At the end of March, 8 photographers from the MAP6 collective spent the weekend in Milton Keynes, working intensely on a new collaborative project. The work will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the city and will be exhibited at the MK gallery. During my 72 hours there, I made a series of images documenting my walk around the edges of the Milton Keynes road system called the Grid. The series is called Autopia.
Another image from my new series Walking with Strangers, that documents my three month walk from Le Puy en Velay in Eastern France, to Muxia on the West coast of Spain.
Event and book launch:
Wednesday 15 March 2017, 6.30–8.30pm
Free, no booking required
The launch of Walking Cities: London, edited by Jaspar Joseph-Lester, Simon King, Amy Blier-Carruthers and Roberto Bottazzi, and published by Camberwell Press.
Through bringing together a new interdisciplinary field of artists, writers, architects, musicians, human geographers and philosophers Walking Cities: London considers how urban walking informs and triggers new processes of making, thinking, researching and communicating. In particular, the book examines how the city contains narratives, knowledge and contested materialities that are best accessed through the act of walking. Ultimately, Walking Cities: London seeks to understand the wider significance of changing geographies to generate critical questions and creative perspectives for navigating the social and political impact of rapid urban change.
The launch features contributions from four of the contributors to the book: Sean Ashton, Douglas Murphy, Rosana Antoli and Peter Sheppard Skærved.
More information: http://www.theshowroom.org/events/walking-cities-london
I am delighted to have come across the wonderful book, The Walk by August Eriksson and published by Kerber Verlag. Eriksson, based in Sweden, captures his movement along a series of ancient pilgrimage routes in Japan. Sixty-six images follow one after another, all with the same strict composition: the path, seen from the eye level of the walker, disappears into the vanishing point of the image.
In May last year I walked for three months from Le Puy en Velay in Eastern France, and ending 1700km later at Muxia on the West coast of Spain. The past few months since my return, I have been shaping the work into a series that I have now called Walking with Strangers. The pilgrim in the photograph is Tom from England, and I met him walking along an abandoned train line in France. More Images coming soon…
An interesting article on Atlas Obscura about the increased interest in Long Distance Walking. You can read it here.
- Highway Kind – Justine Kurland
- ZZYZX – Gregory Halpern
- Intimate Distance – Todd Hido
- Jazorina – Freya Najade
- DTLFTSOTE – Mark Power
- Cuba La Lucha – Carl De Keyzer
- In Flagrante Two – Chris Killip
- Tulip – Celine Marchbank
- Badly Repaired Cars – Ronni Campana
- Provisional Arrangement – Martin Kollar