Emily Allchurch

The United Kingdom, London L A Noble Gallery

Emily Allchurch (1974) lives and works in London, completing an MA at the Royal College of Art in 1999. Her practice closely references old master prints and paintings to form contemporary photographic re-creations. By meticulously assembling many hundreds of photographs using digital software, she forms a journey around a city compressed into a single scene, to reveal a subtle social narrative for our times. Tokyo Story pays homage to the Japanese printmaker Hiroshige’s last great work: ‘The One Hundred Famous views of Edo’ (1856-58). Allchurch has exhibited extensively including the Palazzo Cavour (Turin), Bancaja Foundation (Valencia), Nouveau Musée National de Monaco and the Royal Academy of Arts (London). In 2011 The Minneapolis Institute of Arts presented Tokyo Story in a major museum show ‘Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints’, acquiring the full set for their permanent collection.