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12 Jul - 9 Aug|
Little by little, aspects of culture slip out of daily life, almost without us noticing. In this thought-provoking new exhibition, international photographers were tasked with capturing these slices of life –with an emphasis on traditional skills and musical heritage -before they are lost forever. The exhibition Another Europe is open-air and you can see the photographers’ work along King’s Boulevard and Pancras Square.
Alvaro Deprit is one of the featured 28 photographs, one from each EU Member-State, that present works mounted on specially designed concrete benches dispersed around London’s King’s Cross area. The photographers represent a wide range of photographic practices and are a mixture of established and emerging talents. Together they voice themes and influences we all recognise as part of our cultural heritage from concrete manifestations such as monuments, buildings and sites to the more ephemeral social aspects such as childhood, fairytales; theatre, landscape, conflict, work, celebration, family, memories, literature and traditions.
Alvaro Deprit (b. 1977) dedicated himself to investigate social topics to create very personal photographs. However, rather than planning on stories he lets himself be guided by circumstances. His work has been exhibited in festivals and galleries in Arles, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, London and New York. Winner of the British Journal of Photography Award among others and finalist in the Voices Of Arles, Leica Oskar Barnack Award and Sony Award.
Another Europe has been created to coincide with Austria’s presidency of the European Year of Cultural Heritage and is produced in association with EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) and the Austrian Cultural Forum.
Find the exhibition on King’s Boulevard and in Pancras Square, 12 – 26 July. Admission is free.