Photo London 2023: London, United Kingdom

11 - 14 May 2023 

ARTCO Galleries are proud to announce a solo presentation of the world-renowned photographer, artist and activist Gideon Mendel at Photo London. Mendel’s forty years of socially engaged photographic practice amount to a profound act of witnessing. His partisan projects are made with the intention to be of use, to both record the world we live in, and also to change it.

The resulting photographs feature people from some of the poorest and wealthiest communities on the planet, at the moment of disaster all equally vulnerable to the floods and flames that envelop them. The fundamental elements of fire and water become a levelling factor bringing Mendel’s subjects together in visual solidarity as they gaze directly at the camera, demanding the viewers close consideration of man-made global warming.

In these devastated landscapes reality can seem inverted. With surreal reflections and ghostly charred remnants, we see the impressions of these climate events on both intimate personal spaces and areas of natural beauty.  There is often an eerily precise symmetry to be found within the chaos.

We will showcase prints from the multiple narrative threads of Gideon Mendel’s highly acclaimed Drowning World and Burning World projects which capture the human experience and physical impacts of climate change.

All are welcome to visit us at our booth.