Vyacheslav 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 give an idea of the socio-political and psychological position of many Ukrainians in the period between the annexation of Ukraine by Russia and this invasion in 2022 It’s hard by far not to worry about the horrors that people are going through on a daily basis, so we want to take the opportunity of Photo London to highlight the artistry of Viacheslav to a wider audience. We will have posters for sale at our stand and all proceeds will go directly to the artist in Ukraine. We are also organizing the launch in London of our new title ANGRY by Italian documentary photographers Jean-Marc Caimi and Valentina Piccinni. It is 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 six-year period. The duo worked in the groves with farmers facing the destruction of their history, culture and livelihoods, forced to cut down heritage olive trees to prevent the infection from spreading across 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 text, stock footage, and ephemera. While our topics and stories span social, cultural, and environmental issues, all tied to the human experience, we try to incorporate a wide range of voices into the collaborations and think about the reader’s experience.
Photos London 2022
May 12 – 15, 2022