Dafna Talmor HonFRPS in conversation with Duncan Wooldridge

Image by Dafna Talmor HonFRPS Caption: From the Constructed Landscapes (Volume I) series: Untitled (1212-2), 2013

Dafna Talmor is a London-based artist and lecturer whose practice encompasses photography, spatial interventions, curation and collaborations. Her photographs are included in public collections such as the National Trust, Victoria and Albert Museum, Deutsche Bank, Hiscox and private collections internationally. Recent solo shows include Constructed Landscapes, Carmen Araujo Arte, Caracas, Venezuela, (2022); Constructed Landscapes (vol. iii), TOBE Gallery, Budapest, (2022); Straight Lines are a Human Invention, Sid Motion Gallery, London, (2019); Recent group exhibitions in 2022 include Occupying Photography: To the Milky Way via the Sea, NŌUA (Bodø); Stories We Live With – Selection from the Somlói–Spengler Collection, QContemporary (Budapest); No Place is an Island, Photo50, London Art Fair; and Filling the Cracks, Unseen Unbound, Unseen Amsterdam, (2021); Selected books featuring Talmor’s work include Look at This If You Love Great Photography by Gemma Padley, Ivy Press, (2021); Post-Photography: The Artist with a Camera by Robert Shore, Laurence King Publishing, (2014). Her first monograph – Constructed Landscapes – published by Fw:Books was released in October 2020 and longlisted for the 2021 Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Award. Talmor has just been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by The Royal Photographic Society and her work is currently on display in Known & Strange: Photographs from the Collection at the V&A Museum and Glossaries, a duo show with Hannah Hughes, at Sid Motion Gallery, until February 2023.


Duncan Wooldridge is an artist, writer, curator, and the Course Director/Pathway Leader for MA Fine Art Photography at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. The author of John Hilliard: Not Black and White (Ridinghouse, 2014) and To Be Determined: Photography and the Future (SPBH Editions, 2021), he is the co-editor, with Lucy Soutter, of the forthcoming Writer Conversations (1000 Words, 2023) and Routledge Companion to Global Photographies (Routledge, 2024). His essays have accompanied monographic publications of Niko Luoma (Hatje Cantz 2021), Ryudai Takano (NMAO Osaka, 2021) and been commissioned for exhibitions by Thomas Ruff (David Zwirner, New York 2022), Dafna Talmor (Sid Motion, London, 2019) and Taisuke Koyama (GP, Tokyo, 2017). Duncan is a co-founder of the Global Photographies Network, and the co-director of object | multiple, a platform, store and resource for artists multiples. His research examines experimental photographic process, art and photography’s interconnections, as well as its global entanglements and dialogues. He is a contributor to this year’s Hydra + Fotografia Fotolibro Incubadora workshops in Mexico City.

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