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GUERNSEY: Guernsey Photography Festival

"This sixth edition of the festival continues an established formula, mixing the work of celebrated figures in photography with emerging talent, utilising conventional gallery space, but also showing many of the exhibitions outdoors, making the most of the island’s location off the coast of Normandy.

This year’s theme is Political Landscapes, and among the highlights, shown around Guernsey’s main port and capital, Saint Peter Port, isCésar Dezfuli’s Passengers, portraits of migrants shot against the blue horizon of the Mediterranean Sea, minutes after they were rescued from a boat off the Libyan coast. At Guernsey Museum, there’s an opportunity to see a special projection of Xavier Barral’s Mars: a photographic exploration, drawing on images captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and its HiRise camera, and Chloe Dewe Mathew’s In Search of Frankenstein, reflecting on environmental catastrophe through the landscape that inspired Mary Shelley’s novel.

Elsewhere, Lisa Barnard presents The Canary and the Hammer, an investigation of the place of gold in society; Guillaume Bression & Carlos Ayesta show Retracing Our Steps: Fukushima Exclusion Zone; and there is an exhibition of the winner of this year’s open competition, Terje Abusdal’s Slash & Burn, which looks at the culture of Forest Finns in Norway."

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Photo: From Slash & Burn © Terje Abusdal, winner of the Guernsey Photography Festival/Raven Russia International Photography Competition