BAFTA and Leica have announced a stunning new exhibition from photographer Sarah M Lee, featuring reportage from the EE British Academy Film Awards and House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards in 2015
London, 4 September 2015: Leica Camera and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have announced a stunning new exhibition from photographer, Sarah M Lee, documenting behind the scenes action, as well as iconic candid moments at BAFTA’s EE British Academy Film Awards and House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards in 2015.
Entitled Exposure: BAFTA Reportage, the exhibition will be launched on Monday 12th October at Leica’s Mayfair-based studio at 27 Bruton Place, and will be open for public viewing from 13th to 20th October. Eddie Redmayne, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore, David Harewood and Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams are amongst the many artists captured by Lee’s lens.
Twice selected for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, official photographer for The Guardian and The Observer, and contributor to numerous high profile national and international publications, Sarah M Lee’s career has spanned more than15 years. She was commissioned by BAFTA to shoot on the red carpet and backstage at their Film and Television Awards, documenting the glitz, glamour and excitement with her Leica M cameras. The Leica M rangefinder camera is well known for its small, compact design and intuitive operation, enabling photographers to get closer to their subject, and allowing spontaneous moments to be captured quietly and discreetly. A selection of some of the photographer’s own favourite works capturing unscripted moments is included within the exhibition.
As a counterpoint, a small selection of work from BAFTA’s archive by photographer Michael J Barrett will also be featured. Michael was BAFTA’s main photographer during the ‘70s, covering Awards as well as special events including the Royal Opening of the organisation’s headquarters, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, and a One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest Q&A with director Milos Foreman, producers Saul Zantz and Michael Douglas, and stars Louise Fletcher and Jack Nicholson.
Exposure: BAFTA Reportage is part of BAFTA’s touring exhibitions programme, sharing a rich archive of photography with growing audiences around the UK.
The first edition of each work will be displayed at the exhibition, and these limited edition prints will be available for sale after the event.
Exhibition venue: Leica Studio, 27 Bruton Place, London W1J 6NQ
Tel: 020 7629 1351
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Open to the public from 13 October 2015
For further information, please contact:
Jenny Hodge, Head of Marketing, Leica Camera Ltd
Tel: 07900 487697
Email: [email protected]
Nick Williams, Press & Communications Officer, BAFTA
Tel: 020 7292 5847
Email: [email protected]
Publicity images for this event are available at www.bafta.org/press/images
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – featuring workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes – in the UK, USA and Asia; it offers unique access to the world’s most inspiring talent and connects with a global audience of all ages and backgrounds. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, television and games production, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.
About Leica Camera AG
Leica Camera AG is an international manufacturer of premium cameras and sport optics products. The company is headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany, with a second production site in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal. Leica Camera AG operates branch offices in the UK, France, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, South Korea, Italy, Australia and the USA. New and innovative products have been the driving force behind the company’s positive development in recent years.