Victoria Jenkins wins the S.A.M. Photo Award 2010

posted by Michael on 05 November 2010

Congratulations to Victoria whose series: "Images from the Institute of Esoteric Research" was chosen from entries from 21 countries by an international jury comprising Martin Parr, Joan Fontcuberta and Erik Kessels.

Experiment 8 Hydromancy by photographer Victoria JenkinsThe competition entitled "In Doubt We Trust" asked for work that explored ideas about truth and agnosticism. In responding to Victoria's work the judges were impressed by her use of the language of science in an intriguing and imaginative way. In particular they liked the way "Images from the Institute of Esoteric Research" offers a collision between the ideas of logic and absurdity.

Victoria will have her winning series featured in the international photography magazine FOAM and receive a cash prize of 10,000 euros.

More about "Images from the Institute of Esoteric Research"

When studying photography at the University of Brighton, Victoria Jenkins embarked on a project to document museum artefacts and had a eureka moment. She discovered that she wanted to combine ideas about documentary photography with her deep interest in the acquisition of knowledge. So she set about finding a project that would demanded intellectual as well as artistic rigour and turned to the history of science as her muse; and for the series "Images from the Institute of Esoteric Research" she choose the pseudo-science of divination.

It is the collision between fact and fiction, revelation and illusion that lies at the heart of Victoria's work in which the surface simplicity of her images appear to show us the factual science, but beneath lies obfuscation and trickery. The language of her work is rooted in rational investigation, employing laboratory style conditions and the vernacular imagery of scientific experiments. But these still lives are fictions, constructed to underline the approximate nature of science by creating an ambiguous narrative from a historical and now discredited scientific approach.

More about Victoria Jenkins

Victoria graduated in 2009 with a First Class honours in editorial photography from the University of Brighton and her talent was quickly recognised by the Aldrich Collection, Brighton who acquired some of her work. Wallpaper Magazine featured the "Images from the Institute of Esoteric Research" in their January 2010 magazine and included Victoria in their prestigious Graduates Directory.

In her article "Constructed Images" in the October issue of the BJP, Diane Smyth features Victoria with her series "Images from the Institute of Esoteric Research" which was also selected for the BJP curated show "Paper, Rock Scissors" at Toronto's Flash Forward Festival

Victoria has exhibited both in the UK and internationally including at the Magenta Flash Forward Festival, 2010; Show of Science, TROVE at The Old Science Museum, Birmingham, 2010; and at Avenuel (Seoul, Korea), 'The Science of Dreams', 2010. Her work has been featured in the book: "Hair'em Scare'em" published by Gestalten in Berlin, 2009

Victoria is currently working on her latest series "Magic Chambers".

For further information please contact Bridget or Michael at Troika Editions on 020 7833 2330 or by email. Press images available on request.

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