For the 2nd year in a row the Edinburgh World Justice Festival presents an exhibition that has been organised with the festival's ethos in mind. Exhibition is being planned and coordinated by Malena Persson Photography. Together they are proud to show 4 very different photography projects, which explores cause and effect; our impact on the environment, but also how different surroundings influence life and who we are.
Read more about the festival here: http://www.ewjf.org.uk/
The exhibition will be on from the 3rd - 31st October; with the official launch taking place on the evening on the 7th; from 7pm-9pm. Join us then for some wine, and to meet all the photographers of course. Huge thanks to The Image Collective for hosting us all through October!
Leithers Don't Litter.
If you missed this excellent body of work earlier this year then this is your chance to catch 'Crapitalism - a rubbish exhibition'.
"There are three groups responsible for litter in Leith: You and me. The city council. And the companies who make the stuff whose packaging ends up on our streets. This exhibition is about them, the big brands. With all their money they could be doing much more to solve the problem." -Leithers Don't Litter
Katie Blair Matthews
'Propagation' explores the national movement to restore the Caledonian Forest to the Scottish Highlands. A growing deer population in the Highlands inhibits the regrowth of the forests through strenuous over-grazing. I have created photographic portraits of the next generation of native tree saplings which will be planted in the remaining remnants of the ancient forests by the charity Trees for Life. Each tree will act as a seed vessel to allow for the natural continuation of the forests.
'Propagation' was recently exhibited at Deck in Singapore.
'Stasis' is an exploration of the current situation in Greece, with a focus on young Greeks and their life there. The aftermath of the economic crisis has left a country in a state of everlasting paralysis. Stuck in limbo the only solution for young people is to escape or succumb to the suffocating conditions . The static and passive portraits depict the stagnation and despair in a place where everything appears to be paused.
'Stasis' was recently exhibited as part of Futureproof 2016 at Lillie Art Gallery.
'Synergy; together we broke the sea'
A body of work that investigates how people interact with water, and how in different countries the same action can still look very different depending on social or economic status. The project started in 2012 and through juxtapositions it looks at life along the shores in SE Asia, China, Korea and Japan. 'Synergy' investigates the devistating human impact on our seas, and asks what we can do to change.