"Distant Horizons" by Transit
26 October - 1 December 2013, 3rd floor
Opening night preview: Friday, 25 October 2013 - 8 pm
Driven by experimentation and the gathering of photographic evidence, the work of the French collective 'Transit' knows no boundaries. From social documentary, to a more personal, diaristic approach, from the foot of the French Alps to the mouth of the Amazon river; the photographs in this exhibition are borne out of a sense of curiosity and exploration.
Alexa Brunet brings us imagery from the Kists of central Russia, peoples whose culture and identity have been impacted by successive Russian governments. Alexandra Frankewitz enters French mobile-homes and meets their inhabitants (France does not recognise these as permanent dwellings). Bastien Defives photographed the dreamy surroundings of the inhabitants of the Amazon river, living on pilotis and travelling the tidal surges by boat. David Richard lived the days leading to the forecast 'Armageddon' in Bugarach, a small village that survived the end of the world. Nanda Gonzague captured photographic drafts from the recent history of Armenia. Yohanne Lamoulère spent her time living in the suburbs north of Marseille, where local people, both young and old, fight against redevelopment projects that threaten to obliterate their established community. Hélène Jayet revisits her half-native Mali, drawing an evocative string of memories from her personal family history.
Transit Collective was formed ten years ago by a group of photographers who share a common critical interest in European culture and society. All of the members primarily work on extended personal projects, which they undertake in conjunction with commissions and other professional activities. These seven photographers often work with the national and international press, NGO's, institutions and private companies. Their works have been nominated, awarded and exhibited in the framework of numerous festivals and exhibitions, both in France and abroad.
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