Jem Southam The Mouth of the Okarito River BHC3433

Jem Southam

B. United Kingdom, 1950

Highlights

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Jem Southam, the Seventh Winter at HUXLEY-PARLOUR, London 2023
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Jem Southam: The Seventh Winter. Installation View

HUXLEY-PARLOUR,-founded-by-Giles-Huxley-Parlour-in-2010-Jem-Southam-Exhibition-(2019)
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Jem Southam. The North Wall of the Fjord, Milford Sound, New Zealand, Autumn (2018)

Jem Southam: The Seventh Winter. Huxley-Parlour Gallery, 3–5 Swallow St, W1B 4DE
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Jem Southam: The Seventh Winter. Installation view

The Works

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Jem Southam

06:52:12 17 March

2022

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

06:53:12 17 March

2022

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

07:31:26 18 March

2022

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

07:42:40 26 February

2022

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

06:44:17 14 March

2022

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

06:49:19 17 March

2022

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

08:03:16 18 March

2022

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

08:53:14 14 January

2022

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

07:13:13 26 February

2022

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

06:48:38 14 March

2022

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

06:32:36 17 March

2022

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

08:37:31 10 January

2022

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

07:26:39 26 February

2022

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

07:32:55 26 February

2022

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

09:17:12 14 January

2022

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

07:50:23 26 February

2022

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

07:36:39 26 February

2022

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

06:52:58 17 March

2022

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

Sotteville-sur-Mer, February

2006

Inkjet print

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Jem Southam

Les Petites Dalles, April

2006

Inkjet print

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Jem Southam

Senneville-sur-Fecamp, April

2006

Inkjet print

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Jem Southam

Senneville-sur-Fecamp, May

2008

Inkjet print

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Jem Southam

Senneville-sur-Fecamp, May

2008

Inkjet print

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Jem Southam

Seaford, Sussex, November

2006

Inkjet print

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Jem Southam

Vaucottes, March

2005

Inkjet print

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Jem Southam

Vaucottes, November

2005

Inkjet print

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Jem Southam

St Pierre-en-Port, April

2006

Inkjet print

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Jem Southam

Base of a Rain Cascade, Milford Sound, New Zealand, Autumn

2018

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

The North Wall of the Fjord, Milford Sound, New Zealand, Autumn

2018

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

Dusk, Point Kean, The Kaikoura Peninsula, New Zealand, Autumn

2018

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

Rain Cascades, Mountains, Fjordland, New Zealand, Autumn

2018

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

A Sudden Squall, The Stirling Falls, Milford Sound, New Zealand, Autumn

2018

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

Clearing Rain, The Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand, Autumn

2018

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

Ice Calf, Glacial Lake Below Mount Cook, New Zealand, Autumn

2018

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

Rain, Milford Sound, New Zealand, Autumn

2018

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

Spray, Belmont Falls, Milford Sound, New Zealand, Autumn

2018

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

North Wall of Fjord, Milford Sound, New Zealand, Autumn

2018

Archival pigment print

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Jem Southam

The Mouth of the Okarito River and the Tasman Sea, New Zealand, Autumn

2018

Archival pigment print

Jem Southam

B. United Kingdom1950

Jem Southam HUXLEY-PARLOUR

B. United Kingdom1950

Biography

Jem Southam’s richly detailed works document subtle changes and transitions of the South West English landscape, allowing the artist to explore cycles of life and death through spring and winter, and also to reveal the subtlest of human interventions in the natural landscape. His work is characterised by its balance of poetry and lyricism within a documentary practice.

Southam’s works exclusively in series, with bodies of work including Bristol City Docks (1977 – 1984); Paintings of West Cornwall (1982 – 1986); The Red River (1982-1987); The Raft of Carrots (1992); The Shape of Time: Rockfalls, Rivermouths and Ponds (2000); and Upton Pyne and the Red River (2007). Southam’s early and seminal body of work The Red River followed a small stream in the West of Cornwall from source to sea, documenting the legacy of tin mining on the river’s valley and the people who live there.

His 2012 series The River – Winter investigated how the concept of winter is embedded in society’s shared imagination. The series traced the passage of a single winter, following the path of the river Exe and its tributaries in Devon. The Moth (2018), revisits sites from The Red River made almost two decades earlier. Inspired by the old English poems ‘The Wanderer’ and ‘The Seafarer’, the series moves freely between interior and exterior, from sweeping vistas to quiet, overlooked details of rural life. Southam’s 2018 series The Long White Cloud is the result of a six-week journey to document the landscapes of both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. The photographs in this series show his continued fascination with the subtleties of colour, with reflection and transience, and with the effects of the shifting seasons and weather on the landscape. Exploring notions of the sublime in the varied natural landscapes of New Zealand, these photographs accentuate the connections between the drama of nature to the inherent mythologies of the land.

Born in Bristol in 1950, Southam has had solo exhibitions at The Photographers Gallery, London, Tate St Ives, Cornwall and The Victoria & Albert Museum, London. His work is held in many important collections, including those of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Museum Folkwang, Essen, the Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, and the The Victoria & Albert Museum. He is currently Professor of Photography at the University of Plymouth.

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Exhibitions

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Jem Southam: The Seventh Winter. Huxley-Parlour Gallery, 3–5 Swallow St, W1B 4DE

Jem Southam: The Seventh Winter

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long white cloud install

Jem Southam: Long White Cloud

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