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Catalyst 2020/2021
Book Set

Published by IC Visual Lab in collaboration with Bristol Photo Festival. June 2021
Collective publication
6 booklets 24pp each
Naturalis 120gms
Cover Colorplan shade 170gms
Bespoked Slipcase Colorplan 300gms
Printing: Digital Offset
Binding: Stapled
Edition of 100

Photographers: Billy Barraclough, Debsuddha, Jenna Garrett, Kelly O’Brien, Maria Gracia Cebrecos & Sibusiso Bheka.

The tension between culture and nature is a matchmaking force that has occupied our minds for centuries. In a current system that dehumanizes and separates, ‘Elective Affinities’ brings together a series of personal stories that investigate universal themes inviting the reader's reflection on the human condition. Through six visual essays, these authors observe connections between people, their beliefs and actions by exploring family narratives, the process of grief and loss, the margins of social standards, mythological representations, the relation between faith and place and the imact of urban racial segregation. The resulting work has been produced throughout Catalyst, an international mentorship programme, supporting six innovative photographers working alongside a group of international mentors; consisting of artists, designers, curators, educators and photographers. The programme is designed to further their personal careers and widen their approach and methods to photographing. The programme is directed by IC Visual Lab in collaboration with Bristol Photo Festival.

This collective publication is one of our tools to support future editions of CATALYST Mentorship programme in collaboration with Bristol Photo Festival. The funds raised with this publication will be entirely dedicated to the next edition of CATALYST, with financial rewards for mentees/mentors and no entry fee. If you would like to support future editions of this programme you can order this now with the great work from the first CATALYST mentees.

The mentors for this 2020/2021 edition are: Julián Barón, Dragana Jurisic, Lebohang Kganye, Colin Pantall, Sarker Protick, Francesca Seravalle, Alejandro Acín and Safia Belhaj.

More info HERE