The Photographers’ Gallery collected photographs for an online archive of all things haunting. Artist Helen Marshall chose a single image of all submitted to create a web-based montage, composed of thousands of the other haunting photographs put forward. The viewer was able to interact with the online information database of participating photographers. The artwork was also covered the wall as a large print work in the Gallery’s foyer as part of the ‘In Focus’ program. The Photographers’ Gallery is the largest public gallery in London dedicated to photography. From the latest emerging talent, to historical archives and established artists – the gallery is the place to see photography in all its forms. The project received submissions from many photographers that gave them an excellent opportunity to showcase their work to a wide audience. Many young and emerging photographers would not have normally had a chance to exhibit at the The Photographers’ Gallery without such an initiative so this enabled many to participate in the program. Helen Marshall, the lead artist, also ran a series of ‘What Haunts You?’ photography workshops. Here are some of the individual images that make up the mosaic. The mosaic is no longer online but you can find the zoom in version here below. A full list of all the contributors and photographers can be found here.
This project was a fantastic opportunity for so many photographers at one time to show their talent to a large audience, and encourage people to find out more about their work. Side by side their individual contributions became part of one enormous group showcase. Spokesperson