Window Takeover: Emily Morgan - Paper Faces On Parade
A project exploring complex emotions that one would suffer when living with and managing anxiety
Due to the effects of the Pandemic over the last year, looking after our mental
health is more important than ever. Shot on a Polaroid land camera 330 and using peel apart film, the
imagery you see here, are purposefully constructed to appear out of focus and under exposed to give
the illusion of what one may experience when fighting with consuming thoughts that stem from dark
corners of the fragile mind. The colours are used as an elegant disguise in order to ‘put a face on’ and
parade from one place to another without knowing what the fragile mind holds; a combination of which
the avant-garde and intense colour pallet contradicts these consuming thoughts.
Over the last two years, Emily Morgan has been creating a personal body of work called ‘Paper Faces
on Parade’ which have been featured with magazines such as: Photograd, The Flux Review, New
Emergence Art, The Southwest Collective and The Pupilshpere. Futhermore, ‘Paper Faces on
Parade’ has been selected to take part in digital and physical exhibitions with The Holy Art, Artdoc
and Aire Place Studios. As of 2020, Morgan has been signed to RNA Gallery where ‘Paper Faces on
Parade’ has been displayed in their first group exhibition in Tokyo. More of Emily Morgan’s Polaroid
project includes taking part in WRPD magazine’s Unlockdown project with my mini-series ‘I Think I
Will Stand In’ along with being commissioned by Coverless Co. to produce work for their limited
edition zine ‘Last Call. A Weekend to Forget.
Emily Morgan’s experience and background started when she graduated from the University of
Suffolk, back in 2018. Since graduating, Morgan has been working towards her aspirations in
becoming a fashion photographer by building up a portfolio and networking with magazines and
designers. With this network, Morgan has been able to create editorials for magazines such as
Flanelle Magazine, Dreamingless Magazine, The Unedit Magazine, FrenchFries Magazine,
PapMagazine and Vogue Italia, creating test shoots for Select Model Management, Youth Models,
Zebedee and M&P Models, Crumb Agency and working with PR Showrooms such as The Hundred
Showroom and Fashion Crossover London to create look books for their designers; Along with
working as a freelance photographer during London Fashion Week with Noctis Magazine, Hunger
Magazine and OneG Magazine.
Emily's piece can be viewed from 17th May - 24th May through the gallery window at Circle Space.