Exhibition: ‘Symbiosis’. London Alternative Photography Collective. 18th to 28th January 2024

Private view Thursday 18th of January 6.30 to 9.30. Including Photo-scanner synth demo by Hack Modular.

‘Symbiosis’ is a group exhibition exploring the relationship between image makers, the more-than-human, and alternative photographic processes. When working with analogue and alternative photographic processes, light, water, and botanicals are harvested to expose, process, tone and transform work. During this transformation, there is dependency on non-human elements.

Questions to consider within this exhibition:

What are the connections between symbiosis and alternative photography? …  Is nature a collaborator or a commodity in alternative photography processes?


What does it mean to be in relationship with a landscape or a plant for extended periods of time – to witness the interplay between individual species within their ecosystems? What is the role of artistic testimony when witnessing symbiosis within these relationships?

Whether by process or theme, this exhibition documents interspecies relationships – including those between humans and non-humans. Photographic and momentary, they are mid-relationship – we can only guess the before and after.

How do we bear witness to symbiotic relationships between different species, alongside our responsibility to acknowledge that the true definition of symbiosis is both parasitic and mutualistic? Much like alternative photographic processes, balance and equilibrium are essential to symbiosis.

Closing event & artist tour: Saturday 27 January 2024 4-7.30pm.

Alice Watkins / Anna Kroeger / Anna Luk / Anna Lukala / Catriona Gray / Constanza Isaza Martinez / Ed Sykes / Eileen White / Eric Fong / Esme Papa / Hayley Harrison
Imogen Locke / Katrina Stamatopoulous / Ky Lewis / Leanne Wiggers / Magda Kuca
Megan Ringrose / Nettie Edwards / Paeony Lewis / Roelof Bakker / Sayako Sugawara Sophia Sherwood / Walter and Zoniel

Text: Hayley Harrison
Images: Ky Lewis and Hayley Harrison
Organised by Melanie King, Ky Lewis and Hayley Harrison.

Opening Times: Wed – Fri 14:00 to 19:00 Sat: 16:00 to 19:00 Sun: 13:30 to 19:00

Evening Events opening: 19:30 to 22:00




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