AboutThe Jam Factory presents an exhibition of travel photography by travel writer and photographer Marie-Laure Parsy Szikola featuring images from Greenland, Iceland, Egypt and Tajikistan.
Five years of travel photography, a life packed in a bag, thousands of miles on foot, wheels and wings. From the scalding polar frost to the crumbling snow of the Egyptian Sahara, the exhibition follows the steps of a handful of intrepid travellers that spent days and weeks in deserts of ice, ash and sand. In a world of vivid colours, sail off from the banks of the Arctic sea, pass the Suez Canal, and explore, on foot, the trade trails of the Silk Road to the borders of Afghanistan, through high passes and pristine lakes.
Driven by a sheer passion for exploration, years of wanderings have taken Marie from the icy fjords of Greenland to the high mountains of the Himalayas, hiking across the golden Sahara dunes and the mountainous expanse of Central Asia. Recent winner of the Wanderlust magazine's âFrom the road' literary competition, her on-going projects focus on Eastern European folklore and on the planning of an ice-skating expedition due to follow the 636km of Lake Baikal during Easter 2015.