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Oliver Eglin

MA work

Et In Arcadia Ego


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Photography, 2016

  • Oliver Eglin’s work is concerned with looking at traces of human presence within a landscape of destruction. Creating a visual account of the habituation of violence in the ancestry of human history, his work speaks of the way in which beauty survives in a natural landscape increasingly encroached upon by the manmade. In each of Eglin’s photographs the subjects appear strangely unmoved; often encapsulated in a serene moment of self-reflection, they depict the ephemerality of human civilization, flattening time’s perspective by bringing past traumas to be judged in the present.

  • Degrees

  • BA Photography, Middlesex University, 2010
  • Exhibitions

  • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2016; Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographers exhibition, Division Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2015; Censored Exhibition, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Photo City, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015; The Open West, The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Cheltenham, 2015; Work-in-progress show, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; 5 Under 30, Daniel Blau Gallery, London, UK, 2014; Renaissance Photography Prize, Getty Images Gallery, London, 2014; Der Greif - A Process, Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Augsburg, Germany, 2014; Brighton Photo Fringe OPEN14, Brighton, 2014; Night Contact Festival, Gillett Square, London, 2013; FORMAT International Photography Festival, QUAD, Derby, 2013
  • Awards

  • Cité Internationale des Arts residency, Paris, France; Creative Review 'Best In Book' award 2015 ; Royal Photographic Society awards 2015 (shortlisted); Magenta Flash Forward Prize 2015 ; European Photography Prize 2015 (shortlisted); Life Framer Award 2015 ; Daniel Blau Young Photographers Competition 2014 ; Renaissance Photography Prize 2014 ; Brighton Photo Fringe OPEN14 Award (shortlisted)
  • Publications

  • Creative Review, 2015; Rik Glauert, The Line Between Traditional and Controversial Art, South China Morning Post, 2015; Gemma Padley, Oliver Eglin’s Old Sicily, British Journal of Photography, Issue.No. 7830, 2014, pp 16-17; Alan Knox, Markings, Hotshoe International, 2014; Sian Dolding, The Morning After the Night Before, Dazed & Confused, 2014; Pop. Kultur & Kritik, 2014; Gregory Barker, Berghain, Hotshoe International, 2013