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Webber London

Webber London
18 Newman Street,
London W1T 1PE

+44 (0)20 7439 0678
london@webberrepresents.com

Webber Gallery
18 Newman Street,
London W1T 1PE
info@webber.gallery

Webber New York

Webber New York
Roulston House, Suite 292
124 9th Street
Brooklyn
NY11215

+1 212 343 7491
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Careers

London | Agent

Salary: DOE

Start Date: Immediate

WEBBER is a thriving multidisciplinary agency and gallery that harmonizes creativity and collaboration with contemporary lens-based artists and clients. We offer exceptional career management, creative collaborations and full – service production with the worlds leading brands.

As we’re going through a period of re-imagination, we want to nurture a space that respectfully involves and empowers individuals who have been historically denied access within our industry.

Our London office is looking for an Agent to join our team. This position requires a dynamic, organised and passionate individual who can remain calm in our fast paced world. Artist relations, business development and an understanding of production are central to the role.

We believe in hosting a work environment that encourages transparency, honesty, and creativity through our passionate and organised team. Your time-management, leadership and negotiation skills are crucial as we build new partnerships with people and organisations that share our drive in creating a more diverse, just and accountable future.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with company Directors to maintain exceptional career management for our multidisciplinary roster
  • Generating new business through new and established contacts
  • Managing artist and client relations respectfully and positively day-to-day
  • Ability to strategize and execute artist career management
  • Create engaging and exciting marketing strategies and targets inc PDF’s, Treatments etc
  • Budget management

Qualifications/Skills:

  • 3-5 years working in a team with management experience
  • Able to create new leads, negotiate and close deals
  • An understanding of shoot production and logistics
  • Good with cost saving exercises and budgets
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Keen interest photography, music, film and the arts
  • Personable and approachable with natural ability to develop strong relations
  • Able to prioritize effectively
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Enthusiastic and upbeat


Please send cover letter and CV to sian@webberrepresents.com

Webber

Daniel Shea American Framing 22.05–21.11.21

Daniel Shea, American Framing
22.05–21.11.21

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Daniel Shea | American Framing at the Biennale Architettura 2021

22 May - 21 November 2021


Daniel Shea’s newest body of work explores alternative ways of seeing for the New York-based photographer, whose practice is grounded in studies of architecture, form, and social constructs. Developed, in various forms, over the past three years and still ongoing, Shea’s new photographic language hones in on textures.

The series, comprised mostly of black-and-white photographs, began with Shea taking on new subject matter. Having focused on urban environments and architectural history for his series 43-35 10th Street, Shea turns to the natural world as an alternative photographic environment. In the density of woodland areas – some around New York City, others in places further afield like Alaska – Shea attempts to see the trees for the forest, discerning textures and details amongst the larger mass of greenery (and reimagining the traditional saying). This metaphor runs through the body of work and applies especially to Shea’s method of photographing nature. Shea seeks out his subjects within these landscapes, and in the process confronts how we relate to nature – appreciating and looking at the natural world despite the knowledge of our impact on it, which isn’t always in view – in a time of environmental crisis. There’s a dichotomy, then, between what’s seen in the photographs and what we know of the natural world. Rather than taking in the landscape as a whole, Shea’s granular photographs hone in on the details, the elemental; texture is the defining formal quality.

In this way, Shea also sees cities anew. Taking this newly developed photographic language, Shea applies it to the urban environments he knows so well, seeing them this time through a new lens entirely. Construction sites and architecture become subjects once again – places like steel yards, some busy with people and others empty. These urban scenes highlight the details – a hammer and wood shavings, construction materials – as well as busier moments of labourers at work. It’s not so much where the photographs were taken, as how Shea approached his subject matter as he moves from the natural world to built-up, constructed environments.

This new body of work is seen for the first time at the Venice Biennale’s 17th International Architecture Exhibition, as part of the United States Pavilion, American Framing. The US’ exhibition, curated by Paul Anderson and Paul Preissner, examines softwood construction and framing in American architecture, its history and continued significance as a fundamentally egalitarian material and building practice. Reflecting on Shea’s previous series 43-35 10th Street, and its interrogation of architecture and capitalism, this exploration of architecture’s social implications aligns with Shea’s own practice. In this context, Shea’s new photographs – staged alongside a full-scale wood framing structure, built as a new facade for the pavilion and courtyard – showcase the raw material central to wood framing.