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Room 6

1854 and British Journal of Photography Opened November 9th, 2021 View 3D Gallery
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Aaron LapeirreAnastasiya BalabanAndrea AlkalayArkadiusz KasperczykAttila BaloghBen DickeyCaroline Mardokcosimo damianoCristina FontsareEllie RamsdenHannah NortonHeather McDonoughHugh FoxIan Dominic O'NeillIlsa Wynne-Hoelscher KiddJacob WeeksJean AyotteJoseph Ball & Clementine BlueKasia TrojakKate SchultzeLaura ChenLaura PannackLinda JarrettMarcin T. JozefiakMark O'HalleronMark WarnerMatthew HarkNathaniel PlevyakOlivia FernandezPamela EAPilar Sanchez GomezPriysha RajvanshiRebeca BindaRyan KevinSamuel FradleySari SoininenSimon RobertsSophie PolyviouSupratim BhattacharjeeSuresh NaganathanTara MukundThomas ByczkowskiTom EagarTony ManiatyYu-Chen Chiu

Artworks in this space:

(be)longing.

Kate Schultze

My former flatmate and his girlfriend enjoying the virtually carefree atmosphere of the last warm autumn day last year in Leeds, just before the second lockdown in the UK was announced. This lockdown was gonna last until Spring 2021, which makes this one of their last moments together in 2020. Even though they only lived a few minutes away from each other, the restrictions affected the amount of time they spent together immensely. @_katesch on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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A boy holding his arm around a girls waist whilst sitting on a piece of grass. The boy is sitting on the left facing to the right, wearing a dark t-shirt, the girl is sitting on the right wearing a tank top, facing to the right as well. The image is a close up of two torsos and was shot on a grainy black and white 35mm film.

Township Surfers

Aaron Lapeirre

Three young Township surfers in Jeffreys bay, South Africa @aaronlapeirre on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Young township surfers in Jeffreys bay South Africa

River dream

Cristina Fontsare

I have been taking pictures of India since she was nine. She was 12 in summer 2020. We met after the first lockdown and went to spend a day by the river. In front of the drama of the year, that picture shows the relief of a young girl to be in the open, in nature. @cristinafontsare on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Red picture of a girl in the river

Two Sisters

Cristina Fontsare

This picture was taken in June 2020 just after the first lockdown in Catalonia, Spain. It is a mysterious red image of two sisters playing barefoot in a space that we cannot figure out how it is. It could be a natural space, a backstage of a forest.. I had a strong impulse to take pictures in red color during summer 2020. After the dramatic events of the year, red was the color. @cristinafontsare on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Red picture of two girls with mask

Water funeral

Attila Balogh

Preparations for a Tibetan water funeral in Sichuan province @guzco on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Preparations for a Tibetan water funeral

Embracing Her Mother

Hannah Norton

The tightly cropped images of Katie and our mother meditate on touch and embrace as a site of contamination and illness but also of love, support and care @hannahnortonphoto on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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A young woman embraces her mother standing up, the black and white images is cropped so we only see the young woman's face

In Her Mother's Bed' from the series 'Twenty Seconds To Safety'.

Hannah Norton

The tightly cropped images of Katie and our mother meditate on touch and embrace as a site of contamination and illness but also of love, support and care @hannahnortonphoto on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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A young woman embraces her mother, they are lying down, the black and white image is cropped so only their faces are visible: A young woman embraces her mother standing up, the black and white images is cropped so we only see the young woman's face: The hands of an older woman are placed on the bare shoulders of a young woman: A young woman rests her head in the hand of an older woman, her eyes are closed: an image of a young woman in black and white, on top are coloured dots of different sizes, at the bottom is a colour key of emotions, exhausted, calm, happy, obsessed, stressed, relaxed, frustrated.

Resting On Her Mother's Hand

Hannah Norton

The tightly cropped images of Katie and our mother meditate on touch and embrace as a site of contamination and illness but also of love, support and care @hannahnortonphoto on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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A young woman rests her head in the hand of an older woman, her eyes are closed

End Of The Day

Hannah Norton

This image was made collaboratively with Katie, we created a new visual language that involved her placing coloured stickers on her image to illustrate the different emotions she experiences in specific situations. @hannahnortonphoto on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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An image of a young woman in black and white, on top are coloured dots of different sizes, at the bottom is a colour key of emotions, exhausted, calm, happy, obsessed, stressed, relaxed, frustrated.

Mother's Hands On Shoulders

Hannah Norton

The tightly cropped images of Katie and our mother meditate on touch and embrace as a site of contamination and illness but also of love, support and care @hannahnortonphoto on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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The hands of an older woman are placed on the bare shoulders of a young woman

Amargura

Kasia Trojak

Boys ride ponies on a Sunday afternoon in Old Havana @kasia.trojak on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Boys ride their ponies on a Sunday afternoon in Old Havana

Enough

Ian Dominic O'Neill

The murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota triggered an outpouring of grief, anger and calls for social justice across the globe. This image was taken in Trafalgar Square, London on 13 June 2020 where a large group of Black Lives Matter protesters had gathered. At the same time large groups of right-wing counter-protesters gathered nearby. This all occurred against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated nationwide lockdown. Despite a huge police presence on the streets of London, there were numerous violent clashes between the two groups throughout the day. Shot with a Hasselblad 500CM on Bergger Pancro 400. @man.withacamera on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Three young black men are depicted from the waist up filling the square frame of the photo. The man on the left is shirtless, with his black t-shirt wrapped around his face as a mask. He is holding a large speaker with one hand, which is balanced on his head. He is looking slightly to the left of the camera. The man on the right wears a surgical mask and has a camera around his neck. He is wearing a black t-shirt and rubber gloves with the middle fingers of both hands raises directly into the camera. He is looking slightly to the right of the camera. The man in the middle stands slightly behind the other two with the hood of his black hoodie on his head, wearing a surgical mask and looking directly at the camera. There are several other individuals in the background that are largely obscured by the three men in the foreground.

Come to our side

Caroline Mardok

Protest in Times Square- New York- September 2020 - against mistreatment of women immigrants by ICE- Protester facing the police asking them to join the movement - 90 people were violently arrested @ny.strong, @carolinemardok on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Protest against violence against immigrants by ICE - Times square -New York- September 2020

I feel like next year, COP 26 will be revolutionary. Not because of the politicians and celebrities there. Because we know they will never deliver the change we need. But because the youth and the organizers are going to take charge literally or figuratively. Alejandro Vasquez, 19, United States

Pamela EA

Interviewee: Alejandro Vasquez, Extinction Rebellion Youth USA Action Coordinator, Washington, D.C., USA. Interviewer: Pamela EA, Zoom Video Conference on Macbook Pro, December 2020. Projected Image: Cempasuchil en el Cementerio, Oaxaca, Mexico., November 2018. @pamela__ea on Instagram @pamela__ea on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Interviewee: Alejandro Vasquez, Extinction Rebellion Youth USA Action Coordinator, Washington, D.C., USA. 
Interviewer: Pamela EA, Zoom Video Conference on Macbook Pro, December 2020.
Projected Image: Cempasuchil en el Cementerio, Oaxaca, Mexico., November 2018.

It is crucial for conferences such as COP26 to incorporate the youth in the decision-making process and implementation of climate policies. Kevin Mtai, 24, Kenya

Pamela EA

Interviewee: Kevin Mtai, Mock COP 26 Event Coordinator, Earth Uprising Regional Coordinator, Co-founder of KEAN network, Member of GCC, Soy, Kenya. Interviewer: Pamela EA, Zoom Video Conference on Macbook Pro, December 2020. Projected Image: Las Estrellas del Pasado, Uyuni, Bolivia., March 2019. @pamela__ea on Instagram @pamela__ea on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Interviewee: Kevin Mtai, Mock COP 26 Event Coordinator, Earth Uprising Regional Coordinator, Co-founder of KEAN network, Member of GCC, Soy, Kenya.
Interviewer: Pamela EA, Zoom Video Conference on Macbook Pro, December 2020.
Projected Image: Las Estrellas del Pasado, Uyuni, Bolivia., March 2019.

I am hopeful this year has brought new global awareness about climate change. With the wildfires burning celebrity homes, we no longer see the effects of climate crises only in BIPOC communities. While I believe there has been growing awareness about these issues. If there is no space for voices like ours: women, BIPOC, in decisionmaking places like COP26, I don’t think any real change will happen. Tara Santos, 22, Philippines

Pamela EA

Interviewee: Tara Santos, Extinction Rebellion Philippines National Coordinator, Manila, Philippines. Interviewer: Pamela EA, Zoom Video Conference on Macbook Pro, December 2020. Projected Image: Inundación en Chajul, Lacandon Jungle, Mexico., December 2020. @pamela__ea on Instagram @pamela__ea on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Interviewee: Tara Santos, Extinction Rebellion Philippines National Coordinator, Manila, Philippines. 
Interviewer: Pamela EA, Zoom Video Conference on Macbook Pro, December 2020.
Projected Image: Inundación en Chajul, Lacandon Jungle, Mexico., December 2020.

When COPs are coming up, many people say that ‘this is the moment.’ Every year is very definitive, but I feel that right now, we are in a significant moment in time, and the success of this event is crucial for our survival. Valentina Prada, 20, Colombia

Pamela EA

Interviewee: Valentina Prada, Fridays for Future Organizer, Co-founder Latinas for Climate, Bogotá, Colombia. Interviewer: Pamela EA, Zoom Video Conference on Macbook Pro, December 2020. Projected Image: En el Arroyo de los Monos, Lacandon Jungle, Mexico., March 2019. @pamela__ea on Instagram @pamela__ea on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Interviewee: Valentina Prada, Fridays for Future Organizer, Co-founder Latinas for Climate, Bogotá, Colombia.
Interviewer: Pamela EA, Zoom Video Conference on Macbook Pro, December 2020.
Projected Image: En el Arroyo de los Monos, Lacandon Jungle, Mexico., March 2019.

The Menace

Suresh Naganathan

A Man standing alone in one of the industrial areas of Mumbai @sureshnaganathan on Instagram @reshman19 on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Man standing in an industrial area on a smoky day.

The Lone Figure

Suresh Naganathan

A lone figure on a Sunday at a crowded beach @sureshnaganathan on Instagram @reshman19 on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Figure sitting alone in front of a very crowded beach

Birthday in times of pandemic

Thomas Byczkowski

Little Germano from Beixo Guandu at the River Doce in Brazil is determined not to let the pandemic ruin his 7th birthday. I photographed him and his mother Cinthia for my reportage-project about the aftermath of the fatal mining dam break five years ago that poisoned the river over a stretch of around 700 kilometers. This heavily affected the supply of drinking water in the towns along the river, which caused a disease in Germano’s skin. Help can be found only by a specialized dermatologist in the county’s capital Vitória but his mother was afraid to risk the long journey because of the pandemic. @thomasbyczkowski on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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 Woman in Spartan kitchen embraces child from behind in front of 1 x 2 meters white photo background. Sink on the left, wood oven on the right.

Demonstration in times of pandemic

Thomas Byczkowski

Five years after the mining dam disaster at the River Doce in 2015, which killed 19 people and poisoned the river over a stretch of around 700 kilometers, the fishermen of Maria Ortiz, a small town at the banks of the River Doce in Brazil, took to the railroad: They demonstrate against the sluggish implementation of help by way of blocking the mining company's miles long trains of iron ore from passing through their town. Thinking the pandemic would pin them in their houses, the company announced that they were cutting the vital monetary help for the victims of the dam break. The company claims that the water is clean again and they can go fishing and thus do not need the monthly subsidies any more - a claim the fishermen -and various scientific investigations - heavily dispute. @thomasbyczkowski on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Nine women on two train tracks holding fishing net, two men in foreground fixing net on post, one smoking, wearing face mask on chin.

Looking for the dead - not by the corona virus

Thomas Byczkowski

Dona Delcina visits the graveyard of Tumiritinga at the banks of the river Doce in Brazil to look for her acquaintances who have died in the aftermath of the mining dam disaster at the Rio Doce in November 2015. „No one speaks of the people who died from illness or depression“, she says. Illnesses which stem from the poisoned water and the struggle for recognition and compensation by the mining company responsible for the disaster, she is convinced. A struggle made much harder by the pandemic due to the fact that people cannot gather for events or protests anymore to join forces against the company. @thomasbyczkowski on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Old woman wearing face mask leans on tiled tomb with garland of plastic flowers. Background with jungle under white clouds in blue sky.

Dying of hunger or of Covid19?

Thomas Byczkowski

Sitting in her small apartment with moist walls and no window in a so called favela, a shanty town in São Paulo, Brazil, in the midst of the first lockdown, mother Michele explains her situation: „We are eight of us here, including my father and my brother." Neither is at home. The brother is a street vendor, the father out meeting friends. As an asthmatic she knows that she belongs to a risk group. But: "My biggest concern is my baby. It is a gift from God. But her lungs are not good for anything, the doctor has already made that clear to me." For most people in a favela it all boils down to one question: going hungry or risking an infection? @thomasbyczkowski on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Woman on sofa in deranged room with child on lap. Floor, walls and fridge are shabby, tv-set with man speaking and sub-line „stay at home“

The South London Food Bank Warehouse

Tom Eagar

The full shelves and empty aisles of the Norwood and Brixton Foodbank, located inside St Margaret the Queen Church in Streatham Hill, South London. Since the COVID-19 pandemic first put the UK into lockdown in the spring of 2020, the demand for food banks across the UK has surged. Between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021, food banks in the Trussell Trust’s UK wide network distributed 2.5 million emergency food parcels to people in crisis, a 33% increase on the previous year. 980,000 of these went to children. Compared to this period five years ago, the need for food banks in the UK has increased by 128%. @tomeagar on Instagram @eagar_tom on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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The interior of a high-ceilinged, red brick church containing fully-stocked shelves of food and supplies

Night Comes In

Tony Maniaty

As night falls and the Covid pandemic sweeps the city, a masked Parisian hurries home while others linger at the local cafe. Rue de Sèvres, 7th arrondissement, 2020. @tonymaniaty on Instagram @Mediatettix on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Wideshot of a woman wearing a white mask during the Covid-19 pandemic, walking towards the camera at night in Rue de Sèvres, Paris, with traffic and streetlights in background and a group of men sitting at cafe terrace.

Separated, Together: 1.South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, 2020

Yu-Chen Chiu

Posters of Black men, women, and children who have been killed are displayed across a fence, with the Manhattan skyline in the background. @yuchenchiuart on Instagram YuChenChiu on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Posters of black people who have been killed are displayed across a fence in Brooklyn, New York during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Separated, Together: 3. Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY, 2020

Yu-Chen Chiu

Grocery shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic. People are socially distant and stand in a long line to enter the Costco in Industrial City, Brooklyn, New York. @yuchenchiuart on Instagram YuChenChiu on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Long-line grocery shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brooklyn, New York.

Landscape on Landscape : Cod # CCCFCA

Andrea Alkalay

Constructed Landscape . Collage of 2 photos manually overlapped. In the foreground, the monochrome scenery and behind, it's digital chromatic colors @andrealkalay on Instagram @andrealkalay on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Folded double photographs creating volume. A blurred mountain landscape composition with natural vegetation, that transfers its color chart palette to the background

New Beginnings

Arkadiusz Kasperczyk

One night in March, 2020, my partner Karen sat down to express a strange grief that had not yet happened. Words rose out of her. They surfaced from a deep, knowing place. “The world will never be the same again.” That night is when we met. And the world went still. A year later, we are driving. In a car with all of her belongings, from Adelaide to Sydney. I decided to stay in Australia and she is coming to live with me. This picture shows new growth covering the trees as we drive to our new home. They were severely burned during the 2019/2020 Bushfires which spread across the country. @arkadius.photography on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Gumtree Forest regrowth after one of the worst Australian bushfire season in 2019/2020.

Breathing no. 1

Jean Ayotte

During the COVID-19 confinement, I became obsessed with my respiration. This image is part of a series of depersonalized self-portraits, an exploration of the fragility of the body through a vital movement that is both involuntary and conscious. The single candlelight illumination is in part inspired by Georges de la Tour, who himself is thought to a have died from an unspecified epidemic. @ayottejean on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Breathing movement, depersonalized self-portrait of torso in bed, candle lighting.

Bouquet of dandelions

Anastasiya Balaban

From the series of works “Child’s play” This series of works was made during the Covid pandemic in the spring and summer of 2020 in the Moscow region / Russia. There is my daughter Melania in the photo, who is 11 years old. These photo shoots narrate the story of a girl, who is in a transitional state between a child and an adult girl. This is the most difficult and interesting stage in a person's life. Changes occur not only in the spiritual origin (thinking, behavior, communication), but also physically (transformation of the body). This is the period when a teenager is separating from the family, but not completely, he or she is still connected with it, but the orbit of his or her movement becomes much larger than before. There is the "feeling of adulthood" as a neoplasm of this age. The sense of maturity relates to a special form of consciousness: to treat oneself as an adult, a view of oneself as an adult, a desire to be and seem to be an adult. Each photo represents a certain crisis phase from a pronounced negativism to the absence of negative symptoms. P.S. no matter how sad and terrible the situation with the pandemic is, for me personally, quarantine has become an unique opportunity to be with my child for 6 months every day and watch her turning from a small child into an adult girl. @beegemot on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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A girl with a white face in a red dress.

Form ≠ Function II

Ben Dickey

Typically, we understand faces to be the emotional centers of human reference. After all, they contain the tools most adapted to conveying nuance and affect – the eyes and the mouth. Despite this, when separated from everyday interaction, we become quickly aware of how much our hands have to say. The hands contain an infinite, gestural expressiveness; a physical library of symbols and utility able to hold, to touch, to grip, to break, to reach, and to feel. They are equally capable of softness and brute physicality. We use them to caress, to create and sometimes, to destroy. Consequently, when we separate our hands from the body, we begin to understand their visceral lexicon, one of need, desire, and elementary interaction. In this series, illustrated against the vacuum of a nebulous, black background, the object permanence, or materiality of the hands takes center stage. They are frozen at infinity, in postures of contortion and fragility meant to instil a sense of unease, solitude and searching. Much like our intellectual and emotional selves, the hands are constantly searching. They are our main way of interfacing with concrete world and therefore, present a notion of the physical extremities of our lives. They are the gateways between what is inside and what is outside. It was this feeling of liminality that guided my approach. I wanted to isolate the hands as the interstitial and therefore existential navigators of our worlds. In light of the pandemic, this image takes on new resonance. For the past two years, we have had to alter the core of how we live an interact; removing ourselves from the outside world, our friends and loved ones, and confining ourselves to prolonged states of quarantine. There is something both deeply intimate and universal about a hand, reaching through the inky dark of its surrounding and out towards the viewer. It embodies, in corporeal exactitude, that desperate desire for contact, for something beyond ourselves. @bendickeystudio on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Image of surreal hands in black and white

From the series, Aching Fragments. 2020-2021

Heather McDonough

Magnolia flowers at night, April 2021. I made a series of photographs during walks and runs in Hackney everyday during lockdown. I walked and I explored parts of my borough that I had never ventured into before. I made repeated images of my route, the trees, the sky, the changing weather, the streets and the objects found along the way. @hevphoto on Instagram @hevphoto on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Magnolia flowers, blossom at night, city, fragments, part of the city.

Looking out to sea

Ellie Ramsden

We go on a family walk every Christmas Day. Since my parents moved to Dorset, we often walk along the beach. During the walk, Dad sat down next to a tree branch that had been washed up by the tide. They looked like old friends looking out to sea. To me, this photograph conveys both hope and uncertainty for the future. @ellie_ramsden on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Man sat on rock next to tree branch on beach

19

Ilsa Wynne-Hoelscher Kidd

This documentary portrait shot on medium format analogue, is part of a wider curation with the same title. A series made up of collected fleeting moments during 2020, a time of the global pandemic COVID-19, stripping mediocre distraction and finding pause on values, raw truths and ultimately humanity's hope. This particular work was shot at the end of Melbourne’s Stage-4 pandemic lockdown, with mandatory social distancing practices in place and adding to the story. A day long portrait sitting of the people, for the people. Subjects were asked to finally unveil their faces, in front of the camera, into the open air after a long time of wearing face masks outdoors, translating their experience on their faces and through their bodies. A heavily drenched narrative of realising mortality and grieving basic freedoms. A visual note on mentality and humanity pushed to hardship and fragility on a global scale within a fast modern world.  ‘Down come the four walls, as we blink into the sun, you can now take off your mask... we all have a story.' @ilsa_whk on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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A documentary portrait of an expecting mother, and an older son, in the height of a global pandemic, able to take off their face masks outdoors after a long time of restricted living.

Threshold, 2021 from the body of work 'Betwixt & Between'

Jacob Weeks

‘Betwixt & Between' is a body of work marking the transitional phase of 2020 and my experience of waiting to become a parent. Having recently moved to the coast at a time when my wife has been pregnant, I have found myself drawn towards images that seem to fall between two worlds as well as to the tides of feeling that my in-between situation has seemed to engender. This transitional period of being neither here nor there, but always in anticipation of something yet to come, has brought back memories of a recurring nightmare I had as a child of a dark, hairy figure in the distance on the beaches of Suffolk, reminiscent of one of M.R. James’ ghost stories. Recently this otherworldly figure of my past has become increasingly present for me and during my walks along the moonlit beaches and windswept cliff tops, I have felt it there, watching me. This experience has challenged my thinking around the extent to which certain images of our past might reappear at times of uncertainty. And this has led me to question if unconscious sensation can be made manifest in what we can see or envision, and ultimately what we can photograph. Exploring the unfamiliar terrain of my new coastal home with my camera has enabled me to seek out images of things that seem to hover as if on the edge of something. This year, for many of us, our experience of time has shifted, and like waves lapping on the shore, our pasts and futures have felt both more present and further away than ever before; boundaries of the real and unreal have blurred and we have all in our own ways, slipped from one domain into another, neither here nor there. @jacobweeksphoto on Instagram @jacobweeksphoto on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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A black and white photographic image of erosion on an ocean rock. Harsh shadows on the rock formation are unfamiliar, eerie and unsettling. The porous texture of the rock appears mysterious, like countless portals to another world.

Lacuna / Intertwine

Joseph Ball & Clementine Blue

A collaboration between Clémentine Blue and Joseph Ball. ~ 'Lacuna / Intertwine' is the result of a long-distance collaborative project, where two photographers who met online exchanged undeveloped films exposed in their local areas, for the other to overlay with their own set of images. Created during the UK winter lockdowns, a time where it was difficult to connect and make art with others in real life, this act of posting film, walking and conversing through photography felt invaluable. Both collaborators walked around their local areas with their camera, a stroll they might have done hundreds of times, taking pictures of things they may have seen hundreds of times - but knowing that another exposure would imprint the film allowed for a fresh perspective. These interwoven frames offer the chance to see the landscape in a different way, and reflect on the differences between their respective locations. Embracing chance and happy accidents, the resulting images depict a dream-like in-between space, where multiple locations, events and time-scales are intertwined on a single surface. The compositions are a photographic 'cadavre exquis', where two unknown elements are combined to reveal a new surreal image. Birds sweep through gloomy forests, moonlight pierces the surface of the ocean, distant lights and shadows are cloaked in sea-spray. It felt appropriate to embrace the feelings of uncertainty created by the circumstances in our creativity, and echo the warped sense of time experienced over the last year. As a final layer each image was printed onto handmade paper, postcard sized. This series is a reminder that creativity can offer relief and nurture relationships, especially when our world is so broken that every social activity has stopped. It's important to remember to make art for the joy and excitement of it, and this film swap has been a way to find solace during a strange time of isolation. @josefball @clementine__blue on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Multiple exposed photograph on textured paper, black birds sweep left-to-right across sky, three moons hang alongside

Till Human Voices Wake Us

Olivia Fernandez

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Few cities symbolize urban void like Berlin. A city where the scars of each fall are visible through a sense of loss and emptiness in the urban landscape. Yet the negative space that once made Berlin sexy conveys a different feeling in the middle of a global pandemic. The narrative has changed. Hollowed spaces that were marks of history have become manifestations of the emotional emptiness created by the lockdown and social isolation. Left with hardly any distractions, the city and nature within it are my only escape. The voids become spaces that nurture memory and reflection. My daily strolls become melancholic hazy walks through the mind, and as I wander across the city, I let the empty spaces fill the vacuum left by loneliness. 

Voids originate in what no longer exists and what doesn’t exist yet. They are invisible history and unwritten future, a pause in the urban landscape, an opportunity to remember and to forget. I walked to the outskirts and crossed the city following the path that once divided it. In my quest for emptiness my relationship to the topography changed, and I started to better understand the discontinued narrative of Berlin. It made me think of my own narrative, of the story being written in such an uncomfortable time. In the midst of uncertainty there is an opportunity for change, a chance to deconstruct and rebuild and watch the discomfort become part of the landscape. 

As I navigate through my own emotions, I think about others. As a society, we've been moving further towards isolation for years and our mental health has been suffering as a result. We are not meant to be isolated. With the pandemic, the sound of our emotions is louder and, for many, what was before barely manageable becomes unsustainable. Beyond stresses inherent in the illness itself, home-confinement and emotional isolation have alarming implications for mental health and social functioning. How will we emerge from this time and how long will it take for the marks left by the pandemic on our lives to fade away? Or are they just going to become part of our existence like urban voids became part of Berlin?

Bloom Temporarily

Laura Chen

Similarly to flowers, this pandemic did not announce its arrival to the world. I hope it blooms only temporarily and will eventually wither. Even though I have always loved going for long walks, I especially went on many of them during this pandemic. It is the ideal way to clear my mind, by simply focussing on taking pictures; observing my immediate surroundings through a different lens. I discovered some new places in my area I had never been to before and revisited some old familiar sights from my childhood. @lauramchen on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Branches of a blossom tree

Return To Nature

Laura Chen

If there was one positive thing about this pandemic, it is that for many it has rekindled their relationship with nature. It has taught us to appreciate the little things and that this process of returning to the basics can be very healing. A lot of people in my surroundings started getting into gardening, growing their own produce and even building allotments. @lauramchen on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Hands holding a leave in the garden

Run

Laura Pannack

Run - from the series Island Symmetries - what is furthest away is most similar @laurapannack on Instagram @laurapannack on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Run - a photograph from the series Island Symmetries - what is furthest away is most similar

Christmas in Croydon

Nathaniel Plevyak

Christmas decorations adorn an eerily empty Whitgift Centre in Croydon, London as stay-at-home orders remain in place throughout the UK during the second national lockdown. @nathanielp_photography on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Empty shopping centre at Christmas during COVID-19 pandemic

Empty spaces - 24.01.21

Pilar Sanchez Gomez

Scaping home - South East London @pilarsgomez on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Reflection of a tree on water filling the frame, creating and abstract painting impression

Angelo Carlos Binda

Rebeca Binda

Angelo Carlos Binda was born in Itaguaçú, Brazil on 30th of May 1925. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Angelo - who suffered from memory loss - couldn’t understand why his family had stopped to visit him. With his condition getting worse with each day that passed, Angelo started reliving his own childhood memories, as if these old sweet recollections was the only way to maintain his significance of living. Ageing in Place is an ongoing photographic project that explores self-perception through the spectrum of memory, relationship and ageing. The intimate moments shared with my grandparents inspired this series where I seek to understand what this whole scenario of isolation, memory loss and hardships meant to them. @rebecabinda on Instagram @rebecabinda on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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His right hand rests on his knee. He is seated on his wheelchair, wearing the usual social dark grey pants and sky blue shirt. The sleeves are folded up to his elbows, revealing the flat moles on his skin. The close-up of his hand is partially overlaid by an old yellowish ruled paper that states in brazilian portuguese: "Angelo Carlos Binda, on this Colony of Casa Branca, was born on the 30th of May 1925. Legitimate son of Mario Paolo Binda and Margarida Ventura. Baptised on 30th June 1925 by the godparents Michele Binda and Angelina. Married Alderinda Rigamonti on the 31st of December 1950 and, right on the same day, moved in with her to the house close to the "machina". He worked on the local general store with his cousin until the 31st of December 1951, when the partnership "Binda Brothers" was dissolved. He kept the local store, where for 30 years was located the local school. So he could initiate his work on the local shop, I gave him twenty thousand "cruzeiros" - the Brazilian currency bu the time - on 1st of January 1952.

Portrait of Jung, 2020

Ryan Kevin

Portrait of Jung, 2020 - A portrait of my close friend Jung through a live feed from laptop webcam to CRT TV. @ryankevin on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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A television set image which portrays an obscure face hidden under a plastic wrap.

Winds of Change

Samuel Fradley

Winds of Change reflects on a difficult and uncertain time in Britain's history and my own personal fears and anxiety about not only Britain's future, but the future of the world and its effects on those close to me. As echos of 1930s Pre-War Europe engulf Asia and the United States, it has become clear that the balance of power and future of humanity has changed. Where Britain belongs in this new world is yet to be found. There is a sense of silence and calm within the image, tinged with elements of sombreness and decline. There is an overwhelming sense that the old world is dying and a new one is emerging. @samuelfradley96 on Instagram @SamuelFradley on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Dying flowers laying by the coast on rocks with gentle light from the sunset falling on to them with the sea in the background.

“Dimension #23” from the series “Transcendent Country of the Mind”

Sari Soininen

This image is part of my project "Transcendent Country of the Mind” - a project exploring my encounters with alternative dimensions of reality and perceptions of otherworldly signs around us. However, this image is also reflecting the start of the pandemic and my emotions around it. I took this image 17th of March 2020, at the time when I was worried about the future and unaware when I would be able to visit my home country again. The image describes the spread of the virus and reflects the uncertainty related to the start of a global pandemic. @sari_soininen on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Tree branches in darkness lighted up with a green coloured flash

The curse of coal

Supratim Bhattacharjee

October 18, 2019 : Villagers are witnessing dumping in a dumping ground near a coal mine. Jharkhand's Jharia remains the most important coal mine of India. With its largest reserves mining has become a source of income for the poor local villagers. They are so poor that their children suffer from malnutrition. In spite of that they are forced to send their little ones to work in the dangerous mine which is a common ground for underground fires, suspension of poisonous gases, and pollution, etc. Additionally, illegal mining activities have made their conditions even worse. The poor villagers are forced to sell their children to the coal mining mafias. With every passing day, the sufferings of the poor lot are worsening. More and more of the village population are getting associated with this illegal mining for less than 2 USD even after knowing the risks to their life. @supratimart on Instagram @supratimart on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Villagers are witnessing dumping in a dumping ground near a coal mine. Earlier this area happened to be a pond and villagers from Ghanudi area in Jharia used the water for their daily activities. However, since the last 6-7 months, the pond has turned a dumping ground for the coal mining company. They dump all the stones and burned coal from underground fires or other wastes from coal mines. The pond is nowhere to be found now.  Extreme dust has filled the area and the village causing lung-related diseases like asthma to the poor villagers.

Sundown on 96th Street Station

Mark Warner

Late afternoon sunlight on the staircases of the 1, 2, 3 trains to the New York City subway station. Taken with Minolta TC 1, on Expired Film (Konica 400 - 1989) @TheWarnerAesthetic on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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The view of the underground tunnel whose fluorescent lights are turned on, facing a splitting staircase entrance/exit of the 96th street subway station. There is a prominent late afternoon beam of sunlight light, emanating from top of the staircase on the right (slightly out of view), illuminating the bottom stairs of the left staircase.

Pestilence

Priysha Rajvanshi

"A pestilence does not have human dimensions, so people tell themselves that it is unreal, that it is a bad dream which will end. But it does not always end and, from one bad dream to the next, it is people who end, humanists first of all because they have not prepared themselves.” Has it happened before? In Albert Camus’s ’the plague’ published in 1947, the narrator remarks,” The town was inhabited by people asleep on their feet…”. Have things changed now? Have you been watching? people succumbing to the virus, inequality, hunger or captivity. Do you think we played a part in it as well? Do you think it’ll happen again? The above captions have been taken from "the plague" by Camus to show their resonance with our current circumstances, even a century later. The story aims to dwell deeper into the psyche of it’s protagonists, in this recurring phenomenon of suffering with an aim to overcome the inertia of it’s audience with questions. @tothinkornottonotthink on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Pestilence

Against the odds. How Blazej and the global pandemic teaches you to take life as it is.

Marcin T. Jozefiak

It was early June when we "met" while on two different continents connected by modern technology. Despite the pandemic and other circumstances, not able to photograph in person, we managed to proceed with the shoot and capture it on film. Blazej is a humble teenager from Poland who, in such a short time, experienced things that changed his life inevitably. After the tragedy he experienced as a 14-year-old, he was found in a critical condition, kept alive in a coma when he lost both legs under the train wheels. Now he has his own foundation, which aims to help those under their care and support the proper development of disabled children and youth by promoting an active, healthy lifestyle. He's passionate about sports and fights for a "normal" life. Training now to become a boxer and signing with Pinokio Models, a Warsaw-based modelling agency, he's changing how society looks at disabled people, perhaps in an environment that still sees him for what he doesn't have rather what (despite all) can achieve. We can't do much about the past, but we can choose what today and tomorrow will look like. @mtjozefiak on Instagram mtjozefiak on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Portrait of Polish disabled model photographed during pandemic

Dust, Debris and Detritus (Self-Portrait) #2

Linda Jarrett

The photograph (Lumen Print) presents a transitional self-portrait, interwoven with elements of the environment: identity in time and place. Additionally, it is a document that is symbolic of the time and of the world we found ourselves living in, with the accumulation of dust becoming an indicator of time and change. Dust, debris and detritus, accumulated during the lockdown, was collected from the domestic space and scattered upon photographic paper. This was exposed outside using a printing-out process and sunlight to create a lumen print (photogenic drawing). The dust and other debris became part of the image: indexes of material presence rather than representation. Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Lumen print depicting collected dust, debris and detritus - Olive leaves, grass, dirt, sand, staples, insects, pollen, hair, skin.

A New Prosperity

Matthew Hark

Matthew Hark’s A New Prosperity was a contemporary documentary project dutifully and discreetly documenting fundamental chapters in the UK during 2019 and 2020. The day of the general election (December 2019), the devastation of the flooding (February 2020), the beginnings of the spread of the COVID-19 in the UK (March 2020) and eventual lockdown. Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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A New Prosperity was a contemporary documentary project observing Post-Brexit UK during 2019 and 2020.

Always and Never at Home

Hugh Fox

The title for this project comes from the idea that you can be in one place and simultaneously somewhere else. For a long time I’ve been interested in spaces and how we interact with and within them - in particular the spaces between our physical, metaphysical and virtual worlds. Now more than ever, the lines between these spaces are becoming blurred. The pandemic has forced us to redefine our public spaces and how we interact within them. This has meant for a lot of us that connecting in virtual spaces has become more significant than ever. We have found a stark polarity between spending time in nature (considered grounding and healthy) and being hooked on our screens for developments and connections (considered crowded, disjointed and unhealthy). I believe we are at a moment in time when more and more of us are becoming isolated and looking for comfort in these alternative spaces, but unfortunately these spaces can often make us feel even more isolated and disconnected. @mrhughfox on Instagram @hughfoxphoto on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

Person in VR headset

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A Daily Sea (meditation on loss), 2021

Simon Roberts

On March 19th, 2020, the UK entered a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus known as COVID-19. From this day, Simon Roberts began a series of seascape photographs posted daily to his Instagram account alongside a related poem or quote. His daily photographs continued through the year, covering all three national lockdowns, with the last image being taken on 19 March 2021. In this new video piece 365 photographs are brought together in one timeline, thereby representing an extended meditation on this most significant time in our shared history. In such moments of collective and personal upheaval, the sea represents one of the few ever-present, physical constants in the world, whose calming effects are well-known. But the sea is also symbolic of life: tranquil one moment, turbulent the next, it represents the unpredictability of existence; its smooth, placid surface may conceal a raging storm to come. Through repetition, itself a meditative act, we see one sea in 365 ways, sometimes rough and tumultuous, other times serene and mellow, from dawn to dusk. Roberts' record of this ever-changing body of water are unified by one horizon throughout; the remarkable point at which the sea seems to touch the sky. The piece reflects on the enormous tragedy of the pandemic, pausing on one photograph taken on 22 January 2021 when coronavirus mortality figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that the UK had surpassed 100,000 deaths. Weaknesses in governance led to avoidable mistakes and caused the UK death toll from covid-19 to pass 125000 by the first anniversary of the UK lockdown, one of the highest mortality rates in the world. Behind every statistic is a person lost and a family grieving. @simoncroberts on Instagram @simoncroberts on Twitter Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

In this video piece by Simon Roberts we see one seascape photographed in 365 ways, sometimes rough and tumultuous, other times serene and mellow, from dawn to dusk and through all four seasons. Roberts' images of this ever-changing body of water are unified by one constant horizon throughout all the photographs.

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(x, y, z)

Tara Mukund

The title (x, y, z) references coordinates that seemingly take one to a single point on Earth. However, terrestrial coordinates normally correspond to latitudes and longitudes while (x, y, z) is a deceptive reference to the Euclidean plane. This is reflective of the illusory essence of the piece. (x, y, z) began as simple photos of my everyday life in Seoul - sunsets, trees, books. While rooted in these tangible elements, my piece draws the viewer into a virtual, surreal world, reflecting the in-between condition of humanity. Hints of nature and ecology provide the undertones of this new world, through mountainous forms, growth, water, and erosion. These are jumbled and reassembled using virtual duplication, glitch-like texturing, and other reworking techniques. The various stills of this world demonstrate how our world exists in a very real and yet a very virtual space. (x, y, z) is an exploration of how the virtual blurs our borders, horizons, and realities, and accurately reflects who we are today. We are 'in-between' our past - real, palpable - and our future - incorporeal, ethereal. @t41r2a on Instagram Find out more about the NFT sale ART3.io

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Colorful island surrounded by an iridescent ocean.