Photo London 2022 : Overlapse Books : Viacheslav Poliakov
Viacheslav Poliakov – Lviv – God’s Will
Overlapse published the book Lviv – God’s Will with Viacheslav Poliakov in 2018 after discovering him as a FOAM Talent artist in 2017. The expressions in this book really gives a sense of the socio-political and psychological position of many Ukrainians in the time period between Russia’s annexation of Ukraine and this invasion in 2022 It’s difficult from afar not to worry daily about the horrors that people are going through, so we want to take the opportunity of Photo London to highlight Viacheslav’s artistry to a wider audience. We’ll have posters for sale at our stand with all proceeds going directly to the artist in Ukraine. We are also having the London launch of our new title FASTIDIOSA by Italian documentary photographers Jean-Marc Caimi and Valentina Piccinni. It’s an unfiltered, personal and intense account of Xylella, the plant epidemic that threatens Europe. Caimi & Piccinni focused on the plight of local farmers and environmental devastation in Puglia, southern Italy, over a period of six years. The duo were working in the groves with farmers facing the destruction of their history, culture and livelihood, forced to cut down heritage olive trees to prevent the spread of infection into northern Europe. Millions of trees have already been felled, and there is no known cure for the disease.
Most Overlapse books focus on storytelling through the use of visuals, sometimes layered with texts, archival images and ephemera. While our subjects and stories cover social, cultural, and environmental issues, all connected to human experience, we try to incorporate a wide range of voices in collaborations and think toward the experience of the reader.
12 – 15 May 2022