Subject, Object, Creator

19 Jul 2018 2018 CONTAINER

Subject, Object, Creator explores how the photographer’s gaze – shaped through gender, experience and character – molds broader visual representations surrounding identity.

Featuring: Campbell Addy, Ashley Armitage, Rochelle Brock, Jake Curtis, Alexandra Gavillet, Mimi Haddon, Ken Hermann, Lula Hyers, David Levingston, Natalia Mantini, Felicity McCabe, Tara Moore, Stephanie Nnamani, Rockie Nolan, Andriy Onufriyekno, Vasilina Popova, Naila Ruechel, Braden Summers, Alys Tomlinson, Samson Wamalwa, Minfeng Wu

Presented by

Getty Images

Curated by

Shawn Waldron and Claudia Marks


“Subject, Object, Creator” explores how the photographer’s gaze, shaped through gender, experience and character, molds broader visual representations surrounding identity.

Drawing from influential and award-winning photographers from the Getty Images community, the exhibition highlights a selection of diverse voices seeking to transform one-dimensional views of self-expression and move beyond prescribed media motifs.

Taken together, the forty works illustrate Getty Images’ dedication to expanding conventional visual narratives and challenging traditional storytelling.


Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content, with customers in nearly every country in the world. With its advanced search and image recognition technology, Getty Images has established itself as a pioneer in its field, making it the first choice for creative and media professionals alike. In the world of imagery, innovation is key, and Getty Images’ award-winning photographers and content creators are committed to producing inspiring and radical work, which is seen in the world’s most wide reaching and influential publications every day. Getty Images works with​​ over 200,000 contributors and hundreds of image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 160,000 news, sport and entertainment events; impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept, and the world’s deepest digital archive of historic photography.

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