A Small Voice: Conversations With Photographers

049 - Annie Collinge

Episode Summary

Annie Collinge started her career part way through her degree at Brighton University at the tender age of seventeen, assisting esteemed portrait photographer Harry Borden (ep. 15 & 16). She went on to work extensively in the editorial world for publications such as Vice, Dazed, Pylot and The Guardian. She has simultaneously worked on various personal projects which tend to straddle the increasingly opaque divide between documentary and fine art practice. She has had various solo shows including at the Underwater Mermaid Theatre at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans for a project that we discuss in the interview. Her work has been included twice in the Taylor Wessing portrait prize show and she has twice won the Magenta Foundations Flash Forward award. Her most recent project is provisionally entitled Buzz of a Dead Bee. It’s a miniature gallery based in a dolls house antique shop, launching late 2017. The gallery will stage miniature exhibitions by a variety of artists and will change location according to which artist is showing in it. Lined up so far are Lined up so far are Riitta Ikonen, Julie Verhoeven and Rottingdean Bazaar. The project is a comment on how costly it is for artists and photographers to stage exhibitions, since on the internet, it doesn’t actually matter that the work created for it is on a small scale.

Episode Notes

Annie Collinge started her career part way through her degree at Brighton University at the tender age of seventeen, assisting esteemed portrait photographer Harry Borden (ep. 15 & 16). She went on to work extensively in the editorial world for publications such as Vice, Dazed, Pylot and The Guardian. She has simultaneously worked on various personal projects which tend to straddle the increasingly opaque divide between documentary and fine art practice. She has had various solo shows including at the Underwater Mermaid Theatre at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans for a project that we discuss in the interview. Her work has been included twice in the Taylor Wessing portrait prize show and she has twice won the Magenta Foundations Flash Forward award. Her most recent project is provisionally entitled Buzz of a Dead Bee. It’s a miniature gallery based in a dolls house antique shop, launching late 2017. The gallery will stage miniature exhibitions by a variety of artists and will change location according to which artist is showing in it. Lined up so far are Lined up so far are Riitta Ikonen, Julie Verhoeven and Rottingdean Bazaar. The project is a comment on how costly it is for artists and photographers to stage exhibitions, since on the internet, it doesn’t actually matter that the work created for it is on a small scale.