Voices of the South Atlantic
March - August 2012
London, Wales and Plymouth
Past touring exhibition
Voices of the South Atlantic is a partnership project between Ffotogallery, Autograph ABP, Peninsula Arts and Photofusion, with a series of linked exhibitions and events hosted in London, Wales and Plymouth.
Timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Falklands / Malvinas war, Voices of the South Atlantic examines issues of war and its consequences. Rooted in the 1982 Falklands / Malvinas conflict, it includes the voices of people who fought on both sides, as well as civilians who were directly affected. Colour photographs of landscapes of the islands and black and white seascapes of the South Atlantic, act as visual metaphors that allude to feelings of menace, courage and fear, at the same time showing physical traces of war.
Through juxtaposing photographs of scarred landscapes with testimonies from British and Argentine veterans and Falkland Islanders, a dialogue is established between the time needed for the terrain to heal and the period the men themselves need to recover.