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Launching today, SUB-MERGE presents £100 prints exploring the relationship between mental health, art, and technology, in aid of the charity MIND

SUB-MERGE is London-based creative studio Emulsion’s response to the effect of recent world events on mental health. The print sale, which begins today, centres around themes of technology, nature, and perceptions of reality. Curated by Emulsion’s Photo and Film Editor, Nick Hadfield, and Creative Director, Mikey Opie O’Grady, the sale presents submissions from 25 artists; Jordan Hemingway, Marton Perlaki, Harley Weir, and Mariken Wessels are among the contributing practitioners.

The prints, all priced at £100 plus postage and packaging, are available online globally from 07 to 16 December, and 100 per cent of profits will go to the mental health charity MIND, who provide support and advice for anyone suffering from a mental health issue.

“2020 has put considerable strains, changes and impacts on our mental state,” says Hadfield. “SUB-MERGE is a reaction to one of our generations biggest challenges — our relationship with technology. Using photography in its broadest sense, we wanted to encourage innovative and creative uses of new technologies, alongside our ‘natural’ states of being, to promote healthy living and to expand consciousness.”

All prints can be purchased online here until 16 December 2020.

​Yves Tumor without Neck,​ ​2020 © Jordan Hemingway.
‘Nude, Water and Green Leaves III, 2018 © courtesy of The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam.
‘Distorquere XIV’, 2013 (revisited), 2020 © Gareth McConnell.
Hannah Abel-Hirsch

Hannah Abel-Hirsch joined British Journal of Photography in 2017, where she is currently Assistant Editor. Previously, she was an Editorial Assistant at Magnum Photos, and a Studio Assistant for Susan Meiselas and Mary Ellen Mark in New York. Before which, she completed a BA in History of Art at University College London. Her words have also appeared on Magnum Photos, 1000 Words, and in the Royal Academy of Arts magazine.

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