Text by David Campany
Edition of 500
290 x 240 mm
Of the forms of photography, or photo-projects that are around today, very few go all the way back to the beginnings of the medium. The portrait survey is one of them. It appeals to that deep desire to gather and collect, to organise and take stock, to assert some kind of order upon a world forever slipping into the past, or into disorder. That is the slightly cold-hearted motivation, but the portrait survey can also be an occasion for much warmer things: empathy, exchange, collaboration, even community. Pani Paul and Lola Paprocka have gathered together images of young people people they invited to be photographed at Palm Studios in East London over the last five years. Friends. Friends of friends. Fashion people. Music people. Artists. Skateboarders. A creative scene, in all its emergent and fragile energy.” – David Campany
About the Artist
Lola Paprocka is a photographer, curator and publisher based in London. Her inspirations come primarily from Brutalist architecture, nature and portraiture. These themes frequently present themselves throughout her body of work. Lola has exhibited globally in various group shows and photography festivals. She has curated the Independent Photography Festival in London, in addition to a number of book launches and solo exhibitions.
About the Publisher
Palm Studios is a London-based publisher focusing on photography. It’s outputs are curated and edited by Lola Paprocka.
Palm* showcases photographers and artists through creative projects, online features, exhibitions, events and book launches. It was founded in 2015.