Australian photographer Louis Porter documents evidence of urban unrest in his project The Small Conflict Archive. We interview him on failed attempts at improvement, the transition of an object from usefulness to uselessness and the way that city streets show evidence of those who live there.
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Throughout the history of photography, whether in the name of science or art, people have been travelling far and wide in order to take pictures of remote places. In this issue of GUP Magazine, we pay tribute to the human tendency – or should we say ‘attitude’ – to size up all of space.
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Emily Kinni has been researching the history of former execution sites since 2011 and capturing the results in her series Where Death Dies. She spoke with GUP about researching sites that don’t exist anymore, repurposing sites of death into mundane spaces and the narratives of the people who keep history alive.
Since her graduation from the International Centre of Photography (ICP) in 2009, Evgenia Arbugaeva (1985, Russia) has gained worldwide recognition for her work on Tiksi, a small town in Northern Russia resting on the coast of the Arctic Ocean.
Alisa Resnik’s (b. 1976, Russia) gloomy photos of dark interiors, people in bars and streets at night, have received a lot of attention recently.
Nikolas Ventourakis (b.1981) is an emerging photographer originally from Greece who moved to London to study and eventually work. With his series Leaving Utopia included in the main program of this year’s Athens Photo Festival, he seems to have hit his stride. He speaks in this interview with Katherine Oktober Matthews about chasing opportunities, the economic crisis in photographs and being on the periphery of the art world.