Lewis Khan
Love Time

Love time is a body of work produced during an artist residency at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London between April 2015 - December 2016.

In the first instance this work was concerned with highlighting the importance of the NHS (National Health Service), which is currently undergoing deconstruction through privatisation. During the residency the immediate focus of the images shifted to a more fundamental human story within the hospital, looking at the strength and fragility of human beings, and challenging conventional thinking and imagery around power relationships within hospitals between staff and patients - dependants/dependees. Through intimate observation and extended time spent in the hospital working with staff & patients, and in clinical situations I was able to observe the hospital less as an automated machine and more as simply a human place - run by humans, for humans. I saw strength flowing from person to person, whilst also seeing the extreme fragility possessed by all people, in both cases irrespective of status.

The title is a quote from the t-shirt of a now deceased patient I met and photographed in the hospital. There is an ambiguity in its meaning between the care received in hospital and an instruction to hold time precious.

Freelance Photographer & Film Maker, based in London.

lewis@lewiskhan.co.uk
+44 0 7980 701 319

Clients / Features

  • Dazed
  • Vice
  • Wonderland
  • World Photography Organisation
  • The Guardian
  • FT Weekend Magazine
  • Huck Magazine
  • Richard Rogers Architects
  • Wallpaper*
  • Domus Magazine
  • Assemble
  • The New Statesman
  • LAW
  • Splash & Grab
  • Huck
  • Inventory

Awards / Exhibitions

  • Finalist ‘AOP Awards 2016’ ⋅ Truman Brewery ⋅ London ⋅ 2016
  • Aritst Talk ⋅ Recyclart ⋅ Brussels ⋅ 2016
  • Under the Same Sun artist film screening, South London Gallery ⋅ selected by Guggenheim Museum ⋅ South London Gallery & Recreative Editorial Board ⋅ 2016
  • Venice Biennale, International Pavillion ⋅ 2016
  • Shortlist ‘Magnum Graduate Photographer Award’ ⋅ 2016
  • Shortlist 'Magnum Graduate Photographer Award' ⋅ 2015
  • Artist Residency, The Chelsea & Westminster Hospital ⋅ 2015
  • Portrait Salon ⋅ London ⋅ 2015
  • Photofusion Salon ⋅ London ⋅ 2015
  • Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed ⋅ The Photographers Gallery ⋅ 2014
  • 1st Prize Shuffle Film Festival - The City ⋅ London ⋅ curated by Danny Boyle ⋅ 2014
  • RPS Intl. Print Competition 157 ⋅ 2014
  • The London Short Film Festival ⋅ 2014
  • Open City Docs ⋅ Docheads ⋅ London ⋅ 2014
  • Winner ⋅ Motorcade Flash Parade National Open ⋅ Bristol ⋅ 2013
  • Reely & Truly ⋅ Bold Tendancies ⋅ London ⋅ 2013

Commissioned portfolio available upon request