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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
401 Broadway, Suite 410,
New York, NY 10013

+1 212 343 7491
newyork@webberrepresents.com

Careers

Senior Agent (London Office)

Salary: Upon Application

Start Date: TBD

Contact: sian@webberrepresents.com

This position requires a proactive, professional and talented individual with senior level experience in management. Artist relations and development are central to this role, applicants must have proven and positive industry relations with artists and client alike. This individual must hold exceptional knowledge of photography, a thorough understanding of the industry and will be expected to create new business strategies to initiate business growth from the outset. The ideal candidate is someone who maintains a calm, effective and energetic manner with the ability to maximise profit and company growth.

 Webber is a busy, evolving creative agency looking to expand and develop further with the right candidate.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Working closely with company Directors to maintain exceptional career management for all artists.
  • Generating new business through new and established contacts.
  • Managing artist and client relations respectfully and positively day-to-day.
  • Ability to strategise and execute artist career management.
  • Seeking new and established talent that mirror the high standard of our roster.
  • Creating engaging and exciting marketing strategies.
  • Budget management.
  • Overseeing and approving European marketing strategy and targets inc PDF’s, Treatments etc.
  • Staff management with the focus on development and performance.
  • At least 5-10 years industry experience.
  • Experienced and confident at creating new leads, negotiation and closing deals.
  • Proven track record on how to market artist’s delivering global reputation and revenue growth.
  • Positive team management (minimum 3-5 years experience).
  • Strong industry global contacts.
  • Knowledge and understanding of shoot production.
  • Familiarity of standard rates and usages.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Keen interest photography, media and the arts.
  • Personable and approachable with natural ability to develop strong relations with artists and clients.
  • Able to prioritise effectively.
  • Extremely organised and detail oriented.
  • Enthusiastic and upbeat.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

  • At least 5-10 years industry experience.
  • Experienced and confident at creating new leads, negotiation and closing deals.
  • Proven track record on how to market artist’s delivering global reputation and revenue growth.
  • Positive team management (minimum 3-5 years experience).
  • Strong industry global contacts.
  • Knowledge and understanding of shoot production.
  • Familiarity of standard rates and usages.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Keen interest photography, media and the arts.
  • Personable and approachable with natural ability to develop strong relations with artists and clients.
  • Able to prioritise effectively.
  • Extremely organised and detail oriented.
  • Enthusiastic and upbeat.


Agency Intern (NYC)

Start Date: Immediate / Flexible

NYC: kris@webberrepresents.com

The successful applicant should have a passionate interest in photography/art. They should be highly organized, able to multi-task, and eager to learn the inner workings of a creative agency. The intern will work closely with both the office manager and the agents and should be prepared to assist with a variety of tasks: both creative and administration based.

Interns can expect to obtain skills in digital archive management, marketing research, and office administration. Interns will be provided with a small stipend and should be available 2–3 days per week for at least 3 months.

Candidates should supply a resume including relevant work experience, education, and skill sets. Candidates may include a cover letter detailing their interest in Webber Represents specifically, and what they hope to learn from working at Webber Represents. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Update and manage the archive server and CMS
  • Research new markets, update and research client contacts
  • General office administration assistance
  • Update and manage agent iPads
  • Assist in the creation of PDFs and treatments
  • Assist with the maintenance and production of artist portfolio books

 

IT Skills (Essential):

  • Proficient in Mac operating systems
  • Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word
  • Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, Photoshop, and Bridge


Webber

Peckham 24 Mel Bles Marton Perlaki Senta Simond 17.05–19.05.19

Peckham 24
Mel Bles, Marton Perlaki, Senta Simond
17.05–19.05.19

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Peckham 24
17th - 19th May, 2019

Mel Bles
Marton Perlaki
Senta Simond

In the body, intuition and instruction can feel like opposing forces. Not least, in front of a camera; while still images are ‘still' by definition, posing requires movement. With this tool in-hand, the artist becomes a kind of choreographer; their subject’s movement, a kind of dance.
At Peckham 24, Webber examines this exchange afresh, through a series of newly created moving-image works by Mel Bles, Marton Perlaki and Senta Simond.
Through these artists’ respective lenses, movement becomes by turns raw, free and universal; prosaic, primal and difficult to endure; intrusive, and yet completely compelling.
Rooted in the intersection of movement, instruction and choreography, each of these works takes a unique approach to the body, reframing it as a vehicle for expression within the gallery space.

In unmediated movement, Mel Bles sees freedom, simplicity and universality. For Peckham 24, the artist creates a series of short films which seek to document exactly this; women, who are not dancers, using their bodies to express joy, magic and meaning.
“These short films are the start of small conversations between women and myself,” Bles explains. Free to express themselves however they wish without tools or direction to contaminate their use of the space around them, her subjects are invited to let themselves go, and to find new meaning in that sentiment.
In movement, the artist continues, a gesture or a turn can become an instrument of pure pleasure. It is a new language which, permitted by the camera, both artist and subject can learn to speak.

Birth, artist Marton Perlaki suggests, is perhaps the most universal of all events. We are all born, after all – though it’s generally accepted that we will not remember it. But if and when it is experienced for the second time, childbirth is governed by a unique set of forces, entirely other to those that dominate everyday life.
In a new moving image work created for Peckham 24, Perlaki collaborates with interdisciplinary artist Dorottya Vekony to consider this phenomenon through the intersection of conflicting ideas.
On one side, a split-screen film depicts strangers enacting the absurd standards expected of a body in labour. On the other, footage of the body, stuck, in everyday life, serves as a metaphor for birth’s imagined actuality. The film is narrated with authentic accounts, relayed by new mothers, of their own labours as, by turns, visceral, intuitive, profound and extreme.
In this collision of narratives, Vekony and Perlaki seeks to retrieve childbirth from the field of abstraction, rooting it instead in the extraordinary, and yet ordinary, experience of women around the world, throughout history.

In her photographic work, Senta Simond examines the human connection that exists between photographer and sitter, identifying the nuance of facial expressions and bodily gestures and capturing them on camera.
“RECORD”, a new video piece, amplifies this interpersonal study to powerful effect. Filmed, slowed dramatically down, and projected in ultra-large-format, the artist’s interaction with her subjects becomes at once compelling and uncomfortable to watch.
For the viewer, every tremor of a muscle is magnified, every emotional response heightened. The soundtrack – a dissonant, minimalist drone of background music, paired with the booming baritone of the artist’s spoken directions – only serves to compound this unease.
Simond is often asked how she directs her subjects. In this work, intimacy and exposure become bedfellows; the viewer is permitted access to the process, experiencing at once everything, and yet nothing at all.