East Wing presents the work of Mandy Barker, Caleb Charland & Arko Datto at Photo London 2018 from 17 - 10 May at Somerset House
Our carefully balanced eco system, responds violently to disruption. Our planet struggles with over population and disregard for it's finite natural resources. East Wing presents 3 artists for Photo London 2018 who discuss and explore the most explosive topics affecting our environment right now.' Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals' by Mandy Barker
(UK) focuses on micro plastic pollution and the resulting insidious effects on our environment. Drawn from plankton studies by John Vaughn Thomson in 1880's Ireland, this series illustrates that this same plankton is now ingesting plastic. Mandy has traveled the globe with scientists studying plastic waste, her images help audiences understand this growing concern. Also presented for this exhibitions will be images from her series SOUP
Global warming is creating environmental refugees in the wake, as homes are ravaged by rising tides and erosion. Exhibiting for the first time, A 3-year project created by Arko Datto
(IN), 'Shunyo Raja / Kings of a Bereft Land',
documents the plight of the world’s largest delta, the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna. It is also home to the Sunderbans; the world’s largest contiguous halophytic mangrove forest. Arko portraits the unsustainable challenges faced by residents as delicate balances between land, air and sea are threatened.
Violent storms leave governments scrambling to cope with failing energy infrastructures. In his series, Back to Light, Caleb Charland
(US) takes an expanded look at the classic grade school science project, the potato battery. His photographic experiments function as micro utopias, suggesting and illustrating endless possibilities of alternative and sustainable energy production. Also presented at Photo London will be some of Caleb's unique pieces that experiments with light and photographic materials.
All of these projects work as aesthetic and informative translations of these on-going global crises.
For more information on this presentation please contact Elie Domit, Director at email@example.com