Factual Enigma

Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London
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This event ended on Sunday 28th of April 2019



Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London

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Shoreditch High Street 0.23 miles



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Creating or consuming stories appears to be a basic human need and we devise all kinds of means by which to do so. It is therefore not surprising that both makers and viewers of photographs try to concoct or tease stories from them. Yet since stories depend on time lines, still images do not easily lend themselves to narration. It can be argued that they effectively sidestep or even thwart any such attempts on our part. The stories a photographer may wish to tell with a series of images will never quite tally with the ones the viewers might construct from them, even when there are titles to guides us. David Campany, who has spent years thinking and writing about photography, states: “Hitchcock was the master of suspense but photographs suspend in a very different way. They show but they don’t tell. They describe but they don’t explain. They are factual enigmas.”

This is the 7th Annual Exhibition by photographers in the Central Group of London Independent Photography. It is curated by Krystina Stimakovits and includes photography by:
Kathryn Alkins, Robin Barr, Hady Bayoumi, Héloïse Bergman, Dorota Boisot, Chris Burrows, Simon Butcher, Jan Cylwik, Steve Jones, Teresa Levitt, Rashida Mangera, Heather Martin, Frankie McAllister, Ingrid Newton, Jim Paterson, Edith Templeton, Geoff Titley, Alec Wyllie


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