The Miniclick Photography Talks are pleased to announce that Alma Haser and Natasha Caruana will be joining us for the culmination of our month of events dedicated to Women in Photography, and giving talks on their work on Thursday March 28th, 7pm (doors at 6pm). Free Entry at The Old Market.
Born in Germany in 1989, Alma Haser moved to the UK in 1995 and gained a BA in Photography from Nottingham Trent University before moving to London in autumn 2011. Her shortlisted portrait, taken in her house in South London, is of friends Luke and James who have known each other since they were 12. Struck by their hairstyles, an East London bowl cut, Haser initially planned to take separate portraits but it was difficult to get them to focus so decided to photograph them together. She says ‘I asked them to sit on a tiny, wobbly coffee table, forcing them to almost cling onto each other. I wanted to exaggerate their amazing size difference, by making Luke slouch and James sit bolt upright. The title is designed to help the viewer make up his or her story about what is going on.’ Haser’s work has been included in over 10 exhibitions internationally, her work received third place in the People’s Choice for Foto8 Summer Show 2012, and Fourth prize in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Her work was shortlisted for the National Magazine Awards in 2007 and the Deutsche Bank Pyramid prize in 2008. In 2010 Caruana was named as the one to watch in the Royal Photographic Society Journal, featured in the British Journal of Photography and selected by the Humble Arts Foundation as one of 18 leading female art photographers working in the UK.
Thursday, March 28th, 7pm (doors at 6pm). Free Entry at The Old Market.