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James Hopkirk and Gabrielle Motola

  • theprintspace 74 Kingsland Road London E2 8DL United Kingdom (map)

For our June talk, we’re excited to welcome James Hopkirk and Gabrielle Motola to PhotoForum to share some of their work. James will be speaking about his ongoing series South London Stories, which looks at the impact of national issues and policy on individuals in his own community. Gabrielle will be sharing work from her longstanding engagement with Iceland and Icelandic society, which explores attitudes to a range of social issues from an Icelandic perspective.

Doors open at 7:00PM for a prompt 7:30PM start. As always, PhotoForum is free and open to all – so please come and join us!

© James Hopkirk

© James Hopkirk

South London Stories is a portrait of a community. Since 2015, photojournalist James Hopkirk has collaborated with Lambeth residents and local NGOs to tell in-depth, moving human stories through photography, text, film, exhibitions and workshops. James’ work uses local stories to explore national issues, including immigration, homelessness, food poverty, housing, sex work, addiction, mental health and the benefits system. www.southlondonstories.com  

© Gabrielle Motola

© Gabrielle Motola

Gabrielle Motola is an award-winning documentary, portrait photographer and writer living between London and Reykjavik. She is best known for her immersive journeys which take her around the globe, like Henge to Henge, which chronicled her solo motorcycle trip from Stonehenge to Iceland’s Arctic Henge and was awarded a bursary and an exhibition by Olympus. Her work has also been honoured by the AOP, The Observer, TWPP, and FujiFilm. Born in the US and raised across the US and Canada, she has lived the majority of her life abroad in France, Iceland and England. Motola’s first book, An Equal Difference, was published in 2016.