NOW Gallery presents the first UK solo exhibition by West Indian photographer Nadia Huggins.
The fourth iteration of Human Stories will navigate the boundaries between land and sea through a collection of filmic and photographic works captured on the island of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Huggins captures intimate scenes of a group of adolescent males, documenting a choreography of bodies underwater. The work traverses an irradiated border between deep submergence and spectral surfaces. Framed by dramatic coastal landscapes, the work reveals both a youthful camaraderie and spirit whilst exposing an undercurrent of vulnerability in her subjects.
Huggins continues to explore the context of people and the sea with newly commissioned works that will be presented for the first time in the UK.
The show will immerse and overwhelm the viewer, contemplating the power and expanse of the ocean juxtaposed against communities who are most affected and nurtured by it.
To accompany the exhibition, NOW Gallery has commissioned a series of critical essays by writers Melanie Archer and William Abbott.