Yesterday’s News, brings together the work of three photographers, documenting three major disasters across thirty years: Chernobyl, Bosnia and Nepal.
Despite detailing three very different tragedies, all the work shares an interest in examining how people live in the wake of catastrophe.
Sophie Fauchier (Former Kensington and Chelsea College Photography student) is a fine art photographer specialising in photographic narratives. In Yesterday’s News she documents her journey through the devastation of the Bosnian war. Her work captures the scars left on the earth, in the remnants of a forgotten war -‐ and a place that was once headline news. In dialogue with survivors she has created images that serve as artefacts of human suffering.
* MuSA International Art Space has recently selected her photography for their new publication project: ‘Woman’s Essence’. Her work in Yesterday’s News stems from a commission to document the work achieved by Miracles Centre for Prosthesis and Care a small NGO based in Mostar.
On Wednesday 8th June, a panel of experts, including Tony Barber (Europe Editor of the Financial Times, Moscow correspondent for Reuters news agency at the time of the Chernobyl disaster and war reporter for the Independent during the Bosnian war) and Jane Corbin (Journalist and Filmmaker for the BBC and Guardian, amongst others), will join the photographers for ‘Yesterday’s News / Today’s Context’, a discussion of the exhibition’s themes.
On Saturday 11th June, poet Mario Petrucci, (PhD physicist and winner of the 2002 Arvon/ Daily Telegraph International Poetry Prize) will give a reading of his award-‐winning ‘Heavy Water, a Poem for Chernobyl’. He will be joined by Linda Walker MBE, (founder and chief executive of the Chernobyl Children’s Project), to discuss the impact of the disaster.
Date published: 3 June 2016