Curated by Christopher Stewart and Esther Teichmann, the exhibition is initiated and supported by Karin Askham, Dean of Faculty of Media at London College of Communication.
27 January – 12 March. London College of Communication
Images by Richard Mosse
‘Piémanson beach is said to be the last wild strand of Europe. Located in the south of France, in the heart of the Camargue Wildlife Park, it stretches for 25km up to the mouth of the Rhône river. Its summer population varies from a few hundred inhabitants in May up to 7000 in August.’
‘For the moment, public authorities tolerate this summer gathering despite the ‘coastline’ law, which implies that bivouacking is solely allowed for a night. But the french government having repeatedly announced the imminent end of free access to the beach, the inhabitants of Piémanson wonder every year if they will be able to repeat this enchanted summer episode next year in this part of the world which law-makers seem to have forgotten.’
‘Usually when I asked what keeps my brother busy, he would just tell me. But around the time he turned sixteen he told me nothing anymore. When I tried to photograph him he hid his face, threw a pillow at me or covered my camera with a blanket.
What I do now is photograph the last thing I can see of him when he leaves the house.’
Hans van der Meer: ‘The Netherlands -Off the Shelf’
Private view Monday 2 December 6:30pm
3-22 December 2013
Europe House, London
‘In The Netherlands – Off the shelf, Hans van der Meer brings together his own photography and his fascination for vernacular photography (he is co-founder of Useful Photography magazine) for the first time. By including catalogue images of street furniture, he casts a different light on the Netherlands. It suddenly becomes clear where the familiarity and interchangeability come from.’
With thanks to the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Exhibition design by Install Archive
Simon Menner, ‘From a Disguise Seminar’, 2010–2012 © Simon Menner
Simon Menners work can be seen as part of the ‘Limits of Fashion’ exhibition at Krakow Photomonth until 16 June 2013
‘Drowned Firemen, Bern’ is a rescued archive of water-damaged, 35mm slide-transparencies, of firemen, taken by firemen. The slides are a record of some of the fires fought by the firemen of Bern, Switzerland from the mid 1970s to the late 1990s. The entire archive was ruined when a water-pipe burst, flooding Bern fire station, where the slide collection was housed in the basement.
‘Rowing for Shore with Sinking Ships All Around tells the story of a soldier returning from Iraq suffering from severe post-traumatic stress. Two weeks before his tour ended, two best friends were killed when a roadside bomb exploded. On that fateful night, Sgt. Jacob B. had traded places with one of them. Discharged in 2007, and failing to receive adequate treatment he committed suicide later that year.’