Creative Forces

Creative Forces features 10 recipients of 2017's prestigious Awards for Artists. Awarded to 5 visual artists and 5 composers whose names were announced at a reception by Jarvis Cocker. I met and photographed each recipient in their creative spaces and favourite places.

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation set up the Awards for Artists scheme in 1993 to provide visual artists and composers with financial assistance at a timely moment in their careers. The awards aim to give artists the freedom to develop their creative ideas and to grow both personally and professionally, reflecting the Foundation’s strong belief in the value of artists to society. The unique scheme has benefited more than 150 artists with awards totalling over £6m, with each award currently valued at £60,000.

I want to extend my warmest gratitude to all the artists and composers for their time - your collective work is utterly inspiring. Congratulations Linder Sterling, Serafina Steer, Peter Kennard, John Burton, Mary Hampton, Steven Claydon, Rehana Zaman, Charlotte Prodger, Laurence Crane and Byron Wallen. Series shot on a Phase One XF system and Profoto lighting & modifiers.

Serafina Steer, London

Linder Sterling, Lancaster

Steven Claydon, Dalston

Rehana Zaman, Leytonstone

Peter Kennard, London Fields

Mary Hampton, Brighton

Leaf Cutter John, Hackney

Charlotte Prodger, Glasgow

Linder Sterling, Lancaster

Laurence Crane, Stoke Newington

Steven Claydon, Dalston

Serafina Steer, London

Byron Wallen, Plumstead

Charlotte Prodger, Glasgow

Mary Hampton, Brighton

Rehana Zaman, Leytonstone

Laurence Crane, Stoke Newington

Linder Sterling, Lancaster

Rehana Zaman, Leystonstone

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