HackelBury Fine Art is pleased to present three artists exhibiting at Paris Photo for the first time: Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer, Oli Kellett, and Alys Tomlinson.
Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer (b. 1978, former Yugoslavia) works with wet plate collodion photograms in the darkroom. Her practice is informed by an experimental approach to early photographic processes and her interest in the image as object. The Elemental Forms series, which will be on view at Paris Photo, walks a line between abstraction and figuration.
Oli Kellett (b. 1983, United Kingdom) has dedicated his practise for the past decade to his unique approach to street photography, where he explores topics such as patience and chance in the urban setting and our relationship with the crossroad. A deep and delicate sense of the meaning of ‘waiting’ emerges from his photographs. Oli Kellett won two prizes at the Royal Academy 2018 Summer Exhibition and has just been awarded the Royal Photographic Society IPE Bronze Medal.
Alys Tomlinson (b. 1975, United Kingdom) has just been named the 2018 Sony World Photographer of the year. Her on-going series, Ex-Voto, is a deeply anthropological and personal study of religious pilgrimage in Lourdes (France), Ballyvourney (Ireland), and Grabarka (Poland). Tomlinson uses a huge Victorian-style single frame camera for Ex-Voto, allowing her to move away from a snapshot element. Alys Tomlinson recently been awarded the Royal Photographic Society IPE Silver Medal.