Reading Time: 3 minutes Named one of two series winners of OpenWalls Arles 2021, Meyer obscures landscapes of the former Berlin Wall with physical cross-stitching designed to resemble pixelation
Be it the year just gone, or the last century, it is by reflecting on the past that we can begin to make sense of our present.
History is said to be our greatest teacher. Photography’s own is divisive and complex, but through understanding the framework, we can learn.
In this Collection, we explore the work of photographers who have done just that, also drawing on the extraordinary events of the last year and beyond to build new and compelling narratives.
The contributors of Then & Now ruminate upon themes of memory, heritage, identity, religion and conflict among others, from both a personal and shared perspective. There is no looking to the past without considering the archive, which image-makers here celebrate both through reference, and by giving it a new life in contemporary, creative contexts.