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Photography and Truth: a history of unveiling at PHOTO 2021

As part of PHOTO 2021, MARS is excited to announce a discussion between Open Eye Gallery’s photography curator Mariama Attah, writer and journalist Santilla Chingaipe and our very own artist Atong Atem in conversation. Taking place on 1 March at our gallery at 7 James St Windsor, we will also be streaming the event live on Instagram.

The panel will look at the history of colonial and post-colonial photography across Africa and its influence on contemporary African Photographers working across the diaspora. 

This discussion will reference history, migration and identity as a framework to discuss contemporary art and the work of South Sudanese artist Atong Atem and her new exhibition here at MARS. Her new works which incorporate weaving, scanning and digital collage, explore the medium of photography and the process of making digital photographic works.