Loosely following the format of Desert Island Discs, this talk took place in January at London Art Fair 2014 and saw Alison choose the eight photographs she’d take with her to a desert island. She discussed the thoughts behind her choices with Stephen Bull.

Desert Island Pics is an ongoing series of Photoworks talks. Previous castaways include Martin ParrMishka Henner and Sean O’Hagan.

Artist and film-maker Alison Jackson’s work concerns fixations with celebrity and the relationships between photographs and celebrity culture. Working across all media, Jackson has exhibited widely in galleries and museums. Her images have themselves become as much a part of popular culture as images of the real celebrities.

Image 01: Alison Jackson – Untitled, 2014

Image 02: Edgar Degas – Seated Nude, 1895

Image 03: Marcello Geppetti – Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, 1962

Image 04: Andy Warhol – Turquoise Marilyn, 1962

Image 05: Merry Alpern – From the series Dirty Windows, 1994

Image 06: Lady Gaga – Selfie, 2013

Image 07: Unknown – ‘Heir It Is!’ Front cover of The Sun, Friday 24 August 2012

Image 08: ‘Jean-Paul’ – Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi, 9 June 2013

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