‘Faces from the Continuum’ presents images across time and space: Thracian death masks and the faces from English alabaster tomb sculptures, Orthodox icons and medieval frescoes; Communist dictators, the poor and dispossessed, riders in the Tour de France, Edinburgh Festival street performers.
This exhibition asks if race, culture, religion, region and era really separate us - or are they irrelevant to the understanding of what it means to be human? Do we exist solely in our here and now, or as part of a continuum of humanity stretching through time and across our planet? Will you recognise the people gazing at you from the walls of the Hepsibah Gallery – from 5,000 years ago or from today – as part of you?
Meirion Harries was brought up in Penang and London and has lived and worked in Hong Kong and Tokyo. He is a writer as well as photographer and has, with his wife, written six books on Japanese and American history. Fifteen years ago he founded a social enterprise to help people with learning disabilities to communicate using photography, film and websites. Meirion has an MA and LLM from Cambridge and holds a Certificate of Advanced Digital Filmmaking from City University, London.