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Identity is the name of the game at this year’s Guernsey Photography Festival, held in June, with 20 exhibitions from some of the world’s most renowned photographers as well as top emerging talent.

Among the exhibitions will be Martin Parr’s display of his ongoing ‘Small World’ series, a satirical swipe at the homogenisation of worldwide tourism.

(c) Copyright Martin Parr, courtesy Magnum Photos
(c) Copyright Martin Parr, courtesy Magnum Photos

Tony Ray-Jones’ black and white documentary photography, which surveyed eccentricities of the British leisure classes in the 1960s, will be shown alongside Parr’s display.

by Tony Ray Jones, (c) The National Media Museum / SSPL
by Tony Ray Jones, (c) The National Media Museum / SSPL

One of Africa’s most renowned photographers, Samuel Fosso, will be showing off his series of African Spirits and Tati series of portraits. Viewers can see images integral to modern-day black identity, with Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali featured, among others.

Fosso’s Tati series shows himself dressed as various fictional characters, which is both intriguing and slightly bizarre.

(c) Samuel Fosso, courtesy Jean-Marc Patras / Galerie
(c) Samuel Fosso, courtesy Jean-Marc Patras / Galerie

Francesco Giusti’s award-winning series, SAPE, will be presented, featuring portraits of well turned-out Congolese gentlemen in brightly coloured, bespoke tailored suits.

(c) Francesco Giusti
(c) Francesco Giusti

Other exhibitions which are sure to create a buzz are from Richard Billingham, Carolyn Drake, Adam Patterson, Dana Popa, and Nelli Palomäki and Jocelyn Allen.

Some of the photographs will be travelling will be holding a series of talks as part of over 30 educational and recreational events.

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