• Metamorphosis: Innovation in Eco Photography & Film features works by Almudena Romero, Edd Carr, Hannah Fletcher, and Scott Hunter
• The exhibition highlights the artists’ different approaches towards a shared goal of developing more sustainable practices
• Supported by Pasqua Wines, the exhibition is open to the public from 24 May – 28 July

LONDON, UK – From 24 May, Saatchi Gallery presents Metamorphosis: Innovation in Eco Photography & Film, an exhibition showcasing the work of four award-winning photographers and filmmakers who are breaking ground in their practices of eco-conscious photography and film – Almudena Romero, Edd Carr, Hannah Fletcher and Scott Hunter.

While photography has always been at the forefront of innovation and embracing change, the medium has historically been an unsustainable one owing to the toxic chemicals used in the development process, silver particle waste, camera manufacturing and disposal, and the storage of digital photographs. 

The artists in this exhibition are leading the charge in eco-conscious practices, developing more environmentally friendly techniques, and inspiring positive change. With a particular focus on their relationship with materials, processes and methodologies, their works marry both the political and the poetic. 
British-Spanish photographer Almudena Romero uses naturally occurring photographic processes including photoperiodicity, photobleaching and photosynthesis. The resulting works often take the form of delicate leaves which hold printed images. These are encased in resin so they can be touched and handled, like fossils.

Edd Carr’s material-led practice focuses on creating and utilising sustainable alternatives to photographic processes. He uses these methods to create films that comment on the human relationship to ecological crisis and the mass extinction of life, and the resulting trauma we face as a species. One of the leaders of Sustainable Darkroom, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the research, development, and advocacy of eco-friendly alternatives to analogue and digital photography, Carr also works closely with the organisation’s Founder and Executive Director Hannah Fletcher

Hannah Fletcher works with organic matter such as soils, algae, mushrooms and roots, which she transforms into photographic mediums and surfaces. She incorporates waste from her studio back into her work, contributing to a cyclical system of making. 

Scott Hunter’s practice fuses photography, sculpture, and installation. His work focuses on developing alternative approaches to the toxic methods of analogue photography by using organic materials, which is known as eco-processing.

Supported by Pasqua Wines, this exhibition celebrates these artists’ unconventional and innovative approaches to unlock eco-consciousness and impact. 

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Dates and Opening Hours
Open to the public: 24 May – 28 July
10 AM – 6 PM (last admission 5.20 PM)

Admission to this exhibition is free, with a suggested donation of £3. 

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Since 1985, Saatchi Gallery has provided an innovative platform for contemporary art. Exhibitions have presented works by largely unseen young artists, or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK. This approach has made the Gallery one of the most recognised names in contemporary art. Since moving to its current 70,000 square feet space in the Duke of York’s Headquarters in Chelsea, London, the Gallery has welcomed over 10 million visitors. The Gallery hosts thousands of school visits annually and has over 6 million followers on social media. In 2019 Saatchi Gallery became a registered charity, beginning a new chapter in its history. 
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