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Graduate exhibits portraits at Tate Modern

A photographer and UCA Epsom alumna is exhibiting work at the Tate Modern as part of Uniqlo Tate Lates, this Friday (27 October).

Laura McCluskey, who graduated in 2010 with a BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion and Imaging, submitted a selection of portraits to the gallery and will see her work displayed alongside the #Superflexcommunity show in the Turbine Hall.  

The UCA Epsom graduate said: “I submitted a variety of portraits; some of my grandparents from a personal project that I am working on at the moment, as well as some commissioned editorial portraits of artist Moses Sumney and poet Caleb Femi, both of whom I have photographed a couple of times over the past year and found to be incredibly inspiring artists.

“Exhibiting at the Tate Modern is a big career highlight. It has always been one of my favourite galleries and it is a real privilege to be able to show my work there.”

Since graduating, Laura has seen her career go from strength to strength, and has worked freelance on editorial, advertising as well as personal work. Most recently, she has completed a series of portraits for the BBC.

Uniqlo’s Tate Lates offers visitors the chance to experience the Tate Modern after hours through a variety of art, music, talks, film and workshops. The Superflex Open Call invited submissions from artists, with the successful entries selected by Reggie Yates to be exhibited alongside his own photographic portraits at the gallery.

"I have enjoyed creating the portraits, so I feel that this natural connection with my subjects translates in the work I am exhibiting,” Laura added on how she thinks the audience will connect with her art.

 To find out more about Laura’s work, visit www.lauramccluskey.com.

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