Evolver Prize 2019

‘REGIONS OF LIGHT’

18 May - 2 July

Jem Southam is a photographer, traditional in approach and in his use of equipment, until recently. For forty years he has been lugging a large format camera and a heavy tripod across the fields in search of a subject. Once identified, he has returned repeatedly to the same spot, photographing it in different lights at different times of day and in different environmental conditions. Southam is a storyteller, weaving together a complex narrative of human intervention, the response of the landscape and his own interpretation of the changes he observes.


He photographs the same place over a number of years. Winter light, winter trees are his preference and he frequently returned after sitting for an hour or more with just one photograph. He waits for the optimum conditions, “atmosphere, light and colour range have to be right, otherwise there is no point”.

Address: Hestercombe Gallery, Hestercombe Gardens, CHIDDEN FITZPAINE, Taunton, TA2 8LG

Phone: 01823 413923

Website: www.hestercombe.com



Evolver Prize 2019 Top 50 Entries

FIONA SHAW - City Scape 7 NOAH WARNES - Skull Series - 1 BRYAN LAVELLE - Tipping Point #1 KATHERINE TAYLOR - Human Error LYNDA RUTH BROWN - Landwork 2 Golden Cap DEBBIE LEE - Sack Race STEVEN MARSHALL - Very Them SHARON JAMES - Playa BRIAN RICE - Waculgar GINA MARSHALL - Corfe Castle CLAIRE GLADSTONE - Lino Rocks! 2 TONY MARTIN - Kinsol C REBECCA LISLE - Snow Fall on Cedars ESME LLOYD - Type #1 DAVID BROWNING - Decay of 1,000 Years YVONNE MORTON - Field MICHAEL COPSEY - Glass Head HENNY BURNETT - Carolina House TIM MOUNT - Aftermath JACOB BODILLY - Chamber ANNIE WARD - Bridge KEITH SMITH - Beneath ZOE BARKER - Horse ZOE BARKER - Wallpaper HELEN BRASHER - Coast Walk 1 RICHARD SERCOMBE - Portrait of Frank Hornby ALEX KENNEDY - The Sunday Morning Shopper RODNEY MCFALL - In Search of the Colossal Squid TIM DUKE - Mont Plastique FIONA HINGSTON - Home CHRIS DUNSEATH - Hinton Oak with Cern Plan GEOFF SHILLITO - Head on Yellow DAVID SMITH - A Few Lines of Magic for Simon MARK BROOKES - Mask VICTORIA MARDON - Sunbeams PAULINE PEARCE - Marblelous BARBARA ROLL - Relaxing Chair CLIVE BIRNIE - The Ghosts of Tiananmen Square STEPHANIE MAX - Plastic World #2 LOUISE TUNNARD - Dissolving Form PRUDENCE MALTBY - Glad Eye DAVID SMITH - Colourful Black Square 19 LUCAS WESCHKE - Man with Fish ANDREW DAVEY - Apex ZARA MCQUEEN - As The Crow Flies (detail) CLAIRE GLADSTONE - Lino Rocks! 1 DAVID BROOKE - A Flight of Fancy ANNA WEBB - The Wall KEITH ROGERS - Sound Waves REMY LLOYD - Aspirateur Extreme


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