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In his long-term project HIDDEN CITIES Gareth Kingdon turns his gaze to the world's largest slums. Without denying the difficulties that go with life in them, he wants to confront the Western viewer with their positive aspects. “I show what we can learn from the slums and their residents,’ says Kingdon. “At the same time one sees what will be lost, in terms of community, culture, innovation and industry, when the slums are subjected to urban renewal.” HIDDEN CITIES does not emphasize the differences between the slum dwellers and ourselves, but rather our common humanity.
Gareth Kingdon (Great Britain, 1982) is a socially committed documentary photographer who is presently studying at the School of Documentary Photography at the University of Wales. Kingdon's knowledge of and passion for Indian and African slum communities, where he often lives for weeks on end to be able to make his photographs, resulted in work which has been honoured by War on Want, Visual Overture Magazine and the PDN, among others.
Price EUR 17,50