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Award-winning photographer, Rob Hornstra, talks for the first time in Bristol

Published on Wednesday, 1st February 2017

Award-winning photographer, Rob Hornstra, talks for the first time in Bristol about his revolutionary approach to long-term documentaries.

Join Rob Hornstra for a compact introduction into The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus. This five-year long project delves into the complexities of the region around Sochi, Russia, and its remarkable transition in preparation to host the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. As a
place where beach-tourism abuts terrorism, corruption, and poverty - it is full of contradictions.  Although the project was completed in 2014, the content is still unprecedented, topical and urgent due to the harsh international political line that characterizes modern Russia.

The retrospective book An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus was designed by long-standing Sochi Project collaborators Kummer & Herrman, and published by Aperture. An exhibition of the culminated work subsequently toured Europe, America, India and Canada.

The talk will be held on Friday 10th February in the heart of Bristol at The Chocolate Factory, neighbour to Centrespace Gallery, one of Bristol’s most creative exhibition spaces that hosts a thriving community of artists.

A supporting event, D.I.Y. Storytelling, will be taking place on the 11th and 12th of February 2017.  Hornstra will present a two-day intensive workshop for photographers, designers and storytellers, who wish to learn how to construct and present long-term photography projects. This workshop is in collaboration with UWE MA Graphic Arts and by popular demand, has entirely sold out.

Aperture: ‘Hornstra’s photographic approach combines the best of slow-form documentary storytelling with contemporary portraiture, found photographs, and other visual elements collected over the course of their travels.’

Kummer & Herrman: ‘ The Sochi Project: An Atlas o f War and Tourism in the Caucasus is a contemporary masterpiece of photography and journalism in the tradition of James Agee and Walker Evans.’

Talk information:
Venue: The Chocolate Factory (next to Centrespace Gallery), 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol, UK, BS1 1EA
Date: Friday 10th February 2017
Time: 7pm (Doors open 6.30pm)
Ticket prices: £8 / £6 (concessions for students). ICVL members 50% discount.
Event info, tickets and contacts:
? info@icvl.co.uk & www.icvl.co.uk
? www.robhornstra.com
? www.facebook.com/icvisuallab