Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Tuesday 1 June 2021, 6.30-7.30pm
Presented online in partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery
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The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation is delighted to announce that the 2021 Photography Book Award has been jointly awarded to artists Sunil Gupta for From Here To Eternity edited by Mark Sealy (Autograph) and Maria Kapajeva for Dream is Wonderful, Yet Unclear (Milda Books).
Gupta and Kapajeva will discuss their award-winning books in this live-streamed event. Joining them is curator and editor Monica Allende, who will be chairing the conversation. There will be opportunity for audience Q&As following the discussion.
The artists will discuss common threads shared by both their books – including the power of community, use of personal archival material and how lived experience can be distilled into book form.
In ‘From Here to Eternity’ Sunil Gupta’s unique vision and political practice is explored alongside his activism and instrumental efforts for LGBTQ+ rights across his career. The book weaves in intimate family and personal moments from Gupta’s past to form a detailed and richly personal portrait of the artist.
Maria Kapajeva’s book, ‘Dream is Wonderful, Yet Unclear’ is an extraordinary journey through contemporary social history and personal memory. Drawing on experiences of her childhood community in Estonia in the lead up to transition to independence from Russian State control, Kapajeva’s beautifully designed publication explores female collectivity, community and independence.
Maria Kapajeva is an artist working between London and Tallinn. Her work often highlights peripheral histories and unspoken stories, focusing on the representation of women. Kapajeva's work is internationally exhibited.
Sunil Gupta has been involved with independent photography as a critical practice for many years focusing on race, migration and queer issues. A retrospective is currently on show at The Photographers’ Gallery, London until the 31 May 2021 before travelling to the Ryerson Image Center, Toronto.
Monica Allende is an independent curator/artistic director, consultant and educator. She is the Artistic Director of Landskrona Foto Festival, and was Photo Editor at the Sunday Times Magazine. She is a visiting lecturer at the London College of Communication, London & EFTI in Madrid.
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