Chloe Lodge & the WYWH Collaborative, “Wish You Were Here”

Chloe Lodge will present “Wish You Were Here” at the Spéos Gallery, 7 rue Jules Vallès, 75011 Paris, from October 1st to November 8th, 2019.

Opening of the exhibition: October 1st, from 6pm to 9pm.

The Wish You Were Here Project was started in 2014 as an online collaboration, bringing together a group of all-female artists with the desire to record the ordinary and extraordinary moments of their lives. Each photographer makes images with their own personal narrative in mind, and when they are carefully curated together for a weekly blog post, they combine to create a fascinating and very personal representation of their world. Documenting the ebb and flow of the seasons, showing how different the world can be, but more often how similar the small moments in life are wherever one lives.

This open ended approach has proven to be incredibly freeing for all those who participate and submissions range from beautiful scenes of the photographers’ particular locations to intimate expressions of how they feel. The contributors are from all over the world. From Alaska to Maine, across the oceans to Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. One person’s backyard is another’s dream travel destination.

Spéos Alumna, Chloe Lodge, received an invite to join the “Wish You Were Here” project at start of its third year in 2016. She’d followed the project since the outset and always been utterly intrigued by the strong connections and narrative through images created in different corners of the world. The project was pivotal in Chloe’s photographic journey as it prompted the use of her DSLR to document her own life, where before she had always used her iPhone. It became her safe place to share images within a supportive community of women, it also kept her accountable to capture images which may have otherwise gone undocumented. Since she joined the project Chloe has gone on to work on numerous personal projects and has recently written her first photography book For the Love of the Photograph.

Chloe Lodge is a Spéos Alumni 2011 from the RNCP Photographer Program.

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