Uncertain States annual show 2016

Alumni-founded collective Uncertain States presents an exhibition and special event programme at Mile End Art Pavilion as part of London Photomonth.

Uncertain States, the renowned lens-based art collective established by David George, Spencer Rowell and Fiona Yaron Field while they were postgraduate photography students at The Cass, presents its annual exhibition for Photomonth. The exhibition from the 18-27 November 2016 at Mile End Art Pavilion also includes work by a host of alumni and staff of the school. On 19 November, as part of the exhibition, there will be a day of special activities and screenings.

In its seventh year, the Uncertain States annual show is one not to miss. Diverse and exceptional photography will be on show from Mick Williamson, Susan Andrews, Spencer Rowell, David George, Fiona Yaron-Field, Charlie Fjatstrom, Rod Morris, Sonia Lenzi, Roy Mehta, Richard Sawdon-Smith and Jonathan Armour, Richard Ansett, Robin Grierson, Francesca Centioni, Chiara Zandonà, Pauline Morphett, James Russell Cant, Robert Davies, Adele Watts, Geoff Titley, Ivana Puchlova, Rory Carnegie and Francisco Gomez de Villaboa.

This year, Uncertain States collaborates with Street Level Photoworks presenting artists Alan Knox, Catherine Cameron, Karen L Vaughan and Sarah Amy Fishlock. As part of the exhibition, Uncertain States has also put together an event of artist talks, a film night, and a book and camera fair on Saturday 19 November.

Schedule of events

Book and Camera Fair10am onwards


Vintage and modern camera equipment, including old photos/glass plates, artists photo books by Hoxton Mini Press, A&E Photobooks and more.

Street Level Photoworks Artist Talk 
– 12.30–1.45pm

Street Level Photoworks artists Alan Knox, Catherine Cameron, Karen L Vaughan and Sarah Amy Fishlock talk about their work.

The Uncertain States X LAPC salon: Process and Practice – 2–5pm

Hosted by Almudena Romero and Melanie King with artists Corinne Silva, Robin Cracknell, Antony Cairns, Bindi Vora and Ackroyd and Harvey.

Film screening – 6.30pm until late

Hackney by night, director Umut Gunduz (short).

Cut off by Mountains, director Rod Morris (28 minutes).

Secret screening of Roast Beef Production's latest feature documentary.

If you can't make it to the event or exhibition, you can keep up to date with the collective's activities in its famous broadsheet, available to collect for free from the Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art Newcastle; Turner Contemporary; Impressions Gallery; Open Eye; Norwich University Arts; Victoria and Albert Museum; Bristol Arnolfini; Four Corners; Library of Birmingham; the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Tate Reading Rooms.

Image Credit: Rory Carnegie

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