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[af-ros'] De ἀφρός (« foam »), the meaning fertility is implied
This series came into being at first within the boiling energy of Exarchia (Athens), then it deployed its matrix in many-sided elsewhere which bear the imprints, the gaps, and the elements of resistance of a society on its last leg. Here the opaque signs of a primitive ephemeral urban alphabet come to the surface. Their delicate, shivering skins come modestly into view, the fragile delight of life-fighting to survive. This work is a polysemous corpus set into deep, contradictory flows. Colors and materials, lines and faces, signified and significant jostle together here, they come to the surface from the very bustling depths of our towns and of our bodies just like the foam on gale days.
This series of slideshows have been recorded in order to create new artistic and educational opportunities for the Futures Talents - the photographers that are part of Futures platform.
In 2020 Tbilisi Photo Festival has joined the FUTURES - Europe based photography platform co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union. Futures bring together the global photography community to support and nurture the professional development of emerging artists across the world.
© Romain Bagnard