Building Layers, Reaching Many

Guy Martin, winner of the Viewbook Visual Storytelling Grant, speaks about developments in his work and directions for photography, at his exhibition at Les Rencontres d'Arles 2017.

Guy Martin’s body of work The Parallel State attempts to understand the truth, lies and fictions of modern-day Turkey, via a visual journey through the made-up world of its soap operas and the real-life political violence that has existed in the country for the past five years. In Guy’s first interview with Viewbook, he spoke of the constraints that he felt current platforms and online possibilities for photographers imposed on adding the layers of context he wanted to give his story. At Arles, during his exhibition of the work as part of the 2017 Discovery Award, he spoke further about this, and about some of the solutions he has found.

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Viewbook Transformations

It is no longer possible to imagine a world without photography. In our digital age anyone can pick up a camera to produce a ‘good’ image and share it with the world. As a web­ technology company in the photography industry, Viewbook is directly involved in translating new technologies and needs into meaningful possibilities for photographers. At a time when technology, globalization and the internet are having such great impact, we are curious to find out how photographers see those changes and how they work with them.
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