A wanderer by nature, Vanessa Winship has amassed a body of work from her journeys through Albania, Serbia, Kosovo and Greece in the early 2000s; through to her 2012 project she dances on Jackson, where she criss-crossed America sensitively capturing a sense of dislocation during the Obama presidential campaign. Her award-winning photographs have explored ‘concepts of borders, land, memory, desire, identity and history’. Using photography as a tool through which to chronicle and engage with the world at large, her penetrating and incisive images are all distilled through her poetic gaze.
The recipient of the prestigious Henri Cartier-Bresson prize in 2011, Winship’s deeply intimate photographs often appear to avoid specific contexts or any immediate political significance. The exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of more than 150 photographs, many never been seen before in the UK.
Vanessa Winship: And Time Folds will be on display alongside Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing from 22 June-2 Sep in the Barbican Art Gallery.