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Published — Monday, 13 Sept
With these dramatically lit photographs from a local German farming community, Timo Knorr raises his questions about where the food we buy in the supermarket comes from, how it is produced, how agriculture works nowadays and how it can be.
It’s admirable that he decided to get his hands dirty and be personally involved to get a better understanding of how our food comes to our tables rather than passively observe the process.
"I planted veggies, maintained infrastructure, learned how to drive machines mandatory for agriculture. And I reconnected to the food itself."
Published — Wednesday, 15 Sep
Stefanos Kouratzis takes tradition and family-run work as a focal point for his project. It looks at charcoal miners in his home country of Cyprus.
With these photographs in rich black and white, emulating the surface and texture of the coal, we are witnessing something deeply depressing for many families who have worked in this sphere for decades, but now see it as a hobby rather than a profession to sustain a family.
As the new generation seems uninterested in taking up the profession and the world moves to a greener, more sustainable global economy, we are very likely looking at the craft that is to become a thing of the past very soon.
Published — Friday, 17 Sep
National oddities and peculiarities were the starting point for Edward Thompson’s project In-A-Gadda-Da-England.
Born and bred in the U.K., he offers his viewers the perspective of an insider who has spent his whole life surrounded by British culture, yet, nevertheless, it still manages to capture his attention with its fascinatingly strange aspects. Some, like putting milk in your tea, Miss Faversham beauty pageant or farm rescued chicken in a jumper are just a bit of harmless fun. There are, however, darker sides to English exceptionalism also presented in this long-term project.
For 20 years I've worked as a documentary photographer. I've photographed everyday life in England, predominantly in Kent, but also around the country.
Looking back over the photographs certain themes have revealed themselves: nostalgia, the rise of nationalism, the bizarre, protest, moments of serendipity with strangers and the sublime of the everyday.