M E L I N D A G I B S O N & T H O M A S S A U V I N
MELINDA GIBSON was born 1985 in the UK, and currently lives and works in London. She studied for a BA (Hons) in Photography at the London College of Communication and is a Lecturer in Photography at Camberwell College of Arts. Melinda was nominated for the Meijburg Art Commission in 2015, Foam Paul Huf Award in 2015 and 2014, selected as 1 of the Jury members for the Unseen Dummy Award 2013, and winner of the Foam Talent Call and Magenta Foundation Award in 2010.
Melinda has published three titles, The Photograph As Contemporary Art, Miss Titus Becomes A Regular Army Mac and 13213 -SPBH Photo Book Club Volume VI. Her first and third titles were awarded Best Books of 2012 & 2014 by Photo-Eye. Gibson’s publications are held in collections at The National Art Library in the V&A Museum, Pier 24, Foam Photography Museum as well as numerous private collections worldwide and the Louis Vuitton New Bond Street private apartment in London exclusively represent the Special Editions.
Melinda Gibson’s primary interests lie within the shifting boundaries of the photographic medium and how imagery is received and understood within its contextual surroundings. Using experimental techniques, she explores, examines and questions existing theories and codes of practice, pushing the boundaries of what really constitutes ‘seeing.’
THOMAS SAUVIN is a French photography collector and editor who lives in Beijing. In 2009, he embarked on an unusual adventure: salvaging the abandoned negatives from a recycling area north of Beijing before they could be destroyed. Undertaking one of the largest and most important archival projects in China all by himself, Sauvin looked through every sack, which he purchased by the kilo, and then selected, reworked and classified more than half a million anonymous photographs. Photographic archives are rare in the Middle Kingdom. During the turbulent 20th century, most of the public and private archives were destroyed. Beijing Silvermine is exemplary, the work of a single man that will have a profound effect on our collective memory and our knowledge of the recent past.
Gibson and Sauvin collaborated for the project Lunar Caustic.
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