I am a freelance photographer and visual artist currently based in London, UK. I use this blog as a place to show work-in-progress, images from recent commissions, exhibition details, and other random bits and bobs.

Please visit www.kateelliott.co.uk for more examples of my work, and www.kateelliottphotography.co.uk for my commercial photography website. I am also one half of artist collaboration KEEM.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Contemporary Portraiture at the V&A

A couple of weeks ago I ran a course on Contemporary Portraiture at the V&A. When I was first approached to put together a plan for the course, I was very excited to see it would coincide with a new display at the V&A called Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture

Photograph by Bettina Von Zwehl from the series 'Made up Love Song', exhibited in Facing History at the V&A


Much of the thinking that goes into my work involves 'looking back', whether it be making historical references or a more personal exploration of the past, so I was pleased to be able to incorporate a discussion around how contemporary practitioners have been influenced by history into the course. 

Click here for further information about the course, and to see some of the photographs taken throughout the day.