth Blanchet and Agnes Villette which was a great idea – a full day of interesting conversations, new friendships as well as print sales.

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