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The professional photographers ongoing response to the lake Thames is on display on Estuary 2021
Now in its second version, the multi-disciplinary arts celebration Estuary does not take place in one location, or even in a single town. Instead, its exhibitions follow the meandering River Thames, distribute 83 miles along the Southern Essex and North Kent coastlines. Inspired by Tom King’s 2001 book Thames Estuary Trail: A Walk around the end of the World , the festival shows on the lives, histories, scenery and beauty found throughout this culturally rich length of water.
British-Isreali Photographer Nadav Kander will be exhibiting works from his series Dark Line- The Thames Estuary. The site-specific landscape images will be presented on an forgotten jetty in the very place the images depict.
“Of the elemental forces on earth, slow-moving expanses of dark water have the strongest effect on me. I’m drawn to the grace, the power, as well as ability to conceal what is unidentified, ” Kander explains. “This work implies the passage of time, in contrast to our very own. The life of the River Thames; flowing before, then in to my frame and forever beyond. I’m attracted to making work that bears witness to the river and to time. The photograph is static, while referring to the planet and nature beyond its edges. It conjures images of destiny; it creates the past and points towards the future. ”