You're invited to meet photographer Christopher Nunn at a Q&A with Palm Studios founder Lola Paprocka and preview his pop-up exhibition of recent photographic works at Calvert 22 Space as part of the Independent Photography Festival.
Christopher will talk about his latest publication Holy Water, an extract from his ongoing work in Ukraine, and about his experience living and working in a country that has in recent years been thrust suddenly and violently into our global consciousness.
You will have the opportunity to view the exhibition from 8pm.
Recent media coverage of Ukraine has focused on the ongoing armed conflict and political chaos that has marred the country over the last two years. In Holy Water, Christopher Nunn takes a quieter look at the periphery of these events in a collection of photographs exploring everyday life, ordinary domestic moments and chance meetings against a backdrop of political turmoil and instability. Themes of escapism, alcohol, friendships and religious iconography permeate the photographs.
Holy Water will be on view at Calvert 22 Space 11 – 14 May, 12pm – 6pm. More info here.
About the artist
Christopher Nunn (b. 1983, Yorkshire) is a British photographer working on personal projects and commissions throughout the UK and Europe. He graduated from Bradford College with a degree in photography in 2004. He is currently working on long-term documentary projects in Ukraine, where he has worked over multiple trips since 2013. In 2015 he was nominated for the prestigious Prix Pictet award, and in 2016 was selected as one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers. Recent clients include The Financial Times Weekend Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, i-D, De Correspondent, The Asahi Shimbun Globe, The Wire, Le Monde, Morgenbladet, The New Yorker, and Weapons of Reason.
About the publisher
Village is an independent bookshop and gallery based in Leeds, UK, founded in 2012 by Benjamin Holmes and Joe Torr. We offer a curated selection of contemporary art, design, fashion and photography books and magazines. We also source self-published and small press zines from artists around the world.
About Lola Paprocka
Lola Paprocka is a London-based photographer, curator, publisher and art director originally from Poland. Her inspirations come mainly from brutalist architecture, nature and portraiture. She is a founder of Palm Studios, a platform that promotes photographers, produce exhibitions and has its own publishing house, Palm*. Lola has exhibited globally in various group and solo shows and photography festivals as well as curated the Independent Photography Festival in London.
About the Independent Photography Festival
The Independent Photography Festival (IPF) is an annual, multi-city celebration of photography, its application and practice.
Initiated in Melbourne by Hard Workers Club, Smalltime Projects and The Good Copy in 2012, and hosted by some of Melbourne’s best small galleries and project spaces, IPF set out to offer a new platform for autonomous photographers and photo enthusiasts, both emerging and established.
Five years after inception, with the help of co-presenters Palm* Studios & The Heavy Collective, IPF made the leap across waters in 2015 and, as we approach IPF 2017 in May, we’re six annual programmes deep. We've hosted 50+ events in five cities across three continents, and have exhibited, presented and collaborated with more than 500 photographers worldwide.
Ever-changing and always evolving, we’re here to take space and make space for conversations about human engagement, artistic development, and community support.
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