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My (very short) Movie Debut!

March 21, 2016

I’m a very dedicated stills photographer but I made an exception when, back in 2014, I decided to participate in the artist Gillian Wearing’s collaborative film project, ‘Your Views’. I made a film of about 30 seconds, of my view, and submitted it to Gillian. She came back with a short sampling of views. (The opening still and the last film are my view.) Short Including My View

Finally, the time has come now when Gillian will premiere her entire project in ‘A Room With Your Views’, a video installation and exhibition at Brighton University Galleries, UK in May 2016. A Room With Your Views

It’s a really fascinating project and you still have time to send your view to Gillian if you want to get involved… Your View Info

7 days to go…

Only a week to go until the exhibition [( 6 )]  opens at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield.


Originally scheduled to open with the private view on 9th July (let me know if you didn’t get your invite) and due to end on the 19, [( 6 )] has, even before it opens, been extended to run until August 1st. So no excuses about not being able to come because it’s on during school time!

As the six of us; Dewald, Keith, Nigel, Pete, Rob™ and myself make our final preparations, Elizabeth Underwood our intrepid publicist asked us for a quote to sum up our collective works.

Rob™ came through with the most amazing description of  our journey together as photographers.

“Being 9000 miles apart could have been a logistical nightmare, but after years of communicating with one another electronically, the time difference proved to be the only real issue. What we’ve tried to do is to cross those borders of time and space to create something coherent yet oppositional – tranquillity and chaos, disability and athleticism, near and far, being lost and found. Personal explorations, bound together using a common visual language.” Rob™ 2014

Before it becomes all about seeing the work, I’d just like to give a shout out to

Dewald, Keith, Nigel, Pete and Rob™ for accompanying me on this journey. Thanks go to Elizabeth Underwood our intrepid publicist for her utmost patience and hard work. Dealing with 6 photographers at once, even as a collective, calls for a high level of calm and diplomacy, attributes that stand out in Elizabeth.

Thanks also to OCA, the entity that initially brought us together and that continues to support us. So much more than an organization, a collective of the most available, caring  people. OCA is sponsoring the private View and they do a good bash, so I hope you will take advantage of their generosity!

Finally grateful thanks to Business Vector and Paul Graham Image Specialists for their sponsorship of [( 6 )]. Check out the links below, maybe they are just the people you are looking for for your next business or photographic project.

For more information check out the exhibition website for dates, directions and bios:


We’ll be using the hastag #6scapes during the exhibition and we hope you’ll use it to let  us know your experience at the exhibition.

7 days to go…


OCA- Open College of the Arts http://www.oca-uk.com


Elizabeth Underwood, Underwood Works https://twitter.com/UnderwoodWorks


Business Vector www.businessvector.com



Paul Graham Image Specialists www.paulgrahamltd.com


East 100th Street

East 100th Street

To see the chosen images and videos from the two Bank Street Arts exhibitions: I Call this Place home and Shades of New York, please look at the Bank Street Arts page on the main website.
To see the the whole project East 100th Street, please go to the East 100th Street page on the main website.

Exhibition details, tear sheets and press.

ProfessionalPhotographer_October2012 copy

Professional Photographer Magazine UK

British Journal of Photography

British Journal of Photography Magazine UK


Open College of the Arts Website

big issue

The Big Issue Newspaper UK

Pages from Gesture and Meaning

Open College of the Arts Course materials UK

Tanya AhmedOCA

Open College of the Arts Course materials UK


Sheffield Telegraph Newspaper UK

TanyaAhmed BSA Shades of New York

‘Shades of New York’ Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK – Exhibition details on BSA’s website

Tanya Ahmed BSA Home

‘I Call this Place Home’ Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK – Exhibition details on BSA’s website