The New Alchemists


Sue Steward, critic, writer and broadcaster, curated the exhibition “THE NEW ALCHEMISTS: contemporary photographers transcending the print” at Photo50, part of the 2012 London Art Fair.

In this video she gives a guide to the exhibition and outlines some of the ideas behind it, such as the role of craft in contemporary photography; moving beyond the print; the role of surface in photography; the photograph as object and whether the recent revival of interest in analogue processes is a reaction to digital.