Casey Orr's Saturday Girl wins top prize at Format International Photography Festival
A collection created by photographer and Senior Lecturer Dr Casey Orr has scooped top prize at this year's Format photography festival.
FORMAT19 were delighted to announce the winners of their Open Call Awards, stating:
"It has been a difficult job to choose just one project as this year's entries to the festival Open Call have been of such a very high calibre but the decisions have finally been made and taking the top prize in the FORMAT19 Award is Casey Orr's portrait series Saturday Girl."
Orr's series is a contemporary, playful and celebratory collection of portraits about the styles, tribal identities and desires of British youth. The project shows the unspoken ways in which regional and national UK identities can be read through style and self-expression.
On a number of Saturdays, traditionally the day of meeting and socializing in public spaces, in 14 towns and cities across Britain, Orr invited young women to be photographed in her touring pop-up studio.
The exhibition Saturday Girl will be on show at Format19 from March 14th until April 14th.
Saturday Girl will be published by Bluecoat Press in Summer 2019.
Dr Casey Orr is a photographer, researcher and Senior Lecturer in the school of Art, Architecture and Design. She is also a member of the feminist art collective, F=.