Late evening viewing of Sugar Paper Theories

25 October 2019

19:00 - 21:00

Bristol HQ
337 Paintworks
Arnos Vale
Bristol
United Kingdom
BS43AR

Flashsale£1.00

FLASHSALE: Join us for a drink and a late evening view of our current exhibition. 

Using the most controversial murder investigation in Icelandic history, Jack Latham explores the fundamental relationship between the medium of photography and truth

The Guðmundur and Geirfinnur case has become the biggest and most controversial murder investigation in Icelandic history. For the project, Sugar Paper Theories, British Photographer, Jack Latham, immersed himself in all aspects of the case, from meeting key protagonists to locating and photographing key sites of the investigation. Latham’s project brings together original photographs with a range of archival and documentary materials to explore the fundamental relationship between the medium of photography and truth. From police files to conspiracy theories, forensic science to the notion of ‘Memory Distrust Syndrome,’ Latham’s project plays on issues of certainty and uncertainty, the unreliability of memory, and the power of suggestion. 

Jack Latham is a Bristol based photographer. He is the author of several photobooks; A Pink Flamingo (2015), Sugar Paper Theories (2016) and Parliament of Owls (2019). His work has been exhibited internationally including solo shows at Reykjavik Museum of Photography and TJ Boulting Gallery, London. Latham’s projects have received multiple awards including the Bar-Tur Photobook award (2015), Image Vevey - Heidi.News Prize (2019) and most recently, BJP International Photography Award (2019). 

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Michael Pritchard
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Region: Bristol (HQ)