5 May - 15 May 2011
Opening reception: 5 May 2011, 6-8pm
Exhibiting photographers: Mahtab Hussain, Jonathan Illingworth and Andrew Youngson
The Viewfinder Photography Gallery is pleased to present âViewpoints', an exhibition of documentary-style photographic projects by Mahtab Hussain, Jonathan Illingworth and Andrew Youngson.
Jonathan Illingworth, End of My Journey: Jonathan Illingworth has created a three-part series of photographs documenting his daily commute. Along the way strange themes and occurances emerged. This final chapter of his journey is enigmatic, a project at the end of its days with a fate undecided. Thus an otherwise banal documentary project becomes an inner reflection of insecurity, waiting for the day that destiny catches up with us.
Mahtab Hussain, Building Desires: Mahtab Hussain's photographic practise attempts to answer the question, âwhat is a British Pakistani and if such label exists, what does it mean to the individual?' Building Desires is a photographic investigation of the Pakistani male community and the idea of a âperformance of masculinity'. Hussain's work questions the need to demonstrate agressive masculinity and why this has become a definition in the Pakistani male community of what a man should be.
Andrew Youngson, The Devil's Garden: Andrew Youngson documented the people and places he encountered traveling from Alexandria to Libya where beneath a featureless desert the Axis and Allied minefields have over seven decades drifted from where they were originally sown during the desert war. It is believed thousands of Bedouin have been killed or injured since the end of hostilities in this area.
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