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Kyotographie presents Autograph's acclaimed exhibition Drowning World by Gideon Mendel in partnership with Les Rencontres D'Arles.
The photographs on display explore the human dimension of climate change by focusing on floods across geographical and cultural boundaries.
The Drowning World project consists of four related series. Rather than a literal depiction of disaster zones, Mendel focuses on the personal impact of flooding to evoke our shared vulnerability to global warming and question our sense of stability in the world.Read More
Gideon Mendel (b. 1959, Johannesburg, South Africa) is a leading contemporary photographer, whose intimate style of image-making and long-term commitment to projects, has earned him international recognition and many awards, including the Pollock Prize for Creativity.
He is renowned for his work as a ‘struggle photographer’ and his 20-year photographic odyssey on the impact of HIV/AIDS. This project culminated with the publication in 2001 of his first book, A Broken Landscape: HIV & AIDS in Africa.
Images, from top: 1) Gideon Mendel, Drowning World, Florence Abraham, Igbogene, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. November 2012 2) Gideon Mendel, Drowning World, Jeff and Tracey Waters, Staines-upon -Thames, Surrey, UK, February 2014.