‘EAT IT – About Food’ is the title of the 15th Horizons Zingst Environmental Photography Festival, set to take place in the German seaside town from May 20 to 29, 2022. Following a two-year break due to the pandemic, the festival returns with a rich programme of exhibitions, photography workshops, the popular photography fair, as well as lectures, panel discussions, and much more. As in previous years, Leica Camera AG is on board as official festival partner.
The 16 scheduled showcases revolve almost entirely around the topic of food, which is explored from a broad range of perspectives. Leica Gallery Zingst presents the exhibition ‘Until the Corn Grows Back’ with works by Lys Arango. In this project, the Spanish photographer shines a light on the far-reaching effects of climate change. Hundreds of thousands of small-scale Guatemalan farmers have been affected by destroyed harvests – resulting in wide-spread undernourishment and malnutrition. Arango investigated this concerning issue with a focus on the everyday realities of families and their children.
At the Zingst Heimatmuseum, the series ‘Tempora Morte’ by Berlin-based photographer Lia Darjes takes visitors to the roadside markets of Kaliningrad and other cities in the former Soviet Union: every day, elderly men and women set up small, makeshift stalls, offering homegrown and foraged produce in order to supplement their meagre pensions. Fascinated by this micro-economy, Darjes translated their modest arrangements into a striking series of documentary still-life photographs.
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