Guernsey Photography Festival announces programme

This year the truly global Guernsey Photography Festival is bringing seven headline photographers together, who have been assembled around the theme Journey.

Mark Power
Mark Power

UK photographer Mark Power has painstakingly documented The Shipping Forecast, a project which saw him travel to all 31 of the locations the BBC Radio 4 show of the same name broadcasts from.  It took four years between 1992 and 1996 to capture. 

Mark Power
Mark Power

He’ll also exhibit The Sound of Two Songs, which follows the countries joining the European Union in 2004, focusing on Poland in particular, which he visited 20 times over five years.

Klavdij Sluban

French photographer Klavdij Sluban who is of Slovenian decent, will present Balkans Transit, a series of Journeys shot between 1992 and 1996, where he was guided only by arrival dates – no routes, or even destinations.

He sees this spontaneous meander as the antithesis to photojournalism or paparazzo.

Ricardo Cases
Ricardo Cases

Ricardo Cases journeys into his native Spain to capture Paloma Al Aaire – modern expressions of traditional customs, including pigeon racing in Valencia, where a flock of brightly painted – and seemingly horny pigeons – are released in pursuit of a female, not painted.

Ricardo Cases
Ricardo Cases

Cases sees the act as a symbol of sex, flight, competition, hope, triumph and failure.

Bruno Boudjelal
Bruno Boudjelal

Bruno Boudjelal, a French national of Algerian origin, takes a journey of discovery in Disquiet Days to Algeria, and has produced a conflation of a ten-year photo diary, which yields a violent world and an increasing awareness of his own subjective viewpoint.

Anastasia Taylor-Lind
Anastasia Taylor-Lind

Meanwhile Anastasia Taylor-Lind, an English/Swedish documentary photographer, presents Siberian Supermodels, a journey from the glossy pages of fashion magazines to the icy tundra of Siberia where talent scouts hold castings in run down gymnasiums and hotels which reveal young women desperate to escape Siberia.

Anastasia Taylor-Lind
Anastasia Taylor-Lind

Kiyana Hayeri has captured the journey of hope of four Iranian teenage girls take as they look for a better future in Canada and Australia – a journey which she also sees as a passage to adulthood.

Kiana Hayeri
Kiana Hayeri

Ivor Prickett embarked on a short but turbulent journey last year between 28 January and 12 February when he witnessed the revolution which saw Honsi Mubarak’s 30 year presidency come to an end amidst complex scenes of violence and empowerment.

Ivor Prickett
Ivor Prickett

The Guernsey Photography Festival takes place at 9-11 Mansell Street, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1HP from 24 May – 24 June.

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