William Lakin

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Email: mail@williamlakin.com
Instagram: @williamlakin
Founder of XLVI Space
Post-graduate researcher at London College of Communication
Lecturer and Academic Assistant for BA Photography at Middlesex University


Selected Exhibitions

2022 - Boutographies Festival, Five Minutes After Birth, Montpellier, FR.
2021 - Festival Diecixdieci, Five Minutes After Birth, projected exhibition, Gonzaga, IT.
2021 - Photo Open Up, Five Minutes After Birth, Padova, IT.
2021 - PHMuseum Days Festival, Five Minutes After Birth, projected exhibition, Bologna. IT.
2021 - RBSA Photography Prize Exhibition, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, UK.
2021 - Encontros da Imagem Festival, Five Minutes After Birth, Braga, PT.
2021 - Connections, Photographic Exploration Project, Berlin, DE.
2021 - Embracing Stillness, Humble Arts Foundation, online.
2019 - Good Times for Free, Encontros da Imagem Festival, Braga, PT.
2019 - Good Times for Free, Fishing Quarter Gallery, Brighton, UK.
2019 - Dancing in Peckham, Peckham 24, London, UK.
2018 - Nuit de l'Année, Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, FR.
2017 - Changing States, Middlesex MA graduate show, Four Corners Gallery, London, UK.
2017 - Carte Blanche Award, Paris Photo / Picto Foundation, Gare du Nord, Paris, FR.
2016 - The Pursuit of Happiness, Encontros da Imagem Festival, Braga, PT.
2016 - Seeds, Vortigern Gallery, Margate, UK.
2014 - 2015 -RPS International Print Exhibition, (touring exhibition), UK.
2014 - Yixian International Photo Festival, Huangshan, CN.
2014 - Sojourn, Hastings Arts Forum, Hastings, UK.
2014 - Octet, St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, UK.
2014 - New Work from Malta and Mexico, Rothermere House, Hastings, UK.
2014 - Magnum Photos / The Photography Show 30 under 30, The NEC, Birmingham, UK.
2014 - Nuit de la Photographie, La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH.
2013 - SFR Jeunes Talents, Paris Photo, Grand Palais, Paris, FR.
2013 - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.
2013 - Telling Stories, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks, UK.
2013 - Portrait of Contemporary Youth / D&AD / Dazed, Neu Gallery, London, UK.
2013 - D&AD New Blood, Spitalfields Market, London, UK.


Awards & Grants

2021 - RBSA Photography Prize - Highly Commended.
2021 - Grand Prix Images Vevey - Shortlisted.
2020 - Emergentes International Photography Award - Finalist.
2019 - Middlesex University - ACI Research Grant.
2018 - Mack First Book Award - Nomination.
2017 - Paris Photo / Picto Foundation, Carte Blanche Student Award.
2016 - Encontros da Imagem Festival, Discovery Award.
2014 - Royal Photographic Society 157th Print Exhibition - Under 30s Gold Award.
2014 - Fotofilmic'14 - Shortlisted.
2014 - Magnum Photos 30 under 30.
2013 - SFR Jeunes Talents / Paris Photo Award.
2013 - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize - Shortlisted.
2013 - D&AD Student Yellow Pencil.


Publications & Articles

2021 - Musée Magazine - Five Minutes After Birth.
2021 - PHMuseum - Five Minutes After Birth.
2021 - Horizon Magazine - Five Minutes After Birth.
2021 - WÜL Magazine - Five Minutes After Birth.
2021 - It’s Nice That - Five Minutes After Birth.
2021 - British Journal of Photography – Five Minutes After Birth.
2021 - Source Magazine Issue 103 Life Stories - Five Minutes After Birth.
2017 - Art Press - Carte Blanche Award.
2017 - AirBnb Magazine - Beirut's Vibrant LGBTQ Scene.
2017 - Huck Magazine - A Glimmer of Accountability.
2017 - Fotoroom - Good Times for Free.
2014 - Hunger, Issue Six, On Tour I - Magaluf.
2014 - Prism Magazine, Florida Club.
2014 - Trip Magazine - On Tour.
2014 - icantakephotos - Florida Club.
2014 - Left A Bit - Florida Club.
2014 - Hunger TV - On Tour I - Magaluf.
2014 - Fotofilmic'14 - Shortlist feature.
2014 - Mull It Over - Interview.
2014 - Fotografia Magazine Online - Portraits.
2014 - Darwin Magazine, Marina - Undercliff.
2013 - BJP, Editors Choice - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.
2013 - Dazed and Confused, A Portrait of Contemporary Youth.
2013 - Hunger TV, weekly feature for August.
2013 - Now Here This, Timeout London, Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.
2013 - Dust Magazine Online.


Education

2021 - ongoing - Practice-led PhD, London College of Communication (UAL).
2015 - 2017 - MA Photography, Middlesex University.


Teaching & Talks

2022 - Research Network UAL Summer Symposiom.
2021 - British Journal of Photography - 1854 Presents.
2020 - Middlesex University ACI Winter Research Conference - London.
2019 - Miniclick Photo Talks - Brighton.
2017 - Paris Photo Platform 'The Photograph Deceives and shows that it Deceives' - Paris. 
2017 - Miniclick Photo Talks - Brighton.
2016 - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 'The Extraordinary Everyday' - London.
2014 - PhotoHastings, Sojourn Talk - Hastings.
2014 - Photology, PhotoHastings / Brighton Photo Fringe - Hastings.
2014 - current - Middlesex University - London.


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