The magazine of the photo-essay
Jan 2020 back issue
“A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine. Fabulous!” Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film maker
British photographer Polly Brown’s new conceptually led show Airportals revolves around the politically charged process of airport security checks. Taking photographs at these points of migration is strictly forbidden, however the x-ray machines used at them can leave their mark on undeveloped photographic film – fogging and damaging the rolls, creating an unintended and abstract documentation. Three years in the making and Brown’s first solo show in The Netherlands, this exhibition brings together photographs and abstracted mark making which capture these ghostly echoes. Shot solely on damaged x-rayed film Airportals presents a forbidden portrait of these tightly controlled liminal zones in a beautiful and haunting body of work. WE FOLK PRESENTS Launching October 2019 in the heart of Amsterdam, WE FOLK PRESENTS is a space that explores the culture of WE FOLK, continues to support and nurture the talent they represent and affiliated artists, while also collaborating with selected brands on creative projects.
by Polly Brown
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