Labyrinth Photographic second anniversary exhibition, 'A Year In Development', once again showcased work that over 70 of their clients' have shot during the last 12 months. Labyrinth, founded by John McCarthy, Cosimo d'Aprano and Jeremy Ramsden, is one of a small number of analogue based labs who specialise in film development and hand printing.
The show last year drew an overwhelming response from the media and photographers alike, attracting over 2,500 visitors and features in national press and radio. This, despite the uncertainty surrounding the use of film in current photographic practice, shows that photographers are still making the choice to shoot on film for specific projects and commissions. Curated by Clare Hewitt, 'A Year In Development' pulled together this work in one salon-style show and demonstrated why they make this choice.
Giving each of their clients the opportunity to exhibit means that photographers featured included members of Magnum, Panos, VII and Institute; regular contributors to Arena Homme Plus, iD, British Vogue, The World of Interiors, The Telegraph, Financial Times and Monocle magazines; three of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize finalists, plus emerging photographers and students. This lead to an exciting, varied and representative selection of solely hand printed photographs.
The exhibition took place at Four Corners in Bethnal Green where Labyrinth is based, and was created with the support of Fuji Film.