Honorable Mention / 2021 / Nature / Trees


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    Julie Derbyshire
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This work, Attunement, forms part of the artist's response to the interior and exterior spaces of her restricted domain during the pandemic. Noticing that throughout the months of lockdown her vision has become more forensic, more attuned to the beauty, textures and forms of her local landscape and to the details of her living environment, Julie Derbyshire's work explores the dichotomy of confinement and freedom through an intermingling of visual motifs.

My practice is informed by the materiality and representation of the landscape and still life objects. Where we encounter shape and form, I see also fragility and transience. Using photography as both medium and illusion, I engage in making and disrupting the boundaries of the traditional image to explore the contingencies of existence. By introducing materials, processes and dimensionality, I create work that plays with object and photographic trace.

BA Photography (1st Class), University of Westminster (2015)
MA Photography (Distinction), London College of Communication (2017)

Awards 2017 Photofusion Prize
2016, 2018 Tokyo International Foto Awards, Honourable Mentions
2016 Moscow International Foto Awards, Honourable Mention
2016 Fine Art Photography Awards, Nominee
2016 La Grande Photo International Photography Awards, Finalist
2016 Arte Laguna Prize, Venice, Photographic Art, Finalist
2015 Travers Smith Art Awards, Finalist
2014, 2016 PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris, Honourable Mentions