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Show 2019, but not as you saw it

Mark Duffy captured details of Show 2019 that probably went unnoticed by most visitors. His captivating, almost abstract photographs offer an alternative perspective of the graduate exhibitions, which were open this summer over three different venues and showcased work from over 800 postgraduate students.

For this photo story, Mark turned his satirical eye to less obvious aspects of the RCA graduate Show, from the textures and colours of the fabric of the buildings to the tiny inhabitants of the displays.

Mark, an Irish photographer currently based in London, often tackles the absurdity of politics. His photobook “Vote No.1”, recipient of the Vienna Photobook Award 2015 and shortlisted for the Luma Recontres Dummybook Award Arles, presents Irish election posters he encountered in sometimes gruesome, often-amusing distortions. In 2018, as part of Peckham 24 he staged a pre-Brexit portrait studio and participated in Format Festival 2019 with a related project. 


ShowRCA 2019, Mark Duffy
ShowRCA 2019, Mark Duffy

ShowRCA 2019, Mark Duffy
ShowRCA 2019, Mark Duffy
ShowRCA 2019, Mark Duffy
ShowRCA 2019, Mark Duffy
ShowRCA 2019, Mark Duffy
ShowRCA 2019, Mark Duffy
ShowRCA 2019, Mark Duffy
ShowRCA 2019, Mark Duffy
ShowRCA 2019, Mark Duffy
ShowRCA 2019, Mark Duffy
ShowRCA 2019, Mark Duffy
ShowRCA 2019, Mark Duffy
ShowRCA 2019, Mark Duffy
ShowRCA 2019, Mark Duffy
ShowRCA 2019, Mark Duffy
ShowRCA 2019, Mark Duffy


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