Taryn Simon | 2017 Master of Photography
London WC2R 1LA
Photo London has selected Taryn Simon as its Master of Photography for 2017 in recognition of her groundbreaking work. Meticulously mining, questioning and upsetting the certainty that the photographic image and the archive assert, Taryn Simon, turns our attention to the margins of systems of power, where control, its disruption, and the contours of their constructedness become visible. At Photo London, Taryn Simon will present Image Atlas, a work created in collaboration with programmer Aaron Swartz, which investigates cultural differences and similarities by indexing top image results for given search terms across local engines throughout the world. Photo London will also highlight Simon’s unique commitment to bookmaking as part of her artistic practice, with a display of Simon’s books — spanning from The Innocents, 2002, through to Paperwork and the Will of Capital, 2016.
Simon will be in conversation with James Lingwood, Co-Director of Artangel, during the Fair’s Talks Programme, which is once again curated by distinguished author and curator William A. Ewing. Details of the Talks Programme will be announced in March 2017.