Emma Thomson: You know we were matched on a very special day - Art Collector

Courtesy: the artist and Galerie pompom, Sydney

For this new body of work, Emma Thomson has taken to finding male models through online dating sites. After matching with a man, Thomson would then start a conversation about whether they would like to have their portrait taken. A first date is organised and the expectations between photographer and subject are negotiated. The result is a set of portraits that investigate the use of image-based online interactive sites such as tinder, happn, instagram, and snapchat to see how these platforms thrive on responses from others. This new work challenges and reassesses the role, value, and significance of photography in today's context, and questions how the image can be defined in a world where the photograph has such a rich history, alongside strong political and social connotations.

Opening: 6-8pm Wednesday 19 August 2015
Exhibition closes: 13 September 2015
Location: Galerie pompom, 2/39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale NSW 2008
Contact: 0430 318 438
Email: pompom@galeriepompom.com

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