Alys Tomlinson | Arles New Discovery Award
Winner: Public Prize
The Faithful Exhibition | 1 July - 22 September
We're excited to announce Alys Tomlinson has been awarded the Public Prize for her exhibition at the Rencontres d'Arles 2019 Louis Roederer New Discovery Award. This exhibition was also shortlisted for the the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro Arles 2019.
The Faithful explores the life of Vera, an Orthodox Christian nun whose portrait is a central and powerful work in the Ex-Voto series. The exhibition of both photographs and film gives a deeper context to the portrayal of living a life of faith.
Podcast interview with Gem Fletcher
Alys Tomlinson speaks to Gem Fletcher about photographing people in their environment and how anthropology underpins her photographic approach. Listen to the podcast, The Messy Truth, on iTunes, Spotify, and Acast.
The Guardian | Arles Photography Festival
Sean O'Hagan writes: "[Alys Tomlinson's] short film about a young nun, Vera, who works with wild horses in a convent in Belarus is another highlight, serene and oddly sensual, evoking an inner peace expressed through images of quiet stillness. In the visual overload of the festival, it was good to be reminded of the enduring power of quietly attentive images."
Feature in 1000 Words
Issue no. 30 of 1000 Words includes an essay by Caroline Molloy on Alys Tomlinson's Ex-Voto series and upcoming participation at the Rencontres d'Arles 2019.
Radio Interview Resonance FM
Listen to a Podcast of the interview here:
Photographing as unobtrusive observers
Alys Tomlinson talks to the World Photography Organisation about Vera, a new series she created with her Professional Sony Grant.