From Tuesday 23rd of January until the end of March, the Photography Archive and Research Centre of the University of the Arts will be displaying the outcome of the commission they awarded me during April 2017.
The commission consisted in a pop up collodion studio open for four days where over 100 women, men and children were photographed, making a remarkable portrait of the people who passed through this much-loved building, which stands at the centre of change in this iconic London neighbourhood. These portraits are part memorial to, and part celebration of its unique character.
PARC has also published the work on the Field Study journal. Both the exhibition and the publication will be part of the UAL Research Fortnight 2018.
From October 2017 until January 2018, I have been running a series of workshops for families, primary and secondary schools and teachers at the Whitechapel Gallery. This is part of a residency scheme with the Schools and Family Programme at the gallery.
The residency with the Schools Programme involved the installation of a pop up darkroom and a temporary display at the Creative Studio Floor while other gallery floors where also transformed during the Family Days.
This month I have been commissioned by The Photographers’ Gallery to set up a pop up CameraScanner studio for the HYPERANALOGUE weekend. My Temporary Settlement series was on display at the Gallery during the weekend too.
I also have been teaching a Photographic Processes course at the Victoria and Albert Museum and a salt printing course at Photofusion.
Documentation of the CameraScanner studio by Tim Bowditch. All other images ©Almudena Romero
This is the second year I am invited to run a 4 day course for BA Photography students on early processes.
This month my series Performing Identities has been displayed at Four Corners Gallery and at studio BONG Gallery.
This month I have also started and arts the residency with the Family and the Schools Programme at the Whitechapel Gallery started which will end mid January 2018.
At the same time, I have been invited to deliver artist talks and lectures at Westminster University and Kingston School of Arts- Kingston University. I have also run a course on cyanotype printing and pinhole photography at National Portrait Gallery.