Paper Geographies is an exhibition at Manchester Central Library that brings together 12 artists who use photography to explore the relationships between materiality and place. The expanded field of photography is represented by works that challenge the medium’s own specificity; including documentary and appropriated imagery, performance and sculpture, moving image, analogue processes, digital and 3D animation.
Modelling the Animal is a collection of photographs which consists of work made by Liza Dracup, John Darwell, Kate Mellor, Charlie Meecham and Terence Wright. The work focuses on the physical representation of and interaction with animals positioned in a space between art and science.
Quinn is a new installation from artist, photographer and writer Lottie Davies. It is the fictional story of a young man, William Henry Quinn, who walks from the south west of England to the far north of Scotland in post-Second World War Britain. Although fictional, the work responds to the real-world experiences of young men and women post-trauma in the early 20th century and now.
Manchester based photographer Luke Saxon has been documenting the proliferation of plastic closer to home in the canal ways of his native city. Exhibiting alongside the Mandy Barker’s Our Plastic Ocean, these images highlights the impact of plastic waste on a local level.
Our Plastic Ocean, by international award-winning photographer Mandy Barker, addresses the current global crisis of marine plastic pollution. Barker collects debris from shorelines across the world and transforms them into powerful and captivating images. The exhibition, which is traveling from Impressions Gallery where it was conceived, is the first major touring retrospective of her work.
Amak Mahmoodian’s Zanjir (Translation: “chain”) presents a body of photographs that cross great distances – reaching through history to bring the earliest images of Iranian photography into the present, across oceans to invite Mahmoodian’s family and friends; and across the border between life and death.