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Asif Khairpur Nathan Shah, Sindh Pakistan. September 2010

Gideon Mendel
Asif Khairpur Nathan Shah, Sindh Pakistan. September 2010, . Photograph copyright Gideon Mendel .

'Drowning World'

Gideon Mendel at Somerset House

Since 2007 Mendel has documented major scenes of devastation around the world; starting in the UK he has photographed floods in Pakistan, Australia and Thailand. The work is not easy to categorise - it sits somewhere between photojournalism, climate change activism and art. Central to each chapter is a series of portraits of flood victims in the landscape of their personal calamity. They address the camera, giving testament to the surrounding environmental destruction that has all but destroyed their lives. Their unsettling gaze challenges the viewer, questioning our communal culpability for their plight and illustrating the impact of climate change on individual lives.

This is the first gallery display of the project. Around 30 prints are displayed along with a multi-screen video installation of footage collected on many of the trips.

10 May - 05 June

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