Territorial, curated by Paola Leonardi, will showcase the work of six contemporary photographic practitioners whose work is concerned with concepts of human geography, identity and territory.
Exhibiting artists and projects:
Alastair Bartlett's series “Sandlings” is an exploration of the Suffolk countryside where the photographer grew up, connecting the landscape with concepts of home and belonging.
Ania Dabrowska, an award-winning artist working with photography, installation, sound, moving image and text, with a long-
Paul Greenleaf's series “Correspondence” involves collecting, cataloguing and archiving found postcards in order to trace the spot where the original picture was taken and to re-photograph the view as it is today. The project records and highlights social, cultural and physical changes to the landscape from several subjective viewpoints.
Yiannis Katsaris' “Eklissakia” is a documentation of roadside memorial boxes scattered along the motorways of his native Greece, through video and photographic images it combines elements of personal and national identity.
Christos Koukelis presents 8 images of his new series “The Hills” an exploration of man-made landscape that deals with themes of human intervention on a particular territory and its social impact.
Paola Leonardi's “Borderlands” explores the relevance of European identity along the land borders of the European Union; rooted in concepts of human geography this body of work utilizes a straight visual approach and combines landscape with portrait photography.
Territorial opens with a private view on the 20th October from 6pm-9pm and there will also be free talks by the artists on 27 October and 3 November, both starting at 6pm.
The exhibition is part of Photomonth 2016, East London's annual international festival of photography.