Book Launch + Signing

In the Picture with Anastasia Taylor-Lind: Maidan – Portraits from the Black Square

Wednesday 23 July 2014, 7:00PM at The Frontline Club, London

When Anastasia Taylor-Lind arrived in central Kiev on 1 February 2014, Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) was under siege, surrounded by police loyal to the government. Rising tensions culminated in the worst day of violence on 20 February and the following day President Yanokovych fled Ukraine. In all, three months of protests resulted in 112 confirmed dead, and many more missing.

Taylor-Lind’s portraits have been uniformly shot against the black backdrop of her improvised studio, removing them from the context of the barricades just a few feet away. The ‘fighters’ are identified by their homemade body armour, and the ‘mourners’ by the bunches of flowers they have brought to pay their respects to the dead. Captured with an air of stillness and reflection, these photographs show the individuals involved in, and impacted by, the unrest.

Anastasia will be joined in conversation by Olivier Laurent, the editor of TIME’s LightBox.

Book Launch + Signing

In the Picture with Anastasia Taylor-Lind: Maidan – Portraits from the Black Square

Wednesday 23 July 2014, 7:00PM at The Frontline Club, London

When Anastasia Taylor-Lind arrived in central Kiev on 1 February 2014, Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) was under siege, surrounded by police loyal to the government. Rising tensions culminated in the worst day of violence on 20 February and the following day President Yanokovych fled Ukraine. In all, three months of protests resulted in 112 confirmed dead, and many more missing.

Taylor-Lind’s portraits have been uniformly shot against the black backdrop of her improvised studio, removing them from the context of the barricades just a few feet away. The ‘fighters’ are identified by their homemade body armour, and the ‘mourners’ by the bunches of flowers they have brought to pay their respects to the dead. Captured with an air of stillness and reflection, these photographs show the individuals involved in, and impacted by, the unrest.

Anastasia will be joined in conversation by Olivier Laurent, the editor of TIME’s LightBox.

Genesis

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of visiting the Natural History Museum to see Sebastião Salgado’s Genesis exhibition. It is breathtakingly beautiful and incredibly thought provoking. A must see exhibition; Salgado’s homage to this planet.

Read reviews here and here.

Image: In the Upper Xingu region of Brazil’s Mato Grosso state, a group of waura fish in the Piulaga Lake near their village. The Upper Xingu Basin is home to an ethnically diverse population. Brazil, 2005. © Sebastião Salgado / Amazonas Images / nbpictures

Genesis

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of visiting the Natural History Museum to see Sebastião Salgado’s Genesis exhibition. It is breathtakingly beautiful and incredibly thought provoking. A must see exhibition; Salgado’s homage to this planet.

Read reviews here and here.

Image: In the Upper Xingu region of Brazil’s Mato Grosso state, a group of waura fish in the Piulaga Lake near their village. The Upper Xingu Basin is home to an ethnically diverse population. Brazil, 2005. © Sebastião Salgado / Amazonas Images / nbpictures

The Mexican Suitcase trailer from 212BERLIN on Vimeo.

The Mexican Suitcase

Screening at Frontline Club, London: The Mexican Suitcase + Q&A - November 5, 2012 7:00 PM

In the chaos caused by the beginning of World War II in Europe, three small boxes disappeared to be found again in a closet in Mexico City in 2007. They contained 4,500 unique negatives, the work of three friends; Robert Capa, David “Chim” Seymour and Gerda Taro.

Exiled from their respective countries they were committed anti-fascists and travelled to Spain to fight the rise of Franco with their cameras. Their vivid frontline photography captured the brutal realities of the Spanish Civil War.The Mexican Suitcase reveals the journey these lost negatives made from France to Mexico and tells the story of their recovery 70 years later.

By putting the photographs in the context of the Spanish Civil War and the exiled community in Mexico, director Trisha Ziff looks at the power of memory and how it relates to history, questioning who owns memories and who has the power to define popular narratives.

Directed by Trisha Ziff

Beautiful slide show of this year’s Summershow at Foto8watch here

Beautiful slide show of this year’s Summershow at Foto8
watch here