Andrea Hamilton AH Studio
Juror’s Honorable Mention and exhibition Landscapes at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins

Las Encantadas No.3, which is part of the series Las Encantadas, has been shortlisted for the exhibition Landscapes at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Juror, Chantel Paul, was the person in charge of the curation. In addition, the picture has been also awarded with the Juror’s Honourable Mention. This photograph is part of the project Las encantadas developed in 2010. For this series of pictures carried out at Galapagos Islands, I dived into the idea of the landscape as an attitude that is capable to express emotions and feelings. In a way, I’ld like to show the sublime unexplored encounters in which one can uncover enrichment and meaning. For this body of work, the historical controversy regarding Pictorialism in photography was used as a starting point. Pictorialism was an international style and aesthetic movement that dominated photography during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a style in which the photographer has somehow manipulated what would otherwise be a straightforward photograph, as a mean of “creating” an image rather than simply capturing it. Relating this to our present moment, and assuming that the media revolution has reached a point in which the digital brushes have been replaced by the physical ones, I intended to use this contemporary tool, which is digital photography, in order to reproduce the emotions I experienced in these Islands. The title of the project comes from one of the first maps of the area, in which the following note was included: “Enchanted Islands”. I found this adjective —in Ecuadorian Spanish “Las Encantadas”— very pertinent with the emotion I was trying to express: the Galapagos as an unreal and magical space out-of-the-world, where human touch is barely visible. This picture is currently exhibited at the The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado — a non-profit organization founded by photographers in 2004.

7th Julia Margaret Cameron Award

Clodagh, was shortlisted for the 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers within the portrait category. This year a group of 103 images were selected by the well-known photographer and juror Jill Greenberg, from 1,203 participants from 51 different countries. Currently in its 7th edition, this prize is an open call for woman photographers that includes different sections such as landscape, portrait or documentary, among other themes. The award aims to create a platform to recognize women through the years, and within the world of photography itself. The shortlisted work is part of an ongoing project with an approach towards the art narratives and morality of 19th century‘s early feminism, taking inspiration from names such as Virginia Woolf, Julia Margaret Cameron or Vanessa Bell. By focusing on these writers and artists I aim to investigate the beginning of this ideological movement and its essence since, in my opinion, this relies on the realm of the domestic. These women created liberating realities from the intimacy of their homes using photography, painting or literature on an attempt to reach freedom, or perhaps an ability to choose, that society could not offer to them yet. For the first time an art practice became a radical form of representation as it was used as a way of undermining the role of women in society. In this series of portraits, the methodology has to do with the domestic idea of life for women, through the creation of specific scenes, to register moments of intimacy – the privacy of the self. On the other hand, I also try to create theatrical instants of disruption in which the spectator can make an educational guess, can find himself in a moment of tension that reveals that something is about to happen. Clodagh alludes to a stillness in time.  Finally, I would like to create an analytical glance towards the past in order to relate this particular movement of the 19th century with the renewed critical forms of the present by the means of photography.

“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.”
― Virginia Woolf

Finalist at Art Prize Laguna

Andrea Hamilton’s work was exhibited at the Arsenale from 21st March to 5th April, 2015.

Anthony Downey Talk at AH Studio

Here are some pictures from the latest lecture that Anthony Downey gave at AH Studio in London on March 9th 2016. His talk was focused on Contemporary Arab from the Middle East. Anthony is Editor-in-Chief of Ibraaz, the leading critical forum on visual culture in North Africa and the Middle East founded in 2011. The long-term ambition of Ibraaz is to contribute critically and creatively to the production of cultural knowledge about contemporary artistic production within the Arab world and beyond. Please see:

Jennifer Campbell’s Exhibition Curated by Marcelle Joseph at AH Studio

We are pleased to present Jennifer Campbell’s work Power Puff Princess at AH Studio today. Please join us for her talk at 11am along with Marcelle Joseph, curator of the two-day pop up show. We would like to share some of her new amazing artworks with you, so please take a look at the images of her most recent body of work produced for the occasion. We hope you like as much as we do. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need further information about her projects. In the meantime, here is the artist’s website and Marcelle Joseph Projects’ with more information about forthcoming events.

Moving Frontiers and The Art of Publishing and Collecting

Constructing Worlds is an exhibition on the relationship between photography and architecture taking place at the Barbican Centre between September 25, 2014 and January 11, 2015. It brings together eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and perceive the world around us. On Monday November 24 Barbican Associate Curator Alona Pardo spoke at my studio, along with well-known architect Charles Zana. Many ideas behind their works are close to my art practice. Charles Zana’s trademark is his interest in art ability to reshape architectural volumes to provide a setting for the owners’ art and collectibles. In addition, Pardo explained the process of putting together the work of the artists featured in the show. Moving Frontiers took place as a collaboration with the new and inspiring website initiated by Laure Ghoula-Houri: http://arkitexture.comMoving Frontiers was followed by another event on Tuesday 25 in which entertaining art dealer, writer and curator Kenny Schachter. These two events emerged as an attempt to initiate a dialogue between disciplines within the art world. I believe art is ultimately a way of sharing knowledge, an opportunity to meet new and inspiring people and a chance to rethink our world.