• Untitled from the series Nests. © Sam Laughlin.

  • Untitled from the series Nests. © Sam Laughlin.

  • Untitled from the series Nests. © Sam Laughlin.

  • Untitled from the series Nests. © Sam Laughlin.

  • Untitled from the series Slow Time. © Sam Laughlin.

  • Untitled from the series Slow Time. © Sam Laughlin.

  • Untitled from the series Slow Time. © Sam Laughlin.

  • Untitled from the series Slow Time. © Sam Laughlin.

  • Installation shot from Brighton Photo Fringe, Recency Town House, 2016

  • Installation shot from Brighton Photo Fringe, Recency Town House, 2016

Jerwood/Photoworks Awardee Showcase: Sam Laughlin

Our latest showcase is Sam Laughlin, one of the three Jerwood/Photoworks Awardees. We look at the work predating the award ahead of the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards exhibition launch, January 2018.

Nests
Nests depicts the constructions of Reed Warblers (Acrocephalus Scirpaceus), which migrate to Europe from Africa each year to rear their young. The nests are built within reed beds, anchored to multiple stems above water. The construction method is based on a genetically coded set of behaviours. Each nest, built by an individual bird, is a unique iteration of an instinctual process.

Untitled from the series Nests. © Sam Laughlin.

Untitled from the series Nests. © Sam Laughlin.

Untitled from the series Nests. © Sam Laughlin.

Untitled from the series Nests. © Sam Laughlin.

Slow Time
Slow Time is a reflection on natural forms: flora, fauna, landscapes and the quiet processes that happen within them. The work is an attempt to reach an understanding, which though informed by ideas from Geology and Ecology, is open to interpretation. Processes which take place slowly (often on geological timescales), and a slow way of looking at them.

Untitled from the series Slow Time. © Sam Laughlin.

Untitled from the series Slow Time. © Sam Laughlin.

Untitled from the series Slow Time. © Sam Laughlin.

Untitled from the series Slow Time. © Sam Laughlin.

Biography
Sam Laughlin (b1990, U.K.) Sam studied Documentary Photography at the University of South Wales, Newport. He has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally, most recently at the Regency Town House for Brighton Photo Fringe 2016 where he was awarded the Danny Wilson Memorial Award.
samlaughlin.co.uk

Installation shot from Brighton Photo Fringe, Recency Town House, 2016

Installation shot from Brighton Photo Fringe, Recency Town House, 2016

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