23rd October 2019
Laura Noble presents ten female photographers aged over 50 for the fourteenth edition of Photo50 at London Art Fair 2020

The latest edition of Photo50, Occupy the Void, curated by writer, collector and gallerist Laura Noble, will explore the vast pool of talented living female photographers aged over 50 and the cultural ‘space’ that they inhabit. The annual guest-curated exhibition will run during London Art Fair from 22-26 January 2020 (Preview 21 January), providing a critical forum to examine some of the most distinctive elements of current photographic practice.

Through the work of ten contemporary female artists, the exhibition will interrogate the physical, psychological and ephemeral nature of space and our experience of existing within it, both during our lives and after death. The exhibition will be split into three key themes: how women occupy space; the psychological and personal view of space; and the notion of time and the abstract in space. Viewers will be taken on a personal, psychological and spiritual journey, and will be invited to reflect on their own lives and to challenge their perceived place within society.

Occupy the Void will present both established names and artists in the early stages of their careers, all of which are female and over the age of 50. Although 85% of women studying photography at university are women, only 15% of the industry is female. Thus Noble provides a platform for a diverse group of artists who are commonly underrepresented in the cultural dialogue and offers them the opportunity to reclaim their space and the void.

Curator Laura Noble said: “Occupy the Void is an exhibition about how we take up space, both literally and conceptually. A void is somewhere where we are put, relegated to or overlooked. Older women are frequently among those who feel that their voices are invisible – veritably placed into the void. I wanted to show the importance of those voices in the arts and, in particular, in the male-dominated area of photography.”

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Image Credit: Sandra Jordan, Hidden Beauty #26, London, 2016. From the series Hidden Beauty © Sandra Jordan