24 Jan – 28 Apr 2019
Terrace Rooms South Wing
A new photography exhibition celebrating the work of two of the most exciting photographers working in fashion today, Hanna Moon and Joyce Ng. In a rapidly changing British landscape, the exhibition celebrates the vitality of international perspectives within our multi-cultural society.
In English as a Second Language acclaimed London-based photographers and contemporary creatives Hanna Moon and Joyce Ng have created new works in direct response to the historical setting of Somerset House. Employing an otherworldly and playful approach, the artists incorporate visitors, cultural icons, fashion and their own cultural signifiers to present their unique take on Western aesthetics and fashion ideals.
The exhibition explores the artists’ feelings of being ‘lost in translation’, a feeling which as immigrants based here in the UK, informs their search for capturing beauty in the often overlooked and unseen narratives in our everyday lives.
As two pioneering fashion photographers operating within the Western fashion system bringing distinct Asian perspectives to their work, the exhibition challenges the concept of ‘otherness’. Moon and Ng’s images invite us to question what it means for artists to be labelled as ‘diverse’ when using models, props and locations native to their heritage, and to reflect upon the power fashion photography holds in shifting our perceptions of beauty, style and taste.
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