Continuing to photograph where his award-winning book Hackney Wick left off, Stephen Gill has made "Archaeology in Reverse" in his cherished area in East London. Still making pictures with the camera he bought at Hackney Wick market for 50p, this time he focuses on things that do not yet exist. This magnificently produced book features traces and clues of things to come in a poetic, sometimes eerie and quiet photographic study of a place in a state of limbo prior to the rapid transformation that this area faces during the build-up to the Olympics in 2012.
Stephen Gill was born in Bristol, England in 1971, a committed photographer since a teenager. He developed his unique approach - combining conceptualism with striking empathy for his human subjects - while working for Magnum Photos, and accepted his first assignment, for the New York Times Magazine, in 1997. Widely regarded as a key young European artist, Gill has had one person shows at the Photographers Gallery, London, Museum of Architecture, Moscow, and the Arles Festival of Photography, France. His work is widely published in magazines including Blind Spot, Doubletake, New York Times Maga
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