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MUSTAFAH ABDULAZIZ
MEMORY LOSS

FORMER SOLO SHOP, ALBANY
SOUTH ESPLANADE, ST PETER PORT

24 MAY TO 22 JUNE
10AM TO 5PM, MON TO SAT
FREE EXHIBIT

Mustafah Abdulaziz sums up his work and career so far: “I’m drawn to identity as the focus for my photographs not only because it spans across race and class but because I never found any summarization of my identity as a biracial Muslim American to reflect something close to the truth about me. I’m not black, white, or Muslim but a union underscored by America as the common denominator.

Growing up this way made me feel isolated without ways to express experiences of not belonging. Photography is a
language that transcends, giving me the power to create my own perception. By further exploring other peoples identities I can begin to see where my boundaries lie and also reimagine myself in the reflection of other people’s identities. I have travelled across America to develop my perspective and to document my own culture and life. My work is an effort to understand the culture I find myself both alienated by and drawn to.

Born 1986 in New York City as the second of six children and grew up in the mountains of Pennsylvania. A chance encounter at 17 with Avedon’s In The American West and the idea of visually transporting a viewer into the intimate lives of strangers left a strong impression on me. Growing up as a half-white and halfblack American Muslim provided a natural interest in examining social identification and ideas of self-representation. I’m a member of the international photography collective MJR.”

KRISTY CARPENTER
SINCE WE’VE SPOKEN

13 VICTORIA ROAD, ST PETER PORT

24 MAY TO 22 JUNE
10AM TO 5PM, MON TO SAT
FREE EXHIBIT

“This body of work is an exploration of change and loss. My father died four and a half years ago from cancer, the
summer before I left for college. While home I witnessed each member of my family dealing with this loss differently,
but together. In going away to school that fall I missed much of the transition period and instead came back each break to something new that had been added or changed at home-fresh wallpaper, different furniture, a new car.

In a way I want to tell my father what has changed since he left, but also show him what we have kept the same in
an attempt to keep parts of him alive. This work serves as a memorial to my father and the life he built. It is my way
of telling him that everyone is okay, that is has been hard, but we are all doing our best to move forward as he would
have wanted us to. I consider the book, its text and images, a conversation between my father and myself. Tucked inside the pages is a physical letter. This letter is a part of the book, but also its own separate piece. It is a letter I have written to my father that can never be sent. It talks about even more of the changes in my life and those of my family, the things he was not able to see, and those I wish he had.” - Kirsty Carpenter

MALIKA GAUDIN DELRIEU
THE WAITING ROOMS OF EUROPE

FORMER SOLO SHOP, ALBANY
SOUTH ESPLANADE, ST PETER PORT

24 MAY TO 22 JUNE
10AM TO 5PM, MON TO SAT
FREE EXHIBIT

This photographic essay is a documentary on the immigration crisis along the southern border of the European Union. Conducted over two years in Malta, Spain and Greece, this project looks at the issue of the waiting that migrants have to endure in those areas, which are transition zones in their journeys towards Europe.

The countries bordering with the Mediterranean are very exposed to migration due to their geographical positions. Indeed the routes leading to Europe are diverse, but not so much so that they offer a great choice of countries through which it is possible to enter the Union, Spain, Malta, Italy and Greece are the usual illegal gates used by migrants, travelling from around the globe. Whether they are trying to escape a conflict, discrimination, violence or the lack of prospect in their homelands, all find themselves stuck at the edge of Europe, unable to finish their journeys.

Through the use of evocative, rather than descriptive images, Malika’s photographs show this transition part of the migrant’s journey, as well as the frame of mind of those caught in limbo.

Malika is a French photographer currently based in Britain, having completed her studies on the prestigious documentary photography course at Newport University in June 2011. She has become recognised as a documenter of social issues across Europe. It is her desire that she should not dramatise the lives of her subjects, choosing instead to apply a gentle view of what she observes.

VUK DRAGOJEVIC
BELGRADE HOUSE

13 VICTORIA ROAD, ST PETER PORT

24 MAY TO 22 JUNE
10AM TO 5PM, MON TO SAT
FREE EXHIBIT

“Belgrade House documents the people and places of my life in Belgrade and is driven by the personal and cultural struggle of going back to a place that is at once foreign and familiar.

I am interested in exploring the tension between geographical distance and emotional closeness. In the 12 years since my immigration to Toronto, at the age of 14, I have gone back to Belgrade on a regular basis, keeping strong ties with family and friends while forming new relationships here. This project stems from the sense of simultaneously belonging and standing out, of looking at a place as both an insider and an outsider.

Belgrade House shows people in private spaces, environments that I associate with family and childhood. It focuses on artefacts and relics that are closely related to memory and growing up. The series is an extension of my compulsion to collect and preserve the people, experiences, and places that are significant and meaningful to me.” - Vuk Dragojevic

Vuk Dragojevic works in a range of visual media including animation, video and photography. His compulsive tendencies sometimes aid him in producing artwork and sometimes prevent him from sleeping at night. Despite his sleep habits, he has managed to produce work that has been shown in exhibits and festivals - both locally and abroad - as well as featured in print and online publications. He lives in Toronto with his fish Valerie.

STEPHEN KELLY
QI LIHE

FORMER SOLO SHOP, ALBANY
SOUTH ESPLANADE, ST PETER PORT

24 MAY TO 22 JUNE
10AM TO 5PM, MON TO SAT
FREE EXHIBIT

Born in Cumbria, England in 1983, Stephen Kelly spent his early childhood in West Africa and the Middle East before moving to Hong Kong where he lived for ten years. Stephen returned to the UK to study, gaining a degree in documentary photography from the University of Wales, Newport.

Stephen’s projects are visual narratives gathered over extended periods of time and influenced greatly by his deep
interest in social, political and environmental issues, with a particular emphasis on China. His series Qi Lihe is an intensely intimate portrait of life within one district on the outskirts of Lanzhou city in Gansu Province, North Western China. The images depict scenes of daily life for thousands of Muslim migrants who have been forced to leave their ancestral homes within the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture and migrate to the provincial capital, in order to survive. Desertification has destroyed their farmlands and they are effectively environmental refugees living on the edge of society, struggling to survive from one day to the next. Stephen’s images intricately weave in and out of people’s homes and through the urban landscape of Qi Lihe, documenting the daily reality of living and working in this environment; an existence so far removed from their previous lives. Through this series Stephen intends to bring to the surface, a community and a situation of which the mass media does not speak.

AHIKAM SERI
WHITE NIGHTS

FORMER SOLO SHOP, ALBANY
SOUTH ESPLANADE, ST PETER PORT

24 MAY TO 22 JUNE
10AM TO 5PM, MON TO SAT
FREE EXHIBIT

After walking thousands of miles from their home countries into Egypt, thousands of Africans make yet another new journey. Disenchanted with their treatment in Egypt, they risk mortal danger to cross the armed border into Israel. They are smuggled over this frontier stretch, marked in parts by nothing more than a weak fence. Led by local Bedouins, they brave armed patrols, and sometimes gunfire from Egyptian border guards, to get across.

Ahikam Seri took up photography when his friend introduced him to a makeshift darkroom at his parents’ warehouse in 1993. During multiple trips to China, India, Japan and South Asia in the 90s, he deepened his interest in documentary photography and between 1995 and 1998 studied photography in Jerusalem. He then went on freelancing for the Israeli media until 2002, and since then his work has appeared in major international titles such as Politiken, L’espresso, Time, US News & World Report, Paris Match, Ei8ht, Private, IoDonna, D La Repubblica Delle Donne, Le Monde, and Independent Magazine, among many others. His work is represented by London-based agency Panos Pictures.

TIM BOWDITCH
AFGHANISTAN BLUEYS

FORMER SOLO SHOP, ALBANY
SOUTH ESPLANADE, ST PETER PORT

24 MAY TO 22 JUNE
10AM TO 5PM, MON TO SAT
FREE EXHIBIT

Tim Bowditch is a photographer, living and working in London. His brother, Matt Bowditch, is a bandsman in the Royal Marines. For his band duties, Matt is based in Exmouth, but in April 2011 he began a three-month tour of Afghanistan. His main role for those three months was driving a Mastiff Ambulance providing medical support on Combat Logistic Patrols – regular convoys that provide supplies to troops all over Helmand. He was based at Camp Bastion, and in between driving as part of the convoys, he worked in the camps’ ambulance crews, and in other roles around Bastion.

These photos are from a part of the war in Afghanistan that we are not used to seeing. There are no images of
combat, though its presence is never far away. There are no moments of obvious distress or danger. There are many
images from ‘outside the wire’, when Matt was driving as part of the convoys, but there are also plenty of pictures
from inside Camp Bastion. Whether on a gruelling 24-hour patrol duty, or just strolling around on his downtime, Matt
managed to document the day-to-day life of the camp as someone who experienced it first hand. There are even a
few photos from Matt’s ‘decompression’ – the day trip taken by British troops to a beach in Cyprus in order to normalise to life outside a war zone before they fly back home.

JULIE DAVID DE LOSSY
POLYGON

FORMER SOLO SHOP, ALBANY
SOUTH ESPLANADE, ST PETER PORT

24 MAY TO 22 JUNE
10AM TO 5PM, MON TO SAT
FREE EXHIBIT

When the USSR collapsed in 1991 the past 70 years did not suddenly fade away in a snap. The Soviet legacy has been present, enduring and ongoing since then. Kazakhstan has inherited a heavy and specific one: polygons. Polygons are military sites of undetermined size where the Soviet army tested and improved its armament: ballistic missiles, nuclear bombs, bio weapons or chemical ones. Semipalatinsk was the nuclear test-zone for 40 years, exploding more than 456 atmospheric and underground nuclear bombs. Today there are two main impacts of this polygon on people: those who survive on scrap metal sales and those who die due to radiations and a lack of prevention.

Born and raised in Brussels, Julie David de Lossy graduated in Political Sciences/International Relations before entering the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium. In 2009, while her passion for photojournalism kept growing, she moved to London to pursue a second Master in Conflict, Security and Development at King’s College.
As she graduated, she decided to address political, environmental and social issues outside of the elite box,
through photography.

While working in Central Asia for a year, Julie developed with Colin Delfosse a project called “20 Years After” analysing a Soviet legacy in each of the five republics of the region at the wake of their 20 years of independence.

PETER DENCH
ENGLAND UNCENSORED

FORMER SOLO SHOP, ALBANY
SOUTH ESPLANADE, ST PETER PORT

24 MAY TO 22 JUNE
10AM TO 5PM, MON TO SAT
FREE EXHIBIT

Peter Dench’s photographs explore all corners of England, documenting the ethnic diversity, the love, the food, the
clothes, the weather and the many characters he meets along the way. Alcohol inevitably features prominently
because, whether you’re living it up at the Henley Royal Regatta or a hen party in Blackpool, the nation’s favourite
legal high is never far away. England Uncensored is a laughout-loud romp through this often badly behaved nation. It’s not an idealised brochure of a green and pleasant land; it is the truth, warts and all. The photographs for the project were taken between 1998 and 2010.

Peter Dench achieved a World Press Photo Award in the People in the News Stories category and participated in
the World Press Joop Masterclass. In 2010, he placed 2nd in Advertising at the Sony World Photography Awards. In
January 2012 he joined Reportage by Getty Images.

KATHERINE KAY-MOUAT
PORTRAIT OF AN ISLAND

JIMMY’S CAFÉ, ST JAMES
COLLEGE STREET, ST PETER PORT

24 MAY TO 22 JUNE
10AM TO 4PM, MON TO SAT
FREE EXHIBIT

“Growing up on the island of Alderney can be a lonely place, but it is also a very beautiful place.

This work was produced over time and a certain sadness appears in the pictures, I am aware of this and this reflects
my feelings. I chose to use infra-red film to give lightness to the images. The landscapes can be very stark and I wanted to try and draw out the beauty of the island. Infra-red film is difficult to use so the challenge was to
produce technically successful pictures but keep the contents central.

This work is not documentary photography, it is not a record of the island and I have chosen not to show people, it is a personal portrait of an island. The work was produced to honour the memory of those who loved the place, others who were forced to live and work there during the War and my family who lived on the Island for many years.”

I studied photojournalism at Parson School of Design in New York City and my teachers there were acclaimed
FSA photographer Arthur Rothstein and documentary photography Benedict Fernandez. My studies in the USA
helped me understand how far Alderney was from ‘other parts’. - Katherine Kay-Mouat

MARKEL REDONDO
IN GOD’S HANDS

GUERNSEY AIRPORT

24 MAY TO 22 JUNE
6.30AM TO 9PM, DAILY
FREE EXHIBIT

An estimated 500,000 Central American migrants cross Mexico every year on their way to the United States. The
National Human Rights Commission of Mexico reported that in 2009 nearly 10,000 migrants were kidnapped in this
country by gangs. On the long journey that migrants take, around 5,000km, they also suffer robbery, rape, hunger and
adverse climates before they get to the Mexico/U.S. border. Markel Redondo travelled from Honduras to Arizona from
September-October 2010 following the migrant trails and collecting interviews and photographs with migrants during
his journey.

Markel Redondo was about to start his studies in computer science at the University of Bolton when he changed his mind and switched to photography. He went on to gain an MA in photojournalism in China. He is now based in Bilbao, Spain and Bayonne France. Clients include The Times, Le Monde, Le Figaro magazine and The New York Times.

DAVID SEVERN
THANKS MAGGIE

FORMER SOLO SHOP, ALBANY
SOUTH ESPLANADE, ST PETER PORT

24 MAY TO 22 JUNE
10AM TO 5PM, MON TO SAT
FREE EXHIBIT

Thanks Maggie is a series of photographs exploring the ecological restoration and reinvented social uses of excolliery land in and around the former coal mining stronghold of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. This project looks at how these unique landscapes have been transformed from polluted post-industrial sites to green parklands and nature reserves, establishing new environments for rural pursuits such as rambling, foraging, nature watching and even hunting. Nevertheless, remnants of the town’s difficult history are still manifest and these photographs also examine the deprivation and sense of anxiety still affecting the area from the troubled days of mass colliery closures. There is no more daunting a journey than the course of change these places have seen and have yet to face.

David Severn is a self-taught, young documentary photographer based in Nottingham, England. His photographic practice is informed by his deep interest in local history, particularly in the area of social history and how culture might have changed or indeed, remained unchanged. Having recently felt a connection to his own region stronger than ever before, he has developed a desire to make work that responds to this. His memories and early experiences, as well as books, inspire the subject of his photography.

TIM SIMMONS
OUT WEST USA 2010

INNER MARKET STREET, ST PETER PORT

24 MAY TO 22 JUNE
10AM TO 5PM, MON TO SAT
FREE EXHIBIT

“I have been a photographer since the late 70’s. In 2002, at the height of my career, my mother died while I was abroad working. Hurt and confused by her death, I turned to the land for catharsis. I decided to stop my commercial practice to concentrate on a personal body of work. In landscape, I found a way to communicate what I was feeling. The land is incredibly beautiful, but not always in an obvious way. We often look for the big vista, but there are smaller, more intimate details that are equally compelling. I began to isolate small vignettes within a larger setting which somehow had a resonance for me. I wanted to share what I’d found, and to evoke not just the location, but the feeling of the place; the sense of having been there. It is well documented that we benefit both mentally and physically from exposure to the countryside. This is a significant message at a time when more than half the world’s population live in cities. My work is intended to provide a space for us to stop and reflect; to encourage personal dialogue about our relationship with the natural world, and how we can re-engage with it, amid wider issues of human isolation and environmental apathy.” - Tim Simmons

MARK WINDSOR
IN THE FACE OF HAITI

THE INNER STREET, THE MARKET
ST PETER PORT

25 MAY TO 17 JUNE
10AM TO 4PM, MON TO SAT
FREE EXHIBIT

This exhibition offers glimpses into Haitian life and culture following the earthquake of 2010 and up to the present day, and in particular the stories of the people that local charity Bridge2Haiti interacts with and continues to help.

A ROYAL JOURNEY GUERNSEY MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

OUTDOOR DISPLAY, CANDIE GARDENS
DAWN TO DUSK

17 MAY TO 24 JUNE
FREE EXHIBIT

In celebration of the Diamond Jubilee, Guernsey Museums & Galleries are staging an outdoor exhibition in Candie Gardens. The display documents the five visits that HM The Queen has made to Guernsey since she came to the throne in 1952. The photos have been selected from collections held by Guernsey Museum, the Royal Court and the archives of Graham Jackson and Chris George.

PRIAULX LIBRARY EXHIBITION

OUTDOOR DISPLAY, PRIAULX LIBRARY

24 MAY TO 22 JUNE
9AM TO 5PM, MON TO SAT
FREE EXHIBIT

By steam and track, by water and wind, by pedal and foot. Guernsey is small, but islanders have always found intriguing ways to get about and to get on and off. Many are happy to explore the island in gentle ways, many leave, but nearly always come home again.  The Priaulx Library archive of photographs records some of those journeys, whether long or short, or simply with no destination in mind.PRIAULX LIBRARY EXHIBITION

PHOTOMARATHON EXHIBITION

FORMER NSEW SHOP, SOUTHSIDE
THE BRIDGE, ST SAMPSONS

24 MAY TO 22 JUNE
10AM TO 5PM, MON TO SAT
FREE EXHIBIT

The Photomarathon exhibition comprises a varied and exciting range of over 1,000 photographs, which were all taken around Guernsey during the Photomarathon on 5th May 2012. The Photomarathon is a photography competition with a twist; the 100 entrants had only 6 hours to take 12 pictures on 12 given topics, kept secret until the day, using just a disposable film snapshot camera.

PRISM PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUB

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE
NORTH ESPLANADE, ST PETER PORT

24 MAY TO 22 JUNE
9AM TO 5PM, MON TO FRI
10AM TO 12.30PM, SAT
FREE EXHIBIT

Prism Photographic Club has decided to explore the ‘Journey of Life’, from cradle to the grave.  The exhibition will show member’s images from across the ages, some showing milestones, some just representing the ages we go through in life.

SPECTRUM PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUB JOURNEY EXHIBITION

THE HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
TRINITY SQUARE, ST PETER PORT

24 MAY TO 22 JUNE
10AM TO 1.30PM, TUE TO FRI
FREE EXHIBIT

Spectrum Guernsey has been established as a leading photography club in the island for over 50 years. The members cover a very wide range of photographic interests and regularly exhibit their work, either under the club’s organisation or on their own initiative. In this exhibition of projected digital images, we have brought together a selection of members’ work under the theme “Journey”.SPECTRUM PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUB JOURNEY EXHIBITION