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Born 1996, Chippenham, United Kingdom

Lives and works in London.

Education:

  • The University of Westminster, BA (Hons) Photographic Arts 2015-2018

  • City of Bath College, UAL Art & Design Foundation 2014-2015

Publications:

  • Toeing The Line (Zine) 2018

  • BORDER 2018

Exhibitions:

  • Cluster Photography & Print, Ugly Duck, Bermondsey, London, 2020

  • Hot Sheet, The Department Store, Brixton, London, 2019

  • Photograd Open,​ London Metropolitan University, London, 2018

  • Cream 18, ​Crane Kalman Gallery, Brighton, 2018

  • Cura10n Open Art, ​WeWork, Old Street, London, 2018

  • Pingyao International Photography Festival,​ Shanxi Province China, 2018

  • Free Range, The Old Truman Brewery, London, 2018

  • Wall, Page & Screen, London Gallery West, University of Westminster, 2017

  • Beyond The Frame, London Gallery West, University of Westminster, 2017

  • All Change, City of Bath College, Somerset, 2015

Awards:

  • Travers Smith CSR Emerging Talent 2019

Jake Gill is a Photographer based in London. He studied an Art & Design Foundation at the City of Bath College, followed by Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster in London. In 2019, Jake won the CSR Emerging Talent award from Travers Smith.
 
At the surface of Jake Gill's work, he oscillates between the perimeters of fine art and fashion photography with an emphasis on the human body. The foundation of Jake's craft is rooted in communication and is genuinely intrigued by the limits of our physical restraints. In his series Toeing The Line (2018), Jake uses the language of fashion to tap into notions of mental health, which reflects in his conflicts with depression. Concerned with the body, posture, and garments; Jake uses these three variables to show that human expression for some, is complicated. 
 
Jake further suggests as we experience globalisation, communication (although more accessible than ever) becomes facile, and our confrontational presence is lost. However, through digital notification, we become confined to emoticons to express how we feel. To be born into today's world and possess the tenacity to reject the use of a smartphone is truly an act of revolution.

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