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Dominic Hawgood

MA work

Under the Influence

Under the Influence has emerged from an interest in trends within evangelical Christianity popular amongst predominately African communities in London.  The work is a study into the use of advertising within a specific church, and an exploration of the theatrical practice of deliverance that plays a central role in this belief system.  The enigmatic experience of seeing exorcism first hand becomes the inspiration for the series, which engages with topics about authenticity, desire and the real.

Info

  • Dominic Hawgood
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2014

  • I am a digital artist specialising in stills, and my practice combines photography, CGI, lighting design and installation. Within my work three main themes persist: a fascination with technology, states of mind, and the removal of something from the real world.  I take inspiration from things I observe, studying, isolating and reconstructing, and there is a constant drive to conjure something though the work, an attempt to transport the viewer somewhere.  Curiosity pushes me to explore subject matter that’s intangible and I harbour a desire to connect with feelings I have not experienced, and investigate topics that inhabit the imaginary spaces of people’s minds. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Photographic Art, University Wales Newport, 2005
  • Experience

  • Freelance photographic assistant/ digi op/ lighting tech, London, 2006-14
  • Exhibitions

  • Selection from Belfast Photo Festival, Sirius Art Centre, Cork, Ireland, 2014; Photo OFF, Paris, France, 2013; Belfast Photo Festival, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Ireland, 2013; Centraltrak, University of Texas Dallas, USA, 2012; Urban Dialogues, Red Gallery, London, 2012; Renaissance Photography Prize, Mall Galleries, London, 2012; Melt 2010, Mile End Art Pavilion, London, 2010; Hungry, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, 2009; The Seduction of Place, Studio 1.1, London, 2008; Faces of Wales, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2006; Bright Young Things, YourART, Berlin, 2005
  • Awards

  • Winner, Flash Forward 2013, Magenta Foundation, Canada, 2013; Nominee, Hyeres 28E Festival de Mode et de Photographie, France, 2013; Shortlisted, Terry O’Neil Award, Hotshoe Gallery, London, 2012; Finalist, First International Photography Annual, Manifest, US, 2012; Honourable mention, Flash Forward, Magenta Foundation, Canada, 2010; Winner, Hungry Bursary, Rhubarb Rhubarb, 2008; Finalist, Bright Young Things, YourART, Berlin, 2008
  • Publications

  • PHOTO+ Magazine, May edition, 2014; 'Religious Fanatics Lose Themselves Speaking In Tongues', Huffington Post, 2013; 'Abridged 0-32': Lockjaw, 2013; 'Photography: Staged, or authentic?', Its Nice That, 2013; BLINK, issue 26, 2013; 'Talk to Him', Le Monde, 2013; La Journal de la Photographie, 2013; Hyeres Festival de Mode et de Photographie Catalogue, 2012; Manifest, INPHA 1, 2012; Decode Magazine, 2005