FRI 04 MAR                           19:00

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For over 35 years, photographers Vanessa Winship and George Georgiou have been making long-term projects across the Eastern Mediterranean, Black Sea, UK, and USA. Working in the rich documentary tradition of August Sander, Walker Evans, and Robert Adams and inspired by the films of Theo Angelopoulos and the writing of Richard Powers and Neil Ascherson, Georgiou and Winship are in “constant dialogue” with each other, their subjects, and the world. In Winship's words, "Where I end and he begins, and conversely, is almost impossible to navigate. And yet we are very, very different; we see and experience things differently…but between us there is a constant dialogue that informs our separate works." Winship and Georgiou will explore learning how to look, the intimacy of connection, and the meaning of public space in conversation with each other and writer Alexander Strecker.

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Vanessa Winship is an English photographer born in 1960. After studying cinema and photography at Westminster University (Polytechnic of Central London), Vanessa Winship begins teaching photography in London. After that, she works for the National Science Museum and becomes an independent photographer. She joins Agence VU in 2005 and shares her time between United Kingdom and the Balkans where she works on the series “Sweet Nothings” and “Schawarzes Meer”. She won numerous prizes, including the World Press Photo (Amsterdam) and the National Portrait Gallery Prize (London) and her work is exhibited in numerous museums and festivals such as the Rencontres d’Arles, the Kunstall Museum of Contemporary Art in Rotterdam or Photographers Gallery in London. Vanessa Winship is represented by Galerie Vu’ in Paris.

 

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George Georgiou, born in London to Greek Cypriot parents. He has photographed extensively in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Turkey for the last decade, living and working in Serbia, Greece and Istanbul. His work has focused on transition and identity and how people negotiate the space they find themselves in.

Awards include two World Press Photo prizes in 2003 and 2005, The British Journal of Photography project prize 2010, Pictures of the Year International first prize for Istanbul Bombs in 2004 and a Nikon Press Award UK for best photo essay 2000.

George’s works were exhibited at Hereford Photography Festival, Oct 2011; Fotoleggendo Festival, Rome, Italy, 2010; Centro Italiano Arte Contemporanea , Foligno, Italy, 2010; Spazio Labo, Bologna, Italy, 2010; Side Gallery, Newcastle, UK 2010; Noorderlicht, Holland, 2008; the Month of Photography, Athens, 2008; Moving Walls, New York, 2008; Leica Gallery Solms, Germany 2005; and in Serbia, Kosovo, Slovenia, among the others.

In 2011 his pictures has been displayed at MoMa, New York, New Photography 2011. His book Fault Lines/Turkey/East/West is published in Italy, UK, France, Greece.

Alexander Strecker is a PhD candidate in Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University. His dissertation project, tentatively titled “Athens in Pieces: Toward a Reparative Art History,” uses a reparative framework to think about the effervescence of visual culture in the Greek capital since 2008 and its relationship to the city’s rich past and charged present. His research is committed to the fragmentary and the liquid, seeking to assemble new wholes while recognizing this process as ongoing and incomplete.