Channel / 4 Apr 2022

Virtual Tour: Edgar Martins

Virtual Tour: Edgar Martins

Virtual Tour

Edgar Martins

What Photography & Incarceration have in Common with an Empty Vase

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What Photography & Incarceration have in Common with an Empty Vase is a multifaceted body of work developed from a collaboration with Grain Projects and HM Prison Birmingham (the largest, category B prison in the Midlands, UK), its inmates, their families as well as a myriad of other local organisations and individuals.

Using the social context of incarceration as a starting point, Martins explores the philosophical concept of absence, and addresses a broader consideration of the status of the photograph when questions of visibility, ethics, aesthetics and documentation intersect.