Panel discussion: Photography and the European identity crisis

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Join The Calvert Journal for a dynamic panel discussion exploring Eastern European photography in the context of Europe's current identity crisis.

This even is free and welcomes professionals, students, and enthusiasts alike, though RSVP is required.

Liza Premiyak, Managing Editor of The Calvert Journal, will moderate a conversation between photographers Tereza Červeňová (Slovakia), Maria Babikova (Russia) and Olivia Jankowska (Poland) — whose recent works explore post-Brexit Europe and Russia's drag scene — and Anastasiia Fedorova, writer and curator of Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe.

In a time of flux dominated by issues like Brexit and the current refugee crisis, the group will discuss photography’s unique role in creating and bridging communities across Eastern and Western Europe and the UK. They will also answer questions such as: How do marginalised groups relate to questions of national and European identity? What can the émigré experience teach us about our preconceptions of East and West?

About the speakers

Tereza Červeňová is an artist from Bratislava, Slovakia currently living and working in London. Her most recent body of work, June, is an autobiographical response to the EU referendum. Taken in various locations across Britain and Europe over two years starting from June 2016, each image is titled simply by the location and date in which it is made, the significance of which becomes apparent when read en masse.

Maria Babikova is a photographer and filmmaker from Chelyabinsk, Russia, based in London. Her project Systems of Order examines the hidden relationship between fear and joy embedded in Russian culture. For the first part of the project, she travelled to Novosibirsk to document a vibrant drag scene that exists beyond the capital of Moscow.

Olivia Jankowska is a photographer and content creator from Chelmza, Poland, based in London. Her project Go Home takes its title from the graffiti found scrawled across the doors of the Polish Cultural Centre in London after Britain's vote to leave the EU was revealed. This, alongside many other xenophobic acts of violence against the Polish community in the UK, inspired her to return to her native Poland to revisit her childhood memories.

Anastasiia Fedorova is a freelance writer and curator based in London. She is a regular contributor to Dazed, i-D, 032c, Vice, Amuse, Broadly, The Guardian and SHOWstudio.

Liza Premiyak is a London-based writer and Managing Editor at The Calvert Journal. She writes regularly about photography, art, music, and design. Her writing has appeared also in The Art Newspaper, Apollo, Magnum Photos, The Photocaptionist, and 212 Magazine.

This event is part of the Futures Platform, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.



Image: Tereza Červeňová's June; Maria Babikova's Systems of Order

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