ARTISTS Lydia Goldblatt

Father, 2010-2013
C-type Photographic Hand Print
16 x 16" image size on 20 x 20" paper
Edition of 6
Bee, 2010-2013
C-type Photographic Hand Print
16 x 16" image size on 20 x 20" paper
Edition of 6
Hinterland, 2010-2013
C-type Photographic Hand Print
16 x 16" image size on 20 x 20" paper
Edition of 6
Spent Time, 2010-2013
C-type Photographic Hand Print
16 x 16" image size on 20 x 20" paper
Edition of 6
Mother, 2010-2013
C-type Photographic Hand Print
16 x 16" image size on 20 x 20" paper
Edition of 6
Red Shoes, 2010-2013
C-type Photographic Hand Print
16 x 16" image size on 20 x 20" paper
Edition of 6
Air's Filigree, 2010-2013
C-type Photographic Hand Print
16 x 16" image size on 20 x 20" paper
Edition of 6
Narcissus #2, 2010-2013
C-type Photographic Hand Print
16 x 16" image size on 20 x 20" paper
Edition of 6

Lydia Goldblatt considers themes of origins, transience and emotional experience through a lyrical harnessing of photography’s primary characteristics of light, time and surface. Her quietly powerful and beautifully crafted prints creatively fuse the approaches of both documentary and constructed photography. Tenderly observed portraits and details of the human form are combined with enigmatic still lifes and abstract constructions suggestive of elemental forces. Together, the images examine the impulse for existence paralleled with the act of artistic creation. While complete in themselves, each photograph can be understood as part of a larger whole: an absorbing puzzle reflecting upon the capacity of photography as poetic expression and simultaneously exploring emblems of the cycle of life.

Goldblatt’s series Still Here was recently published as an artist monograph by Hatje Cantz, and is held in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum National Art Library. She was the recipient of the Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Photography Festival in 2014.

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Press

  • New Yorker Photo Booth, feature on Still Here, October 2014
  • Photo District News Online, feature on Still Here, October 2014
  • Slate Magazine blog Behold, feature on Still Here, October 2014
  • Featureshoot, Photo du Jour, September 2014
  • Photomonitor, review of Still Here by Emma Lewis, curator Tate Modern, March 2014
  • De Zeit, review of Still Here, February 2014

Biography

Born in 1978, London
Lives and works in London

Education

2005-2006

MA Photography with Distinction, London College Communications

1997-2001

BA Double Hons French and Italian, 2:1, University College London

Solo Exhibitions

2015

Still Here, Format Festival, Derby

2014

Still Here, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York

2013

Still Here, Felix Nussbaum Museum, Germany

2011

Still Here, Broadbent Gallery, London

2009

And The Word Was God, presentation, Ben Uri Museum, London

2008

And The Word Was God, LIPF International Photography Festival, China
And The Word Was God, Pavilion Gallery, Leeds

2007 

Keeping Time, Tricycle Gallery, London
Keeping Time, John Jones Art Space, London

2006 

Club Series: Lydia Goldblatt and Lucy Levene, Photofusion Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions

2015

The Visual Voice: New Photo Book Narratives, Rayko Gallery, San Francisco

2014
  • Seoul Lunar Photo Fest, South Korea
  • Photography as Installation, Oxford House, London
  • Brighton Photo Biennial, Uncertain States, UK
  • NINE, Uncertain States, Four Corners Gallery, London
  • Tokyo International Photography Festival, Japan
  • Belfast Photo Festival (touring), Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Ireland
  • Portfolio Showcase Vol.6, Center for Fine Art Photography, USA
2013

Spectacle, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast Photo Festival, (selectors Brett Rogers and Alec Soth)

2011
  • Open Here, Hereford Photography Festival, Courtyard Centre for the Arts, UK
  • Transience, Galerie Huit, Arles, France, and touring, China House, Malaysia
  • Foto8 Summershow, Host Gallery, London
2008
  • Family Archives: Lost and Found, curator Val Williams, Skolska 28, Prague
  • Voies Off Festival Exhibition, Rencontre d’Arles, France
2007
  • Pavilion Commissions Award and Exhibition 2007, Photofusion London
  • Map-Reading Abroad, Galerie Fachbereich Gestaltung, Germany
2006
  • Family Archives Lost and Found, curator Val Williams, Eckersley Gallery, London
  • Prostitution: What’s Going On? The Women’s Library, London

Residencies

2010

Artist in Residence, Camberwell College of Arts

2009

Artist in Residence programme and exhibition, Multyfarnam Friary, Ireland

Awards

2014
  • Tokyo International Photography Festival Competition, awarded the Grand Prix
  • Arts Council England Funding Award
2012
  • Magenta Awards: Flash Forward 2012, winner
  • Selected as International Jewish Artist of the Year, Ben Uri Museum, London
  • Renaissance Photography Prize, finalist
  • Vic Odden Award, nominated by Anne Braybon of the National Portrait Gallery
2011
  • Fundacion Botin Residency Award, with Paul Graham, Spain
  • Prix de la Photographie, Gold Prize, Paris
  • Daylight Awards, Juror’s pick, USA
2010

Sovereign European Art Prize, nominated, London

2008
  • Selected as one of Wallpaper Magazine’s Next Generation – Our Stars of Tomorrow
  • BJP Project Assistance Award, finalist, London
2007
  • Pavilion Commissions Award and Exhibition 2007, Photofusion London
  • Cedefop/Photomuseum Award, exhibited finalist, Greece
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