Stephen Gill – Outside In

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Stephen Gill is a London-based photographer whose work is grounded in documentary photography but is often elevated through manipulation of the image. In 2010, Gill was one of three artists (the others being Alec Soth and Rinko Kawauchi) commissioned by Photoworks to give an artists view of Brighton for the 2010 photography biennial. The result was Outside In, a series of images manipulated by the city itself; Gill placed found objects (and even insects) in the body of the camera behind the lens so that they were captured along with the scene and became part of the composition. The work was published in a book, limited to 1000 copies,  which was released through Gills own imprint Nobody Books.