Kristjan 9
CREDIT: Jack Latham / National Archives Iceland

Exhibition: Sugar Paper Theories

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Sugar Paper Theories sees Bristol-based photographer Jack Latham, immerse himself in the most controversial murder investigation in Icelandic history, the Guðmundur and Geirfinnur case. From meeting key protagonists to locating and photographing key sites of the investigation, the project brings together original photographs with a range of archival and documentary materials to explore the fundamental relationship between 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.

Sugar Paper Theories has only previously been exhibited at the Reykjavik Museum of Photography. The show presented at The Royal Photographic Society is an enlarged version, with new work created especially for this exhibition.

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Jack Latham
CREDIT: Simone de Greef

Jack Latham

Jack Latham (b.1989) 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). 

Jack Latham
Conspiracy Theorist's Desk, Reykjavik
CREDIT: Jack Latham

Sugar Paper Theories Exhibition Resource

The RPS in partnership with Photopedagogy provide educators with inspirational teaching resources that work alongside the Sugar Paper Theories exhibition. These resources can also be used independently and are perfect for study before, during, and after a visit. The resources offer practical ideas, theory and insight into other creative practitioners’ work and extends the learning experience based around the subject matter.

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Harbour Cafe, Keflavik
CREDIT: Jack Latham

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