Shoulder to Shoulder - EJ Major Solo exhibition
2 September - 25 September 2011
Major works with both digital and analogue technologies
to create photographic constructs that are, and are not what they seem.
Her pieces challenge the veracity of the photographic portrait finding
an authenticity in a notion of self-portraiture that involves acting.
Referencing both historical events and characters as well as those from
popular culture, individual works have a narrative content. But the work
is predominantly concerned with ideas. Major constructs visually arresting
images that can also be read.
EJ Major was selected from over 960 International Photographers as the Winner of the Salon Photo Prize 2011. She graduated with an MFA Fine Art Goldsmiths, 2009. Her first solo show in 2008 was in conjunction with Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art. Among her group shows she has exhibited at the Helsinki Photography Triennial (2009) Dallas Contemporary, USA (2008), The Minnesota Centre of Photography in Minneapolis (2008), The Australian Centre of Photography in Sydney (2007-2008) Clampart in New York (2007) and The 2nd International Fotofestival, Germany (2007). She has been reviewed by Modern Painters (2008) and ‘Marie Claire RIP’ has been profiled in European Photography, Fotograf Magazine CZ, The British Journal of Photography, Glasstire and ArtInvestor Magazine DE and featured on both Swedish and Fininsh news programs.
Image: EJ Major |
Contact Sheet II (detail) 2010 from
the series Shoulder to Shoulder
Top Image: EJ Major
Contact Sheet II (detail) 2010
from the series Shoulder to Shoulder
© Matt Roberts Arts 2010