29 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
Project Hlinsko by Willem Jaspert
Photographer Willem Jaspert presents an intimate portrayal of the customs and simple beauty of a town in decline. Every year the town of Hlinsko and the surrounding villages celebrate Masopust, a parade from house to house to ensure a rich harvest, fertility and to celebrate the imminent arrival of spring. This festival was added to the Unesco World Heritage List in 2010. Willem has made this celebration an important focus of his Hlinsko series, whilst also appreciating the beautiful details of everyday life in this extraordinary town.
Willem Jaspert studied the MA in Image & Communication
at Goldsmith’s College before going on to assist fashion photographer Corinne
Day. Willem incorporates a sensibility from the fashion and portraiture genres
into his personal work, often focusing on dress and colour.
The exhibition is showing as part of Select/15 at Photofusion Gallery, until 26 June 2015
Photofusion Gallery, 17A Electric Lane, London SW9 8LA
From: 29 May 2015
To: 26 Jun 2015